Building Next To Shophouses
Greetings: It is very common to see new residential flats built butting against shophouses, and an example of such is shown in this photo. Across the street, the two relatively new buildings were likely constructed at two different time and there is no air gap between the two either.
I have never watched how they are built, so I wonder if they install a membrane between the two such that at a later time when the shophouses are to be demolished, the job would be easier than to chip out the older concrete.
It is also intriguing to see shophouses that escape, or perhaps miss, their neighbouring redevelopment. There must be a variety of reasons which I would like to learn about. Thanks, and Regards, Peter