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  1. Harbour group is not to blame for delays in building bypass

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the present traffic congestion and the delay in building the Central-Wan Chai bypass as a result of the court actions taken by us. These are the facts. In 1997, the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance ... it proposed 26 hectares of reclamation in Wan Chai with a large part of the land produced not for the bypass but intended for property development, including the building of the huge third phase ...

  2. Ventilation building will ruin Central harbourfront

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco and Singapore- there is no structure anywhere more hideous and obtrusive than the proposed massive ventilation building for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass ... ('Maritime Museum will be part of vibrant waterfront at Central', May 19). The reasons given for their refusal to improve the design and to relocate this ventilation building do not stand up ...

  3. How to build a world-class waterfront

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ian Brownlee

    ... in innovation, better design, better-quality space and better use by the public. It should result in engineers building a visually more pleasing elevated road link across the typhoon shelter. ...

  4. Building on mistakes

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the so-called 'build, operate and transfer' (BOT) model of constructing big infrastructural projects. A comparison of the laws governing the operations of various tunnels reveals ... building the bridge and financing it by issuing long-term bonds or low-interest loans. The catch is that the governments may have to dip into their coffers to cover potential losses should traffic ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... goes away thinking that one has already saved the earth." For one hour from 8.30pm, thousands of buildings switched off their lights to mark the initiative, which Hong Kong first adopted ... Tsui recording 1,200 times the brightness of a natural dark sky. Last night, more than 3,800 companies and buildings joined the event, up from 3,300 last year. All the universities, and about ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... heritage site, it will be harder to demolish what we have left of our older "listed" buildings. Our skyline is unique! Shun Kiang- Victoria Harbour, of course. why is our government so ... with the HK govt. All we HK residents should stand up for the harbour.   On the shortage of construction workers for additional house-building projects: Marcus H. Langston- Build no more village ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... made," Hofman says. The sculpture was made by a local ship building company, says Lam Shu-kam, creative director of AllRightsReserved, Hofman's local partner, which handled the production ... because compared to building a ship, this is a very small project. But after the project was finished and we asked them to take group pictures, the team, the labourers, were very proud ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Hong Kong enough to see the stars, but will certainly put a dent in power usage. It will also send a message to retailers, advertising companies and building owners and managers of the need ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WORLD STATUS

    Victoria Harbour snubbed over nomination for World Heritage site status

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Helene Franchineau

    ... the past 150 years, the harbour would certainly meet the fourth criterion- being "an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which ... officer at an airport counter I don't think it can be named a cultural heritage site. All the surrounding buildings are modern, unlike those in the port of Shanghai that can reflect ...


    Skyscrapers of Victoria Harbour- built to display wealth and power

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Stuart Lau

    ... than 650 buildings that are at least 100 metres tall, and 41 that are over 200 metres tall. Dubbed the "vertical Wall Street" due to its overwhelming number of banking tenants, ... have blocked views, as well as the flow of air, and have created temperature hot spots. When the government started reviewing outline zoning plans of various districts in 2007, its new building ...




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