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How feng shui shaped Hong Kong's skyline

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Hong Kong’s famous skyline is known for its colorful lights and modern buildings, but a closer look reveals some unique designs inspired by feng shui. Vox explores feng shui principles, explain the circumstances that allowed it to flourish in Hong Kong and take a look at the unique designs around the city.

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The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong's high-rises - CNN

These quirky cut-outs have long been rumored to exist for purposes of feng shui, an ancient Chinese system of summoning happiness and fortune through an individual's surroundings. Such holes, it is said, act as gateways for "spirit dragons" that reside in the hills behind the towers -- blocking the dragons' path to the water could bring misfortune to local residents. In reality, there are often more practical reasons than feng shui for hollowing out a square of what would have been prime real estate.

Feng shui at work - The New York Times

Buildings with bad feng shui, such as the Bank of China Tower, have been blamed for surrounding companies going out of business.


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