The forgotten architectural features that dot Hong Kong’s streets, and why such phenomena are called Thomassons after an ex-New York Yankees baseball player

//The forgotten architectural features that dot Hong Kong’s streets, and why such phenomena are called Thomassons after an ex-New York Yankees baseball player

The forgotten architectural features that dot Hong Kong’s streets, and why such phenomena are called Thomassons after an ex-New York Yankees baseball player

Quiz question: what connects an obscure professional baseball player with a protruding piece of pavement, in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district, over which you might well have tripped?The bizarre answer is that when ex-New York Yankees first baseman Gary Thomasson joined Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants towards the end of his career, in 1981, a startling nosedive in performance meant he spent most of his time benched.Enter Japanese artist Akasegawa Genpei, who, having spent years detecting and…

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