Until the early 1990s, the Kaoshiung district, its docks and warehouses were off-limits to the public. With the high walls blocking the port from view, residents had little or no connection with their port. With the advent of modern container vessels, the port’s centre of gravity shifted and a number of spaces were freed up. There have been numerous developments on this site, some of them re-using certain warehouses. Others will be completed soon, such as the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center. This new living space and promenade is also attracting cruise ships.