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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and Queen's Road East. In defiance of zoning guidelines and a long-standing convention on building only low-rises at busy junctions, it wants to construct on the site new headquarters of up to 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1173877/church-developers-remain-unbowed-government-rules
  2. Building bridges to the Hong Kong community

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the construction site. What does your job entail? I assist in designing bridges using computer models. When it comes to building the bridge, I help evaluate whether the profile matches the design. ... building work on-site. Any advice for those who want to enter the industry? Learning about 10 major infrastructure projects underway in Hong Kong is the best way to find out more about engineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001229/building-bridges-hong-kong-community
  3. Historic buildings become permanent home for city's comic artists

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A contract issued from the Urban Renewal Authority to the Hong Kong Arts Centre gives it the go-ahead to turn a cluster of 10 pre-war historic buildings into a permanent centre celebrating everything ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998341/historic-buildings-become-permanent-home-citys-comic-artists
  4. Big bucks roll in from old buildings

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... so-called Chinese buildings, or decades-old, low-rise and walk-up residential blocks, most of which have no lifts. 'We see rising demand here for spacious flats, renovated to European standards ... in old buildings which they renovate for lucrative returns. In the past few years, they have achieved double-digit profits from old flats that they bought in Central and Mid-Levels, renovated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980315/big-bucks-roll-old-buildings
  5. Building a Vision

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of is that it's like a Wan Chai Facebook page.' This is a unique way of looking at the aluminium-clad rooms that occupy the first floor of a large Wan Chai block of flats. The building is labelled ... of unused buildings in Hong Kong. Commercial property developers regularly buy up buildings with the intention of building them in the future, but in the interim they remain empty. This is the very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975353/building-vision
  6. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Evacuation at Wan Chai Tower after fire discovered in lift machine room

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:29pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... today after a fire broke out in a rooftop lift machine room of the 27-floor building. Nobody was injured in the incident although some 13 people were briefly trapped in a lift as firefighters ... no suspicious circumstances. View Larger Map About 13 lift passengers were trapped briefly before being rescued by firemen. The building is home to the Wan Chai law courts. No morning hearings were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446096/evacuation-wan-chai-tower-after-fire-discovered-lift-machine-room
  7. Girl leaps from building after row over video

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Vivian Li

    ... Amy Nip and Vivian Li A 16-year-old secondary school student was seriously injured after jumping from a building in Shek Kip Mei yesterday. The Form Four student, who was wearing her school uniform, fell onto an open area outside Man Lok House in Tai Hang Sai Estate at about 6am. She had been in a row with classmates over the uploading to the internet of a video taken during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716040/girl-leaps-building-after-row-over-video
  8. Creating a new lease on life for historic tenement

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Conservationists are keen to keep a historic tenement in Wan Chai alive with cultural and social activities for residents and visitors before the building ... and bottom-up community building,' Szeto said. 'I feel that our experience can serve as a reference for other districts.' In coming months, a chef will run a cookery class to train ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001546/creating-new-lease-life-historic-tenement
  9. Character building

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... find there's a lot more character in these older buildings,' he says. 'They make you want to add your own personal touches.' The flat's three rooms were in a state ... Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 5555). 2 The kitchen cabinetry with Staron worktop and aluminium front was custom made by main contractor Man Kee Works (unit 58, 4/F, Lee On Building, 56 Argyle Street, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672471/character-building
  10. Authority's mission is to build a better tomorrow

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... and revitalisation. 'We started with the rehabilitation of buildings in the district that were over 20 years old. These buildings tend to be 15 to 20 storeys high and are in some state of disrepair,' Ms Tam explained. 'The problems with these buildings began back when they were built in the '50s and '60s. There was a water shortage in the '60s and, as a result, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650420/authoritys-mission-build-better-tomorrow

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