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  1. Call for antiquities board to be replaced

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee An independent statutory body with the authority to declare monuments should be set up to replace the Antiquities Advisory Board, a conservationist said yesterday. The idea ... the ferry terminal, he said the power and the discretion to declare a building a monument were in the hands of the Antiquities Authority, while the board played only an advisory role. Mr Lai ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Gone but not forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hanging on, with its destruction temporarily suspended by a government smarting from public anger at the loss of the Star Ferry icon. On Tuesday, the Antiquities Advisory Board decided Queen's Pier, landing place of royalty and governors, should be graded a historic site, but that doesn't ensure its preservation, just that an Antiquities and Monuments Office expert team ...

  4. Heritage assessment reform to exclude collective memory

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an 11-page document to be tabled at the Antiquities Advisory Board meeting tomorrow. It follows criticism by conservationists that the existing grading system is often made irrelevant because ... them,' said Mr Lau. The grading system was introduced by the board in 1980 as an internal administrative mechanism with no statutory status. The aim is to facilitate the Antiquities and Monuments ...

  5. Historic status for pier, but future still in doubt

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Government plays down antiquities board ruling Queen's Pier was given Grade I historic building status yesterday after a heated debate among government antiquities advisers ... The government would resubmit a funding request to the Legislative Council public works subcommittee for reconstructing the pier, he said. Twelve members of the Antiquities Advisory Board voted to make ...

  6. Drop pier court review, party urged

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the vote, it was disclosed that Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping, as Antiquities Authority, had decided he would not declare the pier a monument although the Antiquities Advisory Board ... the meeting. What Ms Lam had said suggests they made mistakes.' Meanwhile, Edward Ho Sing-tin, chairman of the antiquities board, sent a letter dated May 23 to the Institute of Architects after ...

  7. Review may put minister in hot seat

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... should be given to declaring Queen's Pier a monument, lawyers and critics warn. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is also the Antiquities Authority under a recent government reorganisation of responsibilities. Those roles could be in conflict if the hearing, which starts tomorrow, decides the matter should be referred back to the Antiquities Authority. ...

  8. Board members rap planners on Central waterfront options

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Antiquities Advisory Board's discussion on whether it would be given monument status. Professor Lim was disappointed the study had not attempted to explore rebuilding the Star Ferry clock tower ... waterfront design. It unveiled four concepts on new locations for the demolished Star Ferry clock tower and Queen's Pier. The Antiquities Advisory Board will discuss grading Queen's Pier ...

  9. Coherent strategy on heritage grading needed

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a different era. In both cases, expert opinions were sought from the Antiquities and Monuments Office, and they were endorsed by the Antiquities Advisory Board. In its defence, the Development Bureau ...

  10. Decision not to declare Queen's Pier a monument lawful: judge

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... was then the Antiquities Authority chief, acted improperly by not adopting the recommendation of the Antiquities Advisory Board. In May, the board classified the pier as a Grade I structure. The guidelines state ... in the hands of the authority under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance. The board played only an advisory role, he said. Evidence showed Dr Ho had considered the board's non-statutory ...




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