I looked out of the Hotel window in Xiamen this morning to a very grey day and noted how the older buildings are being slowly taken over by new high rises. Everywhere we drove in Quanzhou high rise apartment blocks are popping up and the older two storey apartments are being demolished. I would have to say many of the older apartments look well past their use by dates; plaster is peeling off the exterior walls and they have seen better days.
The new apartments are bigger, approx 800 to 1000 square feet and up to 30 storeys high.
Following on from the last post, here is another example of recycling.