The International Chamber of Commerce is reflected in a wall of the West Kowloon Cultural District’s M+ Pavilion. Picture: Sam Tsang
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong glass-clad skyscrapers are iconic, but the city’s windows were once glazed with oysters

By the mid-19th century, glass – once a novelty and a status symbol – had become ubiquitous in the city, effectively killing demand for the product previously used for window-glazing purposes

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The International Chamber of Commerce is reflected in a wall of the West Kowloon Cultural District’s M+ Pavilion. Picture: Sam Tsang
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