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муравейник (1971)

Little took place for hundreds of years afterward, although 30 guards were stationed there in 1668. As a result, the Qing authorities felt it necessary to improve the fort in order to rule the area and check further British influence.

The improvements, including the formidable defensive wall , were completed in 1847. The Walled City was captured by rebels during the Taiping Rebellion in 1854 before being retaken a few weeks later. China was allowed to continue to keep officials there as long as they did not interfere with the defence of British Hong Kong.

The following year, the Governor, Sir Henry Blake , suspected that the Viceroy of Canton was using troops to aid resistance to the new arrangements. Though the British claimed ownership of the Walled City, they did little with it over the following few decades. Aside from such institutions, however, the Walled City became a mere curiosity for British colonials and tourists to visit; it was labelled as "Chinese Town" in a 1915 map.

By 1940 only the yamen, the school and one house remained. Refugees from mainland China because of the Chinese Civil War post 1945 poured in to take advantage of British protection the Walled City was a Chinese territory but surrounded by British land , and 2,000 squatters occupied the Walled City by 1947.

It was a very complex place, difficult to generalise about, a place that seemed frightening but where most people continued to lead normal lives. A place just like the rest of Hong Kong. The elevation of the buildings begins to reach its maximum height. In January 1950, a fire broke out that destroyed over 2,500 huts, home to nearly 3,500 families and 17,000 total people. It was only during a 1959 trial for a murder that occurred within the Walled City that the Hong Kong government was ruled to have jurisdiction there.

By this time, however, the Walled City was virtually ruled by the organised crime syndicates known as triads. The Walled City had become such a haven for criminals that police would venture into it only in large groups. With public support, particularly from younger residents, the continued raids gradually eroded drug use and violent crime.

The city became extremely densely populated, with over 30,000 people in 300 buildings occupying little more than 7 acres 2. As a result, the city reached its maximum size by the late 1970s and early 1980s; a height restriction of 13 to 14 storeys had been imposed on the city due to the flight path of planes heading towards Kai Tak Airport.

Eight municipal pipes provided water to the entire structure, although more could have come from wells. Numerous small factories and businesses thrived inside the Walled City, and some residents formed groups to organise and improve daily life there. Charities, religious societies, and other welfare groups were gradually introduced to the City. While medical clinics and schools went unregulated, the Hong Kong government did provide some services, such as water supply and mail delivery.

Construction work on Kowloon Walled City Park started the following month. It was opened officially by Governor Chris Patten a few months later on 22 December. It is divided into eight landscape features, [22] with the fully restored yamen as its centrepiece.

The Eight Floral Walks, each named after a different plant or flower [27] The Chess Garden, featuring four 3-by-5-metre 9. The front of the restored yamen building with one of the original cannons Children of early 20th century Kowloon Walled City residents playing on the yamen cannons The Antiquities and Monuments Office conducted archaeological examinations as the Walled City was being demolished, and several cultural remains were discovered.

Along with its foundation, other remains included two stone plaques inscribed with "South Gate" and "Kowloon Walled City" from the South Gate and a flagstone path that had led up to it. It was restored in 1996 and is now found near the centre of the park. In spite of its transformation from a fort into an urban enclave, the Walled City retained the same basic layout.

The original fort was built on a slope [38] and consisted of a 2. Informal estimates, on the other hand, often mistakenly included the neighbouring squatter village of Sai Tau Tsuen. Contrary to what many outsiders believed, most residents of the Walled City behaved similarly to other Hong Kong natives.

Parents used them to relax, and children would play or do homework there after school. Evangelist Jackie Pullinger wrote a 1989 memoir, Crack in the Wall, about her involvement in treating drug addicts within the Walled City. It is instantly sensed by the congested open market that runs along the street in front of the row of dark run-down flats—shacks haphazardly perched on top of one another giving the impression that at any moment the entire blighted complex will collapse under its own weight, leaving nothing but rubble where elevated rubble had stood.

Kowloon Nights uses the Walled City as the setting for a series of murders. The filth, squalor and the crime-oriented nature of the area is described vividly when the characters Marissa and Tristan Williams pass by the back-lanes. The 1993 film Crime Story starring Jackie Chan was partly filmed in the deserted Walled City, and includes real scenes of building explosions. Those mismatched, uncalculated windows. How they seemed to absorb all the frantic activity of Kai Tak airport, sucking in energy like a black hole.

The game Stranglehold , a sequel to the film Hard Boiled , features a version of the Walled City filled with hundreds of Triad members. Factions depicts massive, densely packed structures inspired by the Walled City. Hong Kong include a crime-ridden, rebuilt version of the Walled City set in 2056.