time zoned urbanization

The walk from Central Walk Mall to the Civic Center by way of Central Park suggests the contradictory temporalities of Shenzhen speed, which was set when Guomao went up — one story every three days. Shenzhen Speed is time zoned urbanization, where architecture appears as a function of place X project-time subdivided by GDP expectations and the inevitable algorithm of actual buildings + entropy gains momentum in the absence of mindful inhabitation. Impressions from yesterday’s walk:

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2 thoughts on “time zoned urbanization

    • Hi Lee,

      I don’t understand why it was left there, in such pristine condition. It is located almost directly under the Civic Center and would seem to be one place where homeless cleanup would be more enforced. Unless, of course, its an employee nap station…

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