Notes on the Geography of Thailand: Bangkok: Photo 28
Again from the Siam Square station, this time looking northward toward a proud skyline, but one with lots of towers left nearly empty when Thailand struggled to right an economy that had almost sunk in a financial crisis of 1997. In the background, the 85-storey Baiyoke II tower, designed by Plan Architect but lacking the intended 140-meter communications tower; in its place is a billboard advertising DTAC cell phones. Right center, the Wat Padum Vanaram. Almost invisible in the greenery is a squatter settlement tucked into the urban patchwork.
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