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Walk on the sky —explore the HK’s city sprit though the skywalk 10803627d Li Xuehan PAED Summary: At first I would like to explain why I selected this topic, and then this report will talk about what I have found when I explored the Hong Kong Society and learnt in the courses. To probe into Hong Kong deeply, this report gives some basic information on the skywalk. And this report also compares the skywalk with crossing and underpass in order to explain the author’s view clearly. At last it gives out the author’s understandings on Hong Kong ‘people and society.
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As I explored the city of HK, I found it is very convenient for passengers to cross the roads by the skywalk, especially for those busy and crowed areas. And I can tell that I will find quite a thing from exploring the skywalk. Every day I go to school by walking on the skywalk, which makes me very rest assured that, because I need not to care about the weather or the cars. I have a feeling of being protected. So I decided to pay more attention on the skywalk out of a sense of thankfulness. The first step is to find something though Hung Hom. The followed pictures show what I have seen and what touched me so much. When you are walking though this kind of skywalk, you have no sense of being in an iron world, on the contrary, you will think that you are wandering in a sky- garden. Besides well greened, I also found that many skywalks have long slopes or spiral slopes, which were taken as a waste by me at the very beginning. But later I figured it out that it is designed for disabilities and people who carry or pull load. Then it occurred to me that, while we take the skywalk as a convenient, it is not convenient for disabilities even it has the special design. But why HK needs so many skywalks?( more than 290 skywalks have been built [1]) I find some answers from the courses. Hong Kong is short of land, especially in whose area is only one-tenth of the territory, but the scale of the population has reached 300 million, nearly half of the population. Maximum use of limited space, become the inevitable choice of urban architecture. Take Central-Mid- levels escalators in Hong Kong as an example, it is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The entire escalator system covers over 800 metres in distance and elevates over 135 metres from bottom to top, [2] extended in all directions as the aorta, connect the Hong Kong Central, the ±heart” of Hong Kong,
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with each of the major organs of body. The bridge system began from the Western Market in Sheung Wan Shun Tak Centre, spanning several blocks, and connecting many well-known building blocks to reach the Jardine House in Central and other places. With this criss-crossing skywalk, you can easily reach the relevant government departments, the Legislative Council, the HKEx, post offices, several well-known banks, insurance companies, libraries, shopping malls, cinemas and so on. At the same time, this bridge also connects the sea and air transport network -
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course FENG 101 taught by Professor Luximol during the Spring '11 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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