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  1. 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
  2. Building an ambulance road on Lamma is not going to save lives

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It was with disgust that I learned about the latest government plan for the destruction of our coastline. This time it is Yung Shue Wan that is the victim ('Lamma waterfront plan back on the table', April 26). This is a beautiful laid-back villa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966270/building-ambulance-road-lamma-not-going-save-lives
  3. Building's owners to meet lawyers over death

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The owners of the building from which a billboard fell and killed a woman are to meet lawyers today to see whether they can be held legally responsible, Wan Chai district councillor Anna Tang King-yung said. A billboard belonging to a Thai restaurant at 207 Wan Chai Road fell and killed the woman pedestrian, surnamed Lam, on Saturday. The restaurant operator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643609/buildings-owners-meet-lawyers-over-death
  4. Loopholes allow old building plans to stand

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... after that deadline if it holds a valid building plan, which can be renewed every two years. A building plan, which is separate from the design plan, involves the interior of the development. The Building Department grants permits valid for two years based on these plans. A source from the department said the developer had regularly renewed the building plan of the Mega Tower by amending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634590/loopholes-allow-old-building-plans-stand
  5. Action urged to change use of industrial buildings

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Urban Renewal Authority was urged yesterday to take on the extra task of redeveloping old industrial areas to meet growing demand for office and hotel buildings. The proposal, by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, also called for the relaxation of land use restrictions so that more industrial buildings could be converted into office blocks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626731/action-urged-change-use-industrial-buildings
  6. Lan Wei / Abortive Buildings

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stanley Wong Ping-pui's photos capture the relics of unfinished building projects. Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 2pm-6pm, Goethe-Institut, 14/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2802 0088. Ends Sep 22 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606621/lan-wei-abortive-buildings
  7. $207m plan targets two old buildings

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A $207 million project to redevelop two dilapidated buildings in Shau Kei Wan was launched yesterday. The Housing Society plans to replace the buildings, between Sai Wan Ho Street and Sun Shing Street, with a high-rise residential building with a retail podium. The two buildings- one residential, one industrial- cover about 7,640 sq ft and are both close to 50 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515405/207m-plan-targets-two-old-buildings
  8. Approval given for 14 building plans in November

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.29pm: The Buildings Department approved 14 building plans in November- six on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and three in the New Territories, a spokesman said ... services developments, the spokesman said. Consent was also given in November for work to start on 13 building projects. These would provide 53,372 square metres of gross floor area for domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483043/approval-given-14-building-plans-november
  9. Mix of old and new the perfect blend for Wedding Card Street

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and to retain around 30 old tenement buildings ('Group revises Wedding Card Street plan', November 9). The Urban Renewal Authority's approved proposal would demolish most of these tenements and only keep three pre-war buildings. Why should the 30 tenement buildings be retained? Do they have any historical or heritage value? In fact most of them are typical of flats in the Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615630/mix-old-and-new-perfect-blend-wedding-card-street
  10. Low rents lure big clients to Kowloon East

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wun-hing said. Located in Lam Chak Street on the waterfront in Kowloon Bay, near the former Kai Tak Airport area, Octa Tower is a 30-storey grade-A office building. Nan Fung gained approval to convert the building into an office tower and paid the land premium for changing the land use when an industrial complex was being built on the site in 2009. The conversion to an office tower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001719/low-rents-lure-big-clients-kowloon-east

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