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Monster building

District Hong Kong, China

The monster of Hong Kong concrete jungle Monster building

Quarry Bay is a densely packed neighborhood in Eastern Hong Kong, with more and more industrial and residential spaces opening each year, but perhaps no building is quite as condensed as this hulking behemoth: actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s, its individual units are stacked one on top of the other and create a colorful, cohesive tapestry of homes. The Monster Building, as it’s been nicknamed by locals, was built during a population boom in the 1960s to offer government-subsidized housing for low-income residents. Because of its photo-friendly symmetry and aesthetically striking architecture, the building has become a favorite spot for urban explorers and Instagrammers. The area has been used as a set in multiple films.

Yick Cheong Building, 1046 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

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