Hong Kong Island is dominated by steep, hilly terrain, which makes it the home of some rather unusual methods of transport up and down the slopes.
Since it was officially opened to the public on 15 October 1993, the escalator system has played a very important role in pedestrianising the Western District. It links Queen’s Road Central in Central with Conduit Road in the Mid-Levels, passing through narrow streets. The daily traffic exceeds 55,000 people, although originally forecast 27,000. At Queen’s Road Central, the Central–Mid-Levels escalators system is connected through Central Market to the Central Elevated Walkway, an extensive footbridge network.
The escalator system is 800 metres (2,600 ft) long with a vertical climb of 135 metres (443 ft). The total travel time is twenty minutes, but most people walk while the escalator moves to shorten their trip. Due to the geographical situation, the same distance is equivalent to several miles of zigzagging roads if travelling by car. It consists of twenty escalators and three inclined moving walkways. According to Guinness World Records, these escalators together form the longest outdoor covered escalator system.
The escalators daily run downhill from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and uphill from 10:30am to midnight. Apart from serving as a method of transporting, the system is also a tourist attraction and has restaurants, bars, and shops lining its route. There is an entrance and exit on each road it passes, often on both sides of the road.
-From wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central%E2%80%93Mid-Levels_escalator_and_walkway_system———————————————————LEGO Creation ————————————————————-
This was my ACGHK 2014 compeition creation. It got a third runner-up finally and the 2nd most favour by the public. The creation took a long time in taking photos and research. Also this was my first time to create Hong Kong Road Scene, quite a big challenge.Let me introduce what have inside the creation.
Chinese Medical Shop with doctor and patients
This is the real one.
The building next to the Chinese Medical Shop contains a Sports wear shop, a massage shop.
Street food stall, very common in preious Hong Kong time. There are still some left in Central.
The convenience store , 7 -11
The former Central Police station also located next to the elevator.
Although there is a distance from the real scene, I put this building into my creation
Of coarse, the main dish, the elevator and walkway!
The elevator can be moved because I had added some technic gears inside.