A massive cross-section map of the Walled City of Kowloon

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As you may have noticed, we're obsessed with the Kowloon Walled City. Prior to the labyrinthine city's demolition, a Japanese research team drew up this huge cross-section map. It's in Japanese, but it's nonetheless astounding. [Deconcrete via William Gibson]

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Corpore Metal

Hey, Libertopia, the popup book! Keen! But seriously, here's hoping we don't live in a Bladerunner set.

I love high density urban life. I love it. I just hope it isn't some kind of Dickensian nightmare like Kowloon was.

Caves of Steel would be better I think.