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  1. Push to save Shanghai's historic buildings

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai Stricter regulations and more sites added to preservation list Efforts to protect Shanghai's historic buildings are being stepped up by extending the scope of structures to be preserved and making regulations stricter, state media and officials said yesterday. 'We will enforce the strictest regulations on the preservation of historic buildings,' ...

  2. Preservation or paper facade?

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... question facing the city on heritage preservation is how to define 'heritage'. 'When a building reaches 50 years of age, it will be regarded as a historical building... but besides it being old, is there any other factor that makes it unique?' Professor Siu asks. Other questions, he says, include whether Hong Kong is to preserve the whole historic building in situ, ...

  3. Time is running out for historical treasures

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The glossy consultation paper on Hong Kong's cultural heritage asks three basic questions: What do we wish to preserve? How do we want to go about it? Are we prepared to pay what it costs? The response should be obvious: we need to do whatever it takes to protect our rapidly disappearing heritage. Concern about our collective failure to preserve Hong Kong's physical ...

  4. Protesters join hands to preserve historic site

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo About 300 people joined hands outside the Central Police Station compound yesterday to call for the preservation of all 18 main buildings and development of the site into a non-profit venue. The Action Group on the Protection of the Central Police Station Historical Compound had hoped to gather 1,000 people to join hands to send the message ahead of a Legco panel ...

  5. Others use carrots and sticks to conserve buildings

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... maintain them. They also exempt historic structures from some buildings regulations. In London, buildings and structures of archaeological significance are preserved once they are identified. ... or historical features are preserved. It also designates conservation areas, in which historic buildings may not be altered. In Macau, the chief executive must approve all alterations to monuments. ...

  6. 225 projects over 20 years

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... strategy. Apart from redevelopment, the authority is also responsible for rehabilitating the old but serviceable buildings, preserving historic architecture and revitalising shopping, leisure ...

  7. Motion on conservation of police site is defeated

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Martin Wong

    ... city.' Timothy Fok Tsun-ting criticised the government for lacking a holistic approach in preserving historical buildings. 'Central police station is a precious heritage in itself while ... project. In a long and often heated debate, Albert Chan Wai-yip said many countries spent huge sums to preserve their heritage, not only their 'external appearance' ...


    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central to Mid-Levels. Are these also worth preserving? The consultation paper asks whether buildings or other areas with distinct characters- but without architectural merit or historical ... WHAT IS HONG KONG'S HERITAGE? The review of heritage conservation policies outlined both the existing criteria for preservation and alternative criteria These buildings are preserved ...

  9. Historic house taken off the market

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... for its upkeep. 'I have paid more than $20 million for maintenance over the past 27 years,' Mr Yow said. He said he believed the government would strike a balance between preserving an historical building and protecting the ownership of private assets. Ms Cheung said the government should seize the opportunity to discuss ways to preserve the mansion with Mr Yow. 'The house ...

  10. Antiquities board makes last-ditch plea to save Wan Chai Market

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to persuade the tycoon to preserve the historic building. No government officials have spoken on the issue. Legislator-elect and board member Patrick Lau Sau-shing said he might also make a personal ... Chloe Lai In a last-ditch attempt to save the Wan Chai Market, the Antiquities Advisory Board has written to developer Chinese Estates Holdings, urging it to spare the historic building ...




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