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    ewaffle

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    This is an impressively huge set of buildings.

    Post  ewaffle on Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:06 pm

    Anyone know what it is?

    A screen grab from http://bit.ly/r6CSBW video toward the bottom of the page-- the complaint chorus of Hong Kong.

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    dleedlee

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    Re: This is an impressively huge set of buildings.

    Post  dleedlee on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:54 am

    My guess is that it's one of the public housing estates in Tin Shui Wai, the setting for Ann Hui's The Way We Are and Night and Fog (I think, haven't see it). From fuzzy memory, a lot of mainlanders settle here and is notorious for suicides who leap from the buildings.

    Some photos here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Shui_Wai
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_housing_estates_in_Tin_Shui_Wai
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    ewaffle

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    Re: This is an impressively huge set of buildings.

    Post  ewaffle on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:45 pm

    Thanks, Dennis--I thought they had to be some type of public housing since the buildings are so uniform and ugly. They were built since the public housing with which I am most familiar, Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, were torn down.




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