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  1. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1881 Heritage shopping mall, completely stripped of its dignity, hillside and lovely old trees, to imagine the future of the Central Government Offices site, a sterile concrete environment ...

  2. Porous logic of the concrete pourers...

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

    ... been recorded, but the solution follows the pattern of fences and concrete blocks that line roads whether needed or not. Like the country park trails that are concreted and the slopes that are shotcreted, they are built in an attempt to keep people happy. More often than not they don't: they spoil views and are an eyesore. The concrete jungle that is our city is creeping into nature. ...

  3. We can rock the world (if we duck the concrete)

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and concrete paths. Efforts to protect and preserve have to be of the essence. Nature is not viewed by the government as a big revenue earner. Schools do not give it a significant place ...

  4. Appearing in a concrete jungle near you- urban acrobats

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... the city until Sunday, including at Central, Admiralty, Tsing Yi and Tai Koo MTR stations. They will also take other concrete areas of town by surprise, including the streets of Central, Causeway ...

  5. Heritage versus concrete

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Clashes over conservation reflect a growing appreciation of the past, writes Chloe Lai Conservation has bloomed as an issue in social and political circles in the past 10 years as campaigns pushed for a better quality of life, respect for history and bala ...

  6. Policeman injured in TST by falling lump of concrete

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A police constable was in hospital last night with head injuries after being hit by a lump of falling concrete the size of a fist in a busy part of Tsim Sha Tsui. ... to find out if it was an accident or if the concrete was deliberately thrown. The incident followed a series of cases of falling objects in the area. 'The two policemen had just approached ...

  7. City briefs

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Concrete and tiles fall onto kowloon streets Pieces of concrete and tiles continued to fall from buildings in Kowloon yesterday, with one object suspected to have been thrown deliberately. The incidents came just days after a police constable was hit by falling concrete in Tsim Sha Tsui. Police found a pile of floor tiles on the roof of a building at the junction of Waterloo Road ...

  8. This green and pleasant land?

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... There is very little grass, a few mature trees and a bit of water- but a high proportion of concrete. What if we could redesign them, making them more lush and grassy? Would Hongkongers like them better? Perhaps we could also rethink how to provide shade for people to enjoy these areas in the summer. Right now, shade is provided by relatively unattractive concrete structures. ...

  9. Fallen stars

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are doubts about how popular the Avenue of Stars- with the handprints of (hopefully, all top) Hong Kong movie stars set in concrete- will be when it opens on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront this month. Its pulling power may depend on related attractions, such as television sets screening the stars' movies. How would you make the avenue more popular? Write to us. ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at 4am yesterday. Concrete debris hits man Debris from a 150cm by 30cm piece of concrete that fell off a building in Mong Kok hit a male pedestrian, 58. The piece of concrete peeled off the outer ...




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