By Martin Gøttske
The 1st of July marked the 20-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from the U.K. to China. During those two decades the city’s iconic skyline has experienced a growth spurt – in 1997 the highest building reached a height of 490 meters; today the number Is 490 meters.
Hong Kong is maintaining its position as a regional financial hub: in 1997 it was home to 903 regional headquarters while the number is now 1,379. At the same time, Hong Kong is one of the most expensive housing markets in the world: in 1997, one square meter of an average sized apartment would have cost 83,159 HKD; today the price is 139,349 HKD.