Sben Korsh is an architectural historian whose current research focuses on the architecture and urbanism of global finance based on years of fieldwork in Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, and London. His essay in this issue draws, in particular, from his current book project about the architecture and urban history of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Currently, he is a PhD student in architecture at the University of Michigan.

The Enduring Importance of Space Within a Virtual Border: The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Trading Hall

In the first eight months of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread globally from China, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange still managed to raise more than US$19 billion in initial public offerings (IPOs) of corporate stock. This sum was a remarkable return to form after the region was rocked by protests in 2019; less than […]

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