A forthcoming talk in Hong Kong examines the city’s Thomassons – architectural leftovers like this pavement in Causeway Bay believed to be a remnant of a forgotten shopfront. Photo: HKU Faculty of Architecture students
A forthcoming talk in Hong Kong examines the city’s Thomassons – architectural leftovers like this pavement in Causeway Bay believed to be a remnant of a forgotten shopfront. Photo: HKU Faculty of Architecture students

The forgotten architectural features that dot Hong Kong’s streets, and why such phenomena are called Thomassons after an ex-New York Yankees baseball player

  • Hong Kong is a city filled with Thomassons – objects ‘completely purposeless but also maintained’, from staircases to nowhere to windows that will never open
  • The subject of a forthcoming TEDx talk, they are named after Gary Thomasson, an ex-New York Yankees player paid generously but benched by Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants

Topic |   Architecture and design
A forthcoming talk in Hong Kong examines the city’s Thomassons – architectural leftovers like this pavement in Causeway Bay believed to be a remnant of a forgotten shopfront. Photo: HKU Faculty of Architecture students
A forthcoming talk in Hong Kong examines the city’s Thomassons – architectural leftovers like this pavement in Causeway Bay believed to be a remnant of a forgotten shopfront. Photo: HKU Faculty of Architecture students
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