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  1. Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake's van der Kamp At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article ... of our history. And this leaves that peculiar collection of underemployed architects and unemployable dreamers, the Antiquities Advisory Board, with a dilemma. If we have already graded all ...

  2. Antiquities board rules on Victoria Prison site

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of the surrounding heritage area. The Antiquities Advisory Board, which announced the ruling yesterday, said it would be consulted on the developer's heritage conservation plan, but the assessment would be completed by the government's Antiquities and Monuments Office. The weighting of heritage conservation in the tendering exercise is still unknown. In the case of Tsim Sha Tsui's Marine ...

  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. Surge in rich owners who want historic status lifted

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... today by the Antiquities Advisory Board. The buildings include mansions on The Peak, the few remaining shophouses in Central and Sham Shui Po, a monastery in Stanley, and village houses in Sha ... the implications of the proposed gradings on their private property rights and development rights. The antiquities board will soon start to consolidate all the gradings in a series of meetings. ...

  5. Back plan or mansion goes: owners' ultimatum

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the owners that the mansion would be kept as a residents' clubhouse. The building was later classified by the Antiquities Advisory Board as a grade 3 listed building, which gives it no legal ... of the owner,' she said. Legislator Patrick Lau Sau-shing, an Antiquities Advisory Board member, said the board would be 'cheated' by the government if the demolition took place. 'We ...

  6. Land swap seals mansion's future

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... a 'milestone' proposal to swap an adjacent green-belt site for development was agreed by the government and the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday. The first step will be to gain the Town Planning ... the government only to hand over the green-belt area to the owner after restoration work was done to the satisfaction of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Lee Ho-yin, University of Hong Kong ...

  7. Historic school buildings to get monument status

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Buildings in two elite schools, both more than 80 years old, will be declared monuments after the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed to support the declarations ... is declared as a monument, the Antiquities Authority can prevent alterations to it. There are now 98 monuments in the city. The red-brick King's College, built between 1923 and 1926 ...

  8. Land swap offer to save historic Peak villa

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the proposal but the government will continue negotiations with her,' the source said. Secretary for development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will ask the Antiquities Advisory Board to endorse the monument declaration and the land swap. 'It is beyond doubt that Ho Tung Gardens has reached the high threshold of heritage value for monument declaration,' the Antiquities and Monuments ...

  9. Monument status for ancestral hall

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Tang Ancestral Hall and its adjoining buildings in Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long, will become monuments. The Antiquities Advisory Board's classification of the ancestral hall, also known as Yau Kung Tong, as a Grade I historical building will have effect from February. The building, typical of Qing architecture, was built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong around 1750. ...

  10. Heritage value 'not enough for top status'

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The heritage value of a 77-year-old mansion in Pokfulam Road was 'insufficient' for it to be classified as a monument, the Antiquities Advisory Board ruled yesterday. ... development and open to the public once a month. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Antiquities and Monument Office experts found that the mansion was of some historical ...




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