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  1. Canopy controversy

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two members of a jury have defended their choice of the canopy for the West Kowloon cultural hub after a report said that an expert panel four years ago had declared the structure unfeasible. What do you think? Write to us ...

  2. News - China

    Shenzhen builds canopy to protect tree planted by ex-president Hu Jintao

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 11:56am by Amy Li

    ... by Hu it has been a source of pride for many people. But it has also meant extra work for city cadres to look after it. To start with, officials had to built a huge canopy above the tree to protect it from excessive sunshine, “Summer heat and long-time exposure to sunshine will not help the tree to grow,” reads an information board next to the tree. “We will remove the canopy when ...

  3. Six-week blitz on canopies after collapse

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo, Jennifer Lo and Martin Wong The Buildings Department will carry out a six-week special inspection on 4,000 buildings with canopies similar to the one that collapsed in Tuen Mun, seriously injuring a man on Thursday night. Department officials said the inspection on cantilevered slab canopies would start from today. Such canopies are supported at one end only ...

  4. Poor maintenance caused collapse

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Poor maintenance was to blame for the collapse of a canopy in Tuen Mun that seriously injured a man and damaged several cars, a Buildings Department investigation has found. But officials say they cannot prosecute anyone as neglecting maintenance is not an offence. The 40-metre by two-metre canopy fell off the Winfield Industrial Building in Kin Kwan ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOSPITALITY

    Carlson Rezidor upbeat on China hotel prospects

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 09:32am by Peggy Sito

    ... of it will be in Asia-Pacific," he said, adding that 15 to 20 would be in China. Hilton Worldwide plans to launch its own lifestyle brand, Canopy, next year. Kirschke said lifestyle brands emerged around 2008 ...

  6. Protester pulled from canopy at police HQ

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Firefighters ended a six-hour stand-off yesterday by pulling an angry protester off a canopy at police headquarters in Wan Chai. Three firefighters climbed above the man and one of them managed to jump down and drag him onto a giant air mattress placed below the canopy, ending a drama that started at about 7am at the Arsenal Street building. ...

  7. Canopy falls, crushing man's leg

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A man was seriously injured when a large concrete canopy broke off a wall and plunged on to the outdoor portion of a shop in Tuen Mun yesterday. The 40-metre ... before 6pm, the owner of the small shop was chatting with friends in the street, including the 41-year-old victim when he heard 'strange sounds' above them. The canopy did not fall ...

  8. Child who crawled onto canopy rescued

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the window onto a canopy. The three-year-old girl was found sitting on top of the canopy in 32 Gilman's Bazaar, at about 1.30am. She was later rescued by the Fire Services Department and taken ... Thai grandmother, Phannarong, who lived in the first floor flat, above the canopy. The police found no other person in her flat at the time the incident happened. Ms Hui, an operator ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Six wounded as gas explosion blows off flat's air con, windows in Yuen Long

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:09pm by Amy Nip

    ... Part of Chun Yin Square, where stalls operate beneath canopies, was condoned off during police investigations. The boss of a café in the vicinity said fewer people were injured than might have been, because the canopies offered protection from the glass. ...

  10. Kowloon canopy a must: Suen

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The giant canopy over the controversial West Kowloon cultural district must be built, since it is the central design component of the project, said acting Chief Secretary ... that the canopy might be scrapped if developers found it too expensive. Mr Kwan should not have made the comment, Mr Suen said. The Lord Foster-designed canopy would be a 'must' for the project, ...




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