To Kwa Wan Road (土瓜灣道) is a major thoroughfare in the Kowloon City district of eastern Kowloon, Hong Kong (香港), located just to the west of the old Kai Tak airport. The buildings in this block comprise the eastern edge of the famous “13 Streets” neighbourhood (十三街). The 11 parallel streets inside the zone are named after animals which are auspicious in Chinese culture, such as dragon, phoenix, swallow, crane and horse. These dilapidated apartment blocks were built between 1958 and 1960 and are under review by the Urban Renewal Authority for redevelopment.
This Panorama was captured in July 2014