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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. 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 ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's heritage policy needs muscle

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... are left to decay or are demolished. The audit report is a timely reminder that the policy and its implementation remain confusing and haphazard. Responding to the criticism, the new Antiquities ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs review of historic building heritage policy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... some sort of heritage value. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board were told that 26 of the graded buildings have actually been knocked down or substantially altered. The news is a sad ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Law changes sought to protect graded buildings

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Representatives of the architects, surveyors, landscape architects and planners' institutes sought law changes to protect graded historic buildings at the Antiquities Advisory Board meeting yesterday. They said there should be a system for owners of buildings to conserve parts of buildings and have development rights transferred to other sites as compensation. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Jackie Chan gives last of his historic sandalwood houses to Singapore

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... them on the new campus of the university, to be opened in 2015. Stephen Chan Chit-kwai, a member of Hong Kong's Antiquities Advisory Board, expressed regret that the city had missed ...




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