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  1. The Talk

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo The International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong presents a talk by Mori Art Museum director David Elliott (above), On Top of a Skyscraper in an Earthquake Zone: The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, its Position, Policy and Funding. In English. Thu, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Goethe-Institut, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free (registration required). ...

  2. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... imagine what old districts would look like after redevelopment: just like any other districts. Modern skyscrapers and massive malls are everywhere in Hong Kong. We do not need to see more of them. ...

  3. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... was the topic of much interest 13,000km away at the Skyscraper Museum in Manhattan. The museum, along with several other organisations, recently held an international symposium to examine ... districts, but the cityscape at large. Meanwhile, the groundswell of residents vociferously opposing certain skyscrapers in the pipeline is growing by the day. Unbowed by the architects' fame ...

  4. Three-decade wait finally pays off for Hopewell

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 66-storey Hopewell Centre in the 1980s, the first circular skyscraper and the tallest building in Hong Kong at the time. He started to collect sites in Ship Street in 1979 to develop Hopewell Centre ...

  5. City dwellers keen to grab a glimpse of past

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Nostalgia is back in vogue as Hongkongers rediscover black and white photographs taken during the 1960s by renowned street photographer Yau Leung. Previously, it was mainly foreigners who bought Yau's candid images of daily life on the city's streets, taken long before skyscrapers dominated the skyline. But this trend was shifting, said Picture ...

  6. Surfing down memory lane

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... (http://hk.promo.yahoo.com/mylifemycity/) features a photo album which contains vintage pictures and modern digital photos. Be it a baby portrait taken in in the 1960s or a colourful photo showing the gleaming skyscrapers ...

  7. What would you plan for a visitor with one day in HK?

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

    ... back to the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront to watch the Symphony of Lights. Christy Lai, 15, Ho Fung College Hong Kong is always associated with skyscrapers, jostling crowds, shopping ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Yvonne Teh Exhibitions Gago Chtchian Works by the Armenian artist that are influenced by the traditional styles of the Armenian and Russian schools. Today-Thu, 11am-7pm, I/O (Input/Output), 28 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends Thu Luminant Photographer Jiang Pengyi's night scenes featuring brightly lit modern skyscrapers in major mainland cities. ...

  9. Close the books on outdated building plans

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has more skyscrapers and high-rise buildings than any other city in the world. Of the almost 7,700 high-rises, 225 are at least 150 metres tall. In such circumstances, plans ... approved by authorities in 1994. At the time, the skyscraper building boom was in full swing and there was little objection to the 93-storey edifice known as Mega Tower. But Hong Kong has since ...

  10. Man of the moment

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the towering skyscrapers that now dominate our city, and one feels a sense of loss, with our slapdash skyline coming off cold and soulless. But some of the greatest cities in the world have kept ... by skyscrapers, and he quickly accepted. After 18 months of intense research, Heatherwick finally revealed his proposal: the basketball courts would be elevated to allow for a walkway underneath; ...




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