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  1. Jessville mansion fiasco reveals shortcomings of antiquities board

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategy on heritage grading needed', February 24) reveal the government's tendency to twist facts to suit its immediate goals. It is disgraceful that the Antiquities Advisory Board ... of taking up my offer to make a presentation, the board accepted, without comment or question, a claim by the head of the Antiquities Office that there was no cause for concern. It is high time ...

  2. Full findings on old government site withheld

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to heritage advisers due to meet to discuss the Central landmark's future tomorrow. All that has been put before the Antiquities Advisory Board is a table- branded 'illogical' by one ... is given to the West Wing of the former headquarters, which the government wants to demolish and replace with a high-rise office block. The antiquities board will meet tomorrow to confirm ...

  3. Protection hinges on law change

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government's consultation paper on built heritage centred for the most part on three broad policy questions: What do we wish to preserve? How do we want to go about it? How much are we prepared to pay? But it all boils down to the question of whether the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance, enacted in 1976, should be amended, as existing law provides ...

  4. West wing's demolition to proceed despite alert

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the existing west wing, allowing for more public space. The Antiquities Advisory Board will meet today to consider heritage gradings for the whole former government headquarters amid controversy over ...

  5. Look at the bigger heritage picture

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fresh hopes have been raised that an office block of the former government headquarters in Central may escape demolition. Antiquities experts have reached a consensus that the entire complex deserves the top heritage grading for better conservation. The proposal, if endorsed by the Antiquities Advisory Board next month, is likely to give the incoming chief executive a new ...

  6. Board's rating move could save west wing

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng Controversial plans to demolish and redevelop the west wing of the former government headquarters in Central could be blocked after antiquities advisers decided to rate the historical value of the entire complex- the west wing, east wing and main building. Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board Bernard Chan said yesterday the rating would be conducted ...

  7. Activists get artistic in quest to save west wing from demolition

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 2 heritage status by the Antiquities Advisory Board last month, which would not stop its demolition to make way for a 32-storey commercial building. The chairman of the board, Bernard Chan, resigned ... Romance, played Cantonese folk songs, and a few of the conservationists danced in the open space outside the Court of Final Appeal. Meanwhile the antiquities board held a public consultation on its ...

  8. Concern over owners' objections to gradings

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Heritage advisers are at a loss on how to deal with building owners who may object or even pose a legal challenge to the historic gradings proposed on their properties. Antiquities Advisory Board members queried whether they should accept owners' objections to changes to a grading or listing. Their concerns come as the board is receiving owners' feedback ...

  9. Private office idea for HQ's west wing

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be converted into grade-A offices for private use. Bernard Chan, chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, set out his views on controversial plans to redevelop the building for the first time ... demolition, but would place it in a pool of buildings waiting to be declared monuments by Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in her capacity as the Antiquities Authority. Chan said ...

  10. Government absolves Tsang over satellite dishes at historic home

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... 3 metres. 'The chief executive consulted the Antiquities Advisory Board about adding a fish pond at Government House. He should have done the same before installing the large dishes,' said ... expert said the dishes were visually intrusive and called his action insensitive. A spokeswoman for the government's Antiquities and Monuments Office said yesterday the installation ...




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