This video is part of the "Welcome to Hong Kong - Study on Verticality" series: bruchansky.name/2010/05/09/welcome-to-hong-kong-study-on-verticality/
It was made for the "Welcome to My Place" group: Welcome to My Place
What is most fascinating in a skyscraper? Is it its height? Or is it the importance given to its location? Why do thousands of people want to be teleported every day to the front door of a single building, while there are so many other geographical coordinates to choose from on Earth? The massive appearance of a skyscraper is the materialization of the importance of its location.
The “Concentration” video suggests that such a disproportionate interest in specific locations is due to a phenomenon of concentration: a door becomes highly desirable because of the importance given to the doors next door. This remains true even when the first building becomes anecdotal, and when concentration in itself becomes the significance. The Hong Kong harbour has brought in workers, financial institutions, and then consumer-facing companies, the whole being sustained only because of concentration.
Soundscape by hanstimm: freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=22984