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  1. Tsang vows 'personal mission' to preserve historic buildings in HK

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen vowed yesterday to make it his 'personal mission' to preserve historic buildings, saying his government had heeded public ... historic buildings from profit-minded developers leading to accusations of government neglect. He admitted that people felt the government had 'not done enough', but said that under his ...

  2. Central preservation proposals show common-sense approach

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is transformed and becomes a venue for recreational activities. Many buildings there are of great historical value with unique designs. They add colour to our lives. By preserving them can we pass on our ... science, cultural development [and food safety and product testing]. He also talked about the preservation of Central and there has been much discussion about this plan. The aim is to turn Central ...

  3. Historic Central under scrutiny

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A conservation concern group has welcomed Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's initiatives to preserve historic areas in Central, but says he should go further ... into high-rise buildings, devaluing preservation efforts. 'The old, low-rise buildings are part of the historic setting of Central, and a feature dating back to early Victoria City a century ago. ...

  4. Lhasa could showcase preservation over profit

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... preservation and profit. Critics claim that the character of historic downtown Lhasa has not been protected from development associated with tourism and immigration. Unesco long ago expressed concern ... The conferring by the United Nations of world heritage status for historic sites is prized for the prestige and international recognition it brings. But with it comes the responsibility ...

  5. Photographic preservation in Xi Guan

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... the importance of preserving places with historic value. 'Most of the old buildings will be torn down sooner or later to give way to social development, and places like Xi Guan will lose ... Zhao Jingming On August 8, 80 teenage photographers visited Xi Guan, a historic area of Guangzhou famous for its old streets and distinctive architecture. The group of young people had ...

  6. Historic market building proves to have some fight in it yet

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... frame's existence, and had photographed the structure during demolition. He said a small portion would be preserved. 'With historic buildings, including the Wo Cheong Pawn Shop, we will keep ... Joyce Ng The Urban Renewal Authority will preserve more remains of the Wan Chai Market- a steel frame that construction workers find hard to demolish and which a conservation expert ...

  7. Heritage trust may be answer to preservation

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The more acute the need for action to preserve our city's historic sites for future generations, the more glaring has become the lack of a coherent policy to achieve it. We do ... the public to comment and give their own gradings according to their view of the sites' historic or social importance. As part of the first such stocktaking of our built heritage, the exercise ...

  8. Surge in rich owners who want historic status lifted

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng There has been a surge in the number of rich owners objecting to the government slapping historic status on their properties. As the consultation period for the proposed gradings ... the owners to discuss possible economic incentives for preservation. If the owner of a grade-one site wants to demolish his building, the government may declare the site a temporary monument to allow ...

  9. Island's historic theatre decays as family tries to find a buyer

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The historic status of the Cheung Chau Theatre is unlikely to save the 78-year-old building from demolition or decay unless the government steps in or a future owner pledges to protect it. The present owners, the Iu family, say that unless the government expresses a clear interest in preserving the entire site, they will keep looking for a potential developer. ...

  10. Ability to transfer rights vital to aid preservation, architect says

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... would be able to acquire these rights and transfer them to other land they held, with the historic building being kept or partially preserved depending on its heritage value. If developers owned ...




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