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Real estate time bomb

Real estate time bomb

Previously in HK, most houses were built with stacked brick or stone pillars, and wooden beams, no steel re-bars were used. Extensive use of reinforced steel bars for residential buildings started about 60 years ago, and most were 3 to 4 storeys in height. However, steel would corrode and expand in volume, causing concrete to crack. Today, these 50-60 year old houses, if not already torn down, are deteriorating very badly.
Residential buildings of more than 15-20 storeys only started to appear in H.K. around 30-40 years ago. However, facts are that reinforced concrete is far from perfect. In another 20 to 30 years, these buildings of more than 20 storeys would face the same deterioration problem that the older 3 storey buildings are facing now. The difference, however, would be the high number of individual property owners, and the high number of buildings in each development.
30 to 40 years from now, these residential buildings of 15-20 storeys or higher would face the need to be torn down. At that time, the individual owners would need to pay for the demolition costs. Subsequent to the demolition, each individual owner's right would be the equivalence of probably 40-50 sq. ft. of land. One wonders if the land cost at that time would be sufficient to cover the demolition costs.
Various serious and difficult problems would need to be dealt with: prices; legal; financing; social etc.
I wish Hong Kong citizens would not overly trust the wisdom of our leaders in Hong Kong. We should know that the real estate developers are the darlings of our leaders. The general public is not. The mistake of our leaders have permitted these darlings to use high real estate prices to rob the wealth of successive generations of the purchasers. Beware.

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回覆 #1 rick 的帖子

It's shameful that Hong Kong Government does not make any effort to retain some old buildings and structures even though they carry character, stories, memories, history...

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HK STYLE 2 Destroy HK

由建築設計師胡恩威主編的《香港風格(2)消滅香港》,好中Point,現在跟大家分享一些精華:


消滅香港
是香港政府
城市規劃
的唯一目標

消滅香港的
歷史

消滅香港人的
集體記憶

消滅香港人的社區
消滅香港人的家庭

消滅香港人的個人意識

消滅海港

消滅街道
消滅街市

消滅小販
消滅大排檔

消滅老商店
消滅老戲院

消滅樹木

香港成為了一座7百萬人的
石屎森林監獄
全香港佈滿著一式一樣的
大型商場
一式一樣的樓貼樓
大型樓盤大型豪宅

香港不需要社區,不需要鄰居
不需要家庭
不需要有個性的個體
需要的是更多的消費
更多的信用卡,更多的名牌
更少的人情味
更少的清新空氣

街道佈滿的是巴士
更多的巴士,比火車地鐵
還要長的雙層巴士鐵路
香港的春夏秋冬都是冷氣
室內四處都是冷氣
室外四處都是廢氣

小市民不可在街作小販
大企業可以在街邊
推銷信用卡,推銷寬頻
推銷樓盤
不正常的在香港
成為正常

香港只可以有現在
沒有未來
租金可以無止境的上昇
投資只可以是投機
沒有人會安分守己
沒有人會腳踏實地
沒有人會做好學問
沒有人會相信未來
相信理想

香港已經不是
以前的香港
對於現在的香港人
人情味是笑話

認真是一種謊言
狗仔隊是神是唯一的真理

香港沒有人
相信人可以是好人
憎人富貴厭人窮

講權利但不相信義務
假道學成為主流

城市的規劃
影響著
我們的價值
個人的價值
家庭的價值
朋友與朋友
之間的價值
社區的價值
人類存在的
價值

以金錢為唯一指標的
香港規劃政策
令短期金錢效益成為
香港成功的唯一指標

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