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  1. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

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

    ... in the budget that the west wing of the Central Government Offices is to be demolished and the hill sold for redevelopment. When the government went to the Legislative Council for funding of its Tamar offices, it made a promise that the future of the Central Government Offices would be subject to extensive public consultation before any decisions were made. Instead of public consultation, we ...

  2. Air quality in Central reaches worst this year

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai As a chill wind from the north descended on the city yesterday, roadside air quality in Central plunged to its worst this year, posing a threat to public health. The air ... reading in Central was related to the district's setting and landscape. 'There will be air recirculation when the north wind interacts with the hills in Central, resulting in a trapping ...

  3. Government determined to ruin the only greenery left in Central

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

    ... land in Central and sell it to developers. This was despite the government knowing that office and commercial developments erected there would aggravate traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and overcrowding in Central and that such an approach would be irresponsible town planning. Your report ('Skyscraper plans for Government Hill site', September 18) confirmed our ...

  4. Central preservation proposals show common-sense approach

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

    ... 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 into an urban oasis for Hongkongers and tourists. Many of its distinctive landmarks, such as the Court of Final Appeal and the Central ferry piers will be preserved. The main and east wings ...

  5. The Planner

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Le Pho in celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 10am-6pm, Arch Angel Art, 58 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends Feb 28 Existential Emptiness Cui Xiuwen's photographic assemblages explore the female experience on the mainland. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Mar ...

  6. Rezoning plans threaten to mute street colour

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Ng Wing-shun, vice-president of the Institute of Urban Design. 'Without it, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, upon redevelopment, could become as sterilised and homogenous as commercial Central ... rules would make the neighbourhood too commercial. The 47-year-old building is a typical composite block, with the first four floors occupied by cafes, boutiques, a wool shop, a tailor, a hair ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ends Mar 20 Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow Historical exhibition detailing the daring Christmas Day escape from Japanese-occupied Hong Kong by a one-legged Chinese admiral escorted ... a cappella group performs songs including Happy Ending and Way Back into Love. Jan 1, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung ...

  8. Lung Wo Road is just another monument to 'concrete coalition'

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lung Wo Road, the new dual carriageway on the Central reclamation, is an unmitigated disaster. Of all government departments currently engaged in public vandalism, the Transport Department is the major culprit. Lung Wo Road is not the Central-Wan Chai bypass, which is now going underground. It was shown on the outline zoning plan for the Central reclamation as the surface road P2. ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2521 2189. Ends today Texture Norman de Brackinghe's photographic explorations of how texture can be more than the appearance of a surface. Today-Fri, ... Bogdanovic, Vicaldi, Gnattali and Guiliani, Oct 17. All concerts: 7.30pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2868 3325 Piano Recital by Kam Wing-chong The Hong ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of demonstrating peacefully. If you occupy a major intersection in the middle of the city, than you are basically asking for the police to move you out. Whether this will be done by force or not is up ... Citybus- the least polluting one- is being deployed on the Central-to-Stanley No 260 route. This route is for tourists and rich commuters to Central. You can tell because it costs more than other ...




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