Where is this picture taken?

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Where in the world can I find 55-floor residential blocks in such a close proximity to an airport?

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    That's probably Hong Kong, the old Kai Tak airport. I can't say for sure though. Dragonair is a Hong Kong based regional airline, in operation since 1985 (Kai Tak closed in 1998). Aug 1, 2016 at 20:43
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    It's also take with a telephoto lens, so the distances between the plane and buildings will appear compressed
    – Peter M
    Aug 1, 2016 at 20:47
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    planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/747/23600/B-KAC-Dragonair - this particular plane, B-KAC, was sold to Dragonair in 2002 and sent for scrapping 2008. So not Kai Tak. Aug 1, 2016 at 20:55
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    @Andrew: Well, it could have been leased before 2002, who knows. Aug 1, 2016 at 21:07
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    @Andrew your answer was correct. You should undelete it.
    – phoog
    Aug 1, 2016 at 21:43

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The correct answer was posted by user Andrew, who has unfortunately deleted it. Here it is:

Here's the original photo, with location given as:

Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH)

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    I think it's these buildings just south of VHHH, but it's hard to be certain from the lower angle. Aug 1, 2016 at 22:18
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    Yes, those buildings are in Tung Chung. The Wikipedia page on Tung Chung has a picture of the back of the same buildings. The building in the distance partially visible at the right hand edge of the same picture is at Chek Lap Kok.
    – user38879
    Aug 1, 2016 at 23:18
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    Depending on landing runway, there's ca. 1.5 or even 3 kilometers between the airplane and the buildings on the picture.
    – Neusser
    Mar 8, 2018 at 9:20

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