The Last Hutongs of Beijing: The High Cost of Urban Transformation
Beijing’s rapid transformation into a global skyscraper city is astonishing; the efficient urban reconstruction comes, however, with a cost as its historical heritage, the unique character of Old Beijing (老北京) as it is known, is razed into piles of rubble. WildChina talks with journalist and photographer Jojje Olsson about the particular struggles to preserve Beijing’s heritage. See more images of Beijing’s hutongs here »

The Last Hutongs of Beijing: The High Cost of Urban Transformation

Beijing’s rapid transformation into a global skyscraper city is astonishing; the efficient urban reconstruction comes, however, with a cost as its historical heritage, the unique character of Old Beijing (老北京) as it is known, is razed into piles of rubble. WildChina talks with journalist and photographer Jojje Olsson about the particular struggles to preserve Beijing’s heritage. See more images of Beijing’s hutongs here »