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  1. Search for a way to preserve historic building

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has been said Hong Kong's historical buildings are at the mercy of developers. Not necessarily so. After the Conservancy Association facilitated the preservation of King Yin Lei, ... at the end of December to redevelop the site ('Silence as another historic treasure faces wrecker's ball', January 5). However, the building will not fall without a fight. In fact, ...

  2. The delicate task of preservation

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three years. If these targets are successfully met, then it would seem the government may finally have found a method to preserve historic buildings and their distinct character while ... It is a declared monument while providing only 198 square metres of floor space. There is no easy formula for preserving and renovating historic buildings, but at least the bureau has not shied away from ...

  3. Monumental ignorance of historic buildings

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Only one in three people can identify any declared monuments, survey finds Only one-third of Hongkongers can name a declared historical monument in the city, a survey has found. Most respondents to the telephone poll, held by the Home Affairs Department, urged the government to boost efforts to preserve the city's heritage by promoting citizens' pride ...

  4. Four more historic sites need sensitive renovation

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government is inviting applications to renovate four other historic buildings - the Old House in Sha Tin, the Stone House in Kowloon City, the Old Tai Po Police Station and the former Fanling Magistracy. Whoever takes on the projects will face the challenge of preserving their architectural style and the ecologically sensitive surroundings of some. Take the Old House, built ...

  5. Trees face the axe at historic colonial site

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be cut down under plans to turn the historic site into a hotel and piazza for tourists. Green groups yesterday called for more studies to be done before the trees were destroyed. Flying Snow ... further public consultation. Flying Snow said the site would become a heritage tourism site recreating a sense of 'colonial splendour'. One of the trees that will be preserved is a giant ...

  6. Beijing projects' adviser puts down 1881 Heritage

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the cultural value,' Wong (pictured) said in Beijing. He helped turn a historic siheyuan (residential courtyard) from the Qing dynasty into a hotel, preserving most of the site's original features. He also taught heritage conservation at the University of Hong Kong. 'Identification of the cultural value of the building is very important when preserving historical premises, ...

  7. Alternative ideas need to be looked at to preserve integrity of the cultural hub

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to preserve the integrity of the site. The underground space could become the city's future central transport and commercial/shopping hub, and the above-ground area could be a cultural green ...

  8. Minister backs new CLP plan to redevelop its HQ

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a plan to redevelop the grade three historic building into 11 houses while preserving the facade and ticket office. ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The development minister has backed a revised plan by CLP Holdings to build flats on the site of its historic headquarters in Kowloon, a project that could earn ...

  9. HK's architectural heritage on display

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... Tai-uk hakka village in Sha Tin, which was drawn in 1965. The exhibition comes at a time when faith in the preservation of Hong Kong's dwindling number of historical buildings is low. ... Lauren Crothers An exhibition of the cartographic drawings of some of Hong Kong's historical buildings opens at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre today, almost three weeks after ...

  10. It's never too late to save our heritage

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The time has come to get real about heritage preservation. The brutal facts are that many of Hong Kong's outstanding heritage buildings and sites have already been destroyed, much of what remains is of little architectural merit and some of it is downright ugly. Does this mean that we should simply throw in the towel and abandon the fight to preserve Hong ...




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