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  1. Central Market not worth saving, antiquities board rules

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board have agreed almost unanimously that the city's last remaining example of Bauhaus-style architecture, the Central Market, has no preservation value, smoothing the way for its demolition. In a closed-door meeting, only two board members disagreed with the Antiquities and Monuments Office's recommendation that the market ...

  2. NGOs want 77m height limit on Central Police Station project

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and heritage concern groups, said its proposal was based on a decision by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) in 2004 and on a Jockey Club architect's suggestion to respect the 'open ... design, we believe any allegation of insincere consideration of public views is unfounded,' it said. Bernard Lim Wan-fung, a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and the Town Planning ...

  3. Heritage safeguards

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government is mulling setting up a new heritage trust to help preserve key areas of Hong Kong. But will a new trust help, or would it be better to empower existing bodies such as the Antiquities Advisory Board? Write to us ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Unease about rich-poor gap fuels proxy war over heritage

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the government's Antiquities Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings. The government's original plan to redevelop the site raised concerns about traffic ... concession, several months ago, the government said it would redevelop the west wing site to house public financial institutions and authorities. We at the Antiquities Advisory Board are now being ...

  6. Put a price tag on old buildings: surveyors

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sites' historical and architectural value to conduct an assessment of these buildings. The purpose of the exercise would be to assist the Antiquities and Monuments Office in recommending ... and historical values of antiques. 'The nomination of old buildings for assessment by the Antiquities and Monuments Office can be subjective as the interpretation of their heritage or historical ...

  7. Submissions highlight weaknesses of heritage conservation system

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... conservation. Historic buildings are assessed by the Antiquities Advisory Board, which grades them into one of three categories. Grade one structures, such as the Queen's Pier, are regarded ... declares historic buildings as monuments. The Antiquities Authority, which makes the decision, may or may not consult the advisory board, the ordinance states. Barrister Benjamin Yu SC, ...

  8. Five historic buildings given temporary protection

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a confidential document has revealed. The Antiquities Advisory Board document also pointed out that the 'deemed monuments' had no legal protection and these buildings could be demolished. ... year. The Antiquities and Monuments Office said the measure was a last resort to protect historic buildings when agreement about a formal declaration could not be reached with the owners. Under ...

  9. Hong Kong's system for grading historic buildings is dated and inaccurate

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As a solicitor, I feel that the issue concerning the redevelopment of the west wing of the former central government offices reveals the flaws of our grading system for heritage buildings. In Hong Kong, historic assets are classified into 'monuments' and 'graded buildings'. Protection of monuments is governed under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance while ...

  10. Time is running out for historical treasures

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the second world war. Whether they survive is, in practice, up to their owners. The Antiquities and Monuments Office usually only gets involved when it emerges that a particular site is in imminent ...




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