Tower-ing Fiction #8: "Monster Building," Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Ghost in the Shell (2017), White Dragon/Strangers (2018)

The so-called “Monster Building,” a popular tourist attraction and recent filming location, is really five high-rise apartment buildings tightly packed together on the western side of Quarry Bay (鰂魚涌) in the Eastern District of Hong Kong, appearing in Western film and television as a metonymic singifier of the dense, chaotic East, while also providing a controlled visual space and shooting location.

Read More