Monday, February 22, 2016

Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge - Nicholas Hammond (1979) - The Peak, Hong Kong

So, on with the helicopter search and a nice bit of nostalgia to begin with as the chopper flies over the upper Peak Tram terminus and the previous version of the viewing tower. Unfortunately I missed this earlier version by just a couple of years because it was demolished in 1993. By the time I arrived for my first trip in Nov '95 the current 'flying wok' version was still under scaffolding but pretty much completed.

The current Peak Galleria isn't that much older, opening in 1992, but here we can see its precursor - a development called 'Peak Mansions'. Built in 1928 they were around 50 years old when this film was made and there is some further information over on Gwulo.com. Like many other sites in HK, an elegant historical building has been torn down and replaced by a mall.

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