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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004862/antiquities-board-cant-admit-last-old-building-long-gone
  2. The two sides

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

    ... Arguments of judicial review applicants: 1 The Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) is not empowered by law to make recommendations to the Antiquities Authority. The authority, ... I structure by the Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB) is equivalent of the board asking the Antiquities Authority to declare it a monument. The authority should take into account the view of the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603399/two-sides
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1219268/hong-kongs-heritage-policy-needs-muscle
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204256/hong-kong-needs-review-historic-building-heritage-policy
  5. 'Errors being repeated' at Po Lin

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board, which advises the government on the evaluation of old buildings, complained that the government had not consulted them about the demolition. They want to discuss the issue at a board meeting next month. A spokesman for the Antiquities and Monuments Office, which is responsible for heritage preservation, said the historic value of the structures was assessed before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608784/errors-being-repeated-po-lin
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603799/decision-not-declare-queens-pier-monument-lawful-judge
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Ho Tung Gardens was an eyesore … not Hong Kong heritage

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is the implied Exco belief that at some still very high price it would indeed have been worth the money. For purposes of antiquities preservation, however, I wouldn't have set the value of the Ho Tung Gardens at even HK$7 million. Its antiquities claims are that it was the first place on the Peak where anyone Chinese was ever allowed to live and that it was once visited by a real, live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1098377/ho-tung-gardens-was-eyesore-not-hong-kong-heritage
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603397/submissions-highlight-weaknesses-heritage-conservation-system
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Heritage policy must balance conservation and development

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... doing a better job, more effort is needed. The new batch of appointments to the much-criticised Antiquities Advisory Board has opened the window for the government to boost public confidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1122394/heritage-policy-must-balance-conservation-and-development
  10. Heritage bid to protect oldest home on The Peak

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... demolishing it. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed at a meeting yesterday that the grade-two status was too low for the European-style mansion at 23 Coombe Road, which had high historic and architectural values. Hutchison Whampoa recently submitted an application to demolish the house, Stonyhurst, for redevelopment. Antiquities board member Tony Lam Chung-wai, of the Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982852/heritage-bid-protect-oldest-home-peak

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