Villes champignons en Chine

[The New York Times] China’s Instant Cities : des villes champignons poussent à la limite des mégapoles chinoises, Pékin, Shangaï, Hong-Kong. D'immenses immeubles en accordéons de béton déploient leur plis.  Un magnifique reportage photographique de Christoph Gielen et Tim Doody pour le New York Times.

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The construction sites, surrounded by concrete walls, are almost impossible to enter without a guide who knows how to get past suspicious guards. But once inside, it’s like entering a science fiction novel. Even in the middle of the night, bulldozers, cement trucks, and workers swarm the sites as muscular cranes hoist cargo to ever-greater heights. Bamboo scaffolding and mesh encase the partially built residential high-rises, giving them the appearance of gargantuan cocoons. Entire neighborhoods arise within months of groundbreaking.

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