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* The Hives of the ''Literature/HiveMind'' series are of the deliberately-constructed kind. Hive England holds 100 million people in 10 zones, with 100 residential levels and 50 industrial levels above that. There are one hundred and seven Hives in all; it is unclear whether Hive England is relatively large, small, or in-between.

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* The Hives of the ''Literature/HiveMind'' ''Literature/HiveMind2016'' series are of the deliberately-constructed kind. Hive England holds 100 million people in 10 zones, with 100 residential levels and 50 industrial levels above that. There are one hundred and seven Hives in all; it is unclear whether Hive England is relatively large, small, or in-between.


* Old London Bridge makes this trope older than steam. For over five hundred years the bridge had buildings built on it. Much like the Kowloon walled city, the structure looked like two gigantic fused buildings, with a small break in the middle for the draw bridge. At one point there were well over five hundred buildings recorded there. It had a less than favorable impact on the bridge's utility as, well, a bridge and the structures were demolished along with that incarnation of the bridge some decades later.

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* Old London Bridge makes this trope older than steam.OlderThanSteam. For over five hundred years the bridge had buildings built on it. Much like the Kowloon walled city, the structure looked like two gigantic fused buildings, with a small break in the middle for the draw bridge. At one point there were well over five hundred buildings recorded there. It had a less than favorable impact on the bridge's utility as, well, a bridge and the structures were demolished along with that incarnation of the bridge some decades later.later.
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* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous alleyways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down in preparation for the return of Hong Kong to China[[note]]Both Britain and China agreed that the whole situation that allowed the walled city made them look rather foolish and agreed to cooperate to remove it before the handing off ceremony[[/note]], it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.

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* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous alleyways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down in preparation for the return of Hong Kong to China[[note]]Both Britain and China agreed that the whole situation that allowed the walled city made them look rather foolish and agreed to cooperate to remove it before the handing off ceremony[[/note]], it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.building.
* Old London Bridge makes this trope older than steam. For over five hundred years the bridge had buildings built on it. Much like the Kowloon walled city, the structure looked like two gigantic fused buildings, with a small break in the middle for the draw bridge. At one point there were well over five hundred buildings recorded there. It had a less than favorable impact on the bridge's utility as, well, a bridge and the structures were demolished along with that incarnation of the bridge some decades later.



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* Kowloon Walled City (see the RealLife section) still exists in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' timeline (after the real one was torn down, the ''Shadowrun'' one was retconned as having been rebuilt to host refugees from a [[BalkanizeMe Chinese civil war]]). Thanks to the advent of magic, the place is even worse than its real-life version, with stagnant ''qi'' causing its residents collective despair to pool and attracting the Yama Kings to feast on all the bad vibes.



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* The Hives of the ''Literature/HiveMind'' series are of the deliberately-constructed kind. Hive England holds 100 million people in 10 zones, with 100 residential levels and 50 industrial levels above that. There are one hundred and seven Hives in all; it is unclear whether Hive England is relatively large, small, or in-between.


* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous ally ways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down in preparation for the return of Hong Kong to China[[note]]Both Britain and China agreed that the whole situation that allowed the walled city made them look rather foolish and agreed to cooperate to remove it before the handing off ceremony[[/note]], it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.

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* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous ally ways alleyways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down in preparation for the return of Hong Kong to China[[note]]Both Britain and China agreed that the whole situation that allowed the walled city made them look rather foolish and agreed to cooperate to remove it before the handing off ceremony[[/note]], it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.


* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous ally ways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down after the return of Hong Kong to China, it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.

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* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous ally ways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down after in preparation for the return of Hong Kong to China, China[[note]]Both Britain and China agreed that the whole situation that allowed the walled city made them look rather foolish and agreed to cooperate to remove it before the handing off ceremony[[/note]], it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.


* The largest examples of an {{Arcology}} are effectively hives, with the additional requirement of the whole structure be at least energy neutral if not entirely self-sufficient.

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* The largest examples of an {{Arcology}} are effectively hives, with the additional requirement of the whole structure be at least energy neutral if not entirely self-sufficient.self-sufficient.
* Kowloon walled city was a former military outpost outside Hong Kong that became a lawless enclave due to it belonging to China but being surrounded by British territory. It became so densely populated with people escaping the law, refugees, and anarchists that it seriously approached this trope featuring high rises fused together and numerous ally ways completely covered by buildings. Before it was finally knocked down after the return of Hong Kong to China, it looked to be one monolithic shoddily built building.


* Most proposed human settlement on the Moon or Mars is this,though in much smaller scale.

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* Most proposed human settlement on the Moon or Mars is this,though in much smaller scale.scale.
* The largest examples of an {{Arcology}} are effectively hives, with the additional requirement of the whole structure be at least energy neutral if not entirely self-sufficient.



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* The [[StarfishAliens Hivers]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' were so named by human explorers who compared their cities to insect hives. It was suggested that they had a HiveMind, but this was later retconned.


* The [[TropeNamer trope namers]] are the Hive cities in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. These enormous cities cover large areas like anthills, and the lower parts are so broken down and toxic that they aren't safe for human inhabitance any longer. And most inhabitants of a hive city never see the light of day. Only the nobles in their spires have that luxury.

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* The [[TropeNamer trope namers]] are the Hive cities in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. These enormous cities cover large areas like anthills, and the lower parts are so broken down and toxic that they aren't safe for human inhabitance any longer.longer (mutants, outcasts and giant spiders like it just fine). And most inhabitants of a hive city never see the light of day. Only the nobles in their spires have that luxury.
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[[caption-width-right:350: May or may not be a WretchedHive.]]


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A Hive City is a [[MegaCity Mega City]], but where most mega cities look pretty much like our modern cities although spread over a larger area or with [[SkyscraperCity way more tall buildings]], a hive city is not built up of individual buildings but is in fact one gigantic building. More akin to an anthill or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a hive]] than to a modern day city.

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A Hive City is a [[MegaCity Mega City]], but where most mega cities look pretty much like our modern cities although spread over a larger area or with [[SkyscraperCity way more tall buildings]], a hive city Hive City is not built up of individual buildings but is in fact one gigantic building. More akin to an anthill or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a hive]] than to a modern day city.

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