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  1. Historic police station may be preserved

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The historic Yau Ma Tei police station may be saved in its entirety as the government explores alternatives for the construction of the Central Kowloon Route, sources have said. ... there decided to move to the Kowloon West Regional Headquarters. 'The historic building should house community facilities such as a library and clinic since the route construction may require ...

  2. HKU opts to preserve historic water treatment works

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong and Audrey Parwani The University of Hong Kong will preserve a historic industrial building in Pok Fu Lam despite earlier plans to demolish it to make way for a HK$2.5 billion ... with photographs, maps, plans and equipment- an idea opposed by green groups and legislators, who called for preserving the building. A closed-door meeting yesterday of the Antiquities Advisory Board ...

  3. HKU opts to fully preserve historic water treatment works on new campus

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The University of Hong Kong will preserve an historic industrial building in Pok Fu Lam despite earlier plans to demolish it to make way for a HK$2.5 billion campus. ... of the Conservation Association, welcomed the decision. 'We should preserve industrial monuments such as this water treatment works because they reflect the history of economic development in Hong ...

  4. Love of heritage too little, too late to save hutongs from the developers

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'historical and cultural preservation area'. The Dongcheng Heritage Management Centre, on the other hand, said that there were no listed heritage sites in that specific stretch of the hutong. ... as 1983 a central government-approved plan stressed the importance of preserving historical buildings as well as the surrounding environment. A subsequent string of decrees has also stressed ...

  5. Activists to turn attention to reforming preservation system

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will shift their focus to reforming the heritage preservation system. 'Although we could still debate this case on legal grounds, we would need to bear an unbearable financial risk because ... heritage preservation system; in particular, to change the current shortcoming about the excessive power of the Antiquities Authority chief'. On August 10, High Court Justice Johnson Lam ...

  6. One historic building lost for every 10 standing

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan One in 11 of Hong Kong's historic buildings have been torn down since 1980, official figures released for the first time show. The figures prompted conservationists ... Board revealed that 54 out of 607 buildings it had listed since it was set up in 1980 have been demolished. There are now 496 graded historic buildings and 81 declared monuments. Graded sites ...

  7. Criteria for historic monuments sought

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A long-term heritage conservation strategy is urgently needed to prevent judicial reviews on other historic buildings, say heritage experts and Antiquities Advisory Board members ... 'The judge has a point,' said Lee Ho-yin, director of the architectural conservation programme of the University of Hong Kong. 'Up to now, we still do not know what makes a historic ...

  8. Alan Leong urges genuine consultation on heritage

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... conservation as 'cosmetic' aims to calm public anger. 'I hope the coming consultation on how to preserve heritage is genuine. Otherwise in a few months, when the people are less angry, things will be the same again and the people will have to beg the government to preserve this and that.' Mr Leong said the government's responses, so far, suggested it did ...

  9. Should collective memory be considered an artefact that needs to be preserved?

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan, Nicholas Wong Hei Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan, 18 Tin Ka Ping Secondary School Collective memory is not same as historical heritage. Destroying buildings or settlements with historical and architectural value just for economic gain is unacceptable. But it's hard to defend protecting collective memory. There are clear guidelines which explain how a monument can gain ...

  10. Artists devoted to preserving Hong Kong's heritage

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The more historical sites we have in Hong Kong, the more there will be for tourists to admire and enjoy. Historical monuments are good for Hong Kong's image. They show that Hong Kong is more than just a shopping and a food paradise. It is a city with a history. Heritage sites are also educational. They not only represent the past, but also serve the future. ...




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