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  1. Time to give us the buildings we need

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Debate among architects about whether buildings should be 'interesting' or 'good' is long-running and heated. Japan's Arata Isozaki, who is helping revitalise ... thought into building with the everyday needs of people in mind. With recent governments prone to making grand - and pricey - statements with public infrastructure projects, it is a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004242/time-give-us-buildings-we-need
  2. Central building sold for HK$4.88b

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com A consortium led by National Electronics has made Hong Kong's biggest sale of office space this year. The sale of the new grade A office building in Central for HK$4.88 billion is also the largest investment deal this year, and the cost is the highest per square foot yet achieved. The 28-storey 50 Connaught Road Central building has a total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000506/central-building-sold-hk488b
  3. Iconic HK buildings show money-making is cyclical

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jin Peh Like the HSBC Main Building, the Standard Chartered Bank Building (right) is to be found between Queen's Road and Des Voeux Road in Central. It sits with its back to Victoria ... during this time. In the approach of Period 8, which runs from 2004 to 2023, the Landmark has once again become a prosperous building, with parts of it converted into a luxury hotel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987948/iconic-hk-buildings-show-money-making-cyclical
  4. Blueprint for an exceptional career

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong since 1890. It has built many of Asia's landmarks of the past century-and-a-half, including the Peace Hotel in Shanghai and the old Bank of China building in Central. With 18 offices ... architects and interior, graphic and fountain designers, as well as landscape architects, are all required. Experience in high-rise buildings, high-quality Grade-A office buildings, five-star hotels, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005304/blueprint-exceptional-career
  5. Buildings

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Roden Le Jacquard Francais placemat, HK$250, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686. J'aime Paris bookmark, HK$730, from Christofle, Prince's Building, tel: 2869 7311. Metropolis lamp, HK$5,550, from Lladro, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2321 8039. Bookend, HK$350, from Paul Smith, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2522 9788. Paris ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975561/buildings
  6. Lawmakers may refuse to move into Tamar building

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Angry legislators have threatened to not move into the new Legislative Council building at the Tamar site when it opens in September, in protest against what ... complex will form part of the new government headquarters compound in Tamar. The building will be about four times the size of the Legislative Council building in Central. The Tamar site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973237/lawmakers-may-refuse-move-tamar-building
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729329/harbour-group-not-blame-delays-building-bypass
  8. Renovation of magistracy building to start in autumn

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The renovation of the former North Kowloon Magistracy building is expected to begin in the autumn and will make as few changes as possible to the structure, says an expert with the American arts college that was awarded tenancy of the historic building. Savannah College of Art and Design's preservation specialist Bob Dickensheets, who moved to Hong Kong two months ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683510/renovation-magistracy-building-start-autumn
  9. Pablo Picasso

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thirteen paintings by the late Spanish artist (including Homme a la Pipe, above). Opens today. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Ben Brown Fine Arts HK, 301 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 9600. Ends Jan 28 Jan 28, 2011) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731480/pablo-picasso
  10. Historical building is 'floating' on a timber raft foundation

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Currently the home of the Legislative Council, 8 Jackson Road, Central, housed the Supreme Court over seven decades. The second world war interrupted that: the building was a Japanese military police headquarters between December 1941 and August 1945. Though it has a well-preserved exterior, the foundation of the building consists of hundreds of Chinese fir tree trunks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677352/historical-building-floating-timber-raft-foundation

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