Every Chinese New Year, the CBD empties out. It grows quiet, reminding us that without people, it is nothing more than concrete and steel. Which made us wonder: in the same way that these buildings serve no purpose without us, who are we without them? Without our obsessions with the rat race? Without our dreams of material things and the good life?

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