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  1. Clock tower may be used as landfill for reclamation

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Joshua But Workers demolished the old Star Ferry clock tower yesterday, with the pieces taken away by barge for possible use in reclamation of the harbour in Central. ... an engineer involved in demolishing the old pier in Tsuen Wan, believed the wreckage would be used in the Central reclamation. He said normal practice was to break debris into pieces smaller than 20cm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575791/clock-tower-may-be-used-landfill-reclamation
  2. Temporary reprieve for Queen's Pier

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... But he stressed the pier must eventually be demolished because it was blocking phase three of the Central reclamation. 'There shouldn't be any delay to the reclamation. The pier must ... reclamation's environment impact assessment in 2002 warned against their demolition, saying: 'Their reclamation would scrap forever the concrete link to a brief past of local development.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579326/temporary-reprieve-queens-pier
  3. Not too late to save pier, critics urge

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the pier,' she said. 'The government can work on other parts of the reclamation project first.' She proposed that the government first construct a seawall to protect the pier during reclamation. 'The government is in the process of designing the Central waterfront. It can use this time to figure out how to preserve the pier.' Ada Wong Ying-kay, chairwoman and founder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575390/not-too-late-save-pier-critics-urge
  4. Removal of pier vital, says development chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of disputes and court cases surrounding the Central reclamation phase 3, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the bypass and P2 road - a four-lane Central-Admiralty link - originally scheduled ... for genuine exchanges and consensus-building. She said both the Central reclamation phase 3 and the assessment of the historic value of Queen's Pier complied with legal and public consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603087/removal-pier-vital-says-development-chief
  5. Pier into history

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patten, arrives... and leaves five years later on Royal Yacht Britannia 2002 Legco approves Central reclamation phase III, which would tear down the pier 2003 Court of Final Appeal allows reclamation to go ahead 2006 Old Star Ferry pier demolished on December 12 2007, April 26 Queen's Pier closes. Activists from Local Action Group set up camp May 9 Antiquities board makes pier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602408/pier-history
  6. Farewell voyage to set sail from Queen's Pier in protest at closure

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... by reclamation. Representatives of the harbour protection groups tied blue ribbons- symbolising the public campaign to protect the harbour- on the railings of the pier yesterday. Legislator Kwok Ka-ki ... conservation plan for the pier, which is making way for a road. Government engineers, citing technical difficulties and costs, said the pier had to be dismantled to avoid delaying reclamation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589824/farewell-voyage-set-sail-queens-pier-protest-closure
  7. Done and dusted- down to the last letter of the law

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

    ... consultations and procedures required by the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance, the Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance and the Town Planning Ordinance were conducted and complied with. The demolition of the piers is part of the Central Reclamation Phase III, covered in the Central District (Extension) Outline Zoning Plan. Phase III has gone through the due process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577973/done-and-dusted-down-last-letter-law
  8. Protest voyagers sail from pier

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by officials and legislators, but the government has insisted it must make way for reclamation. Lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki, also a harbour protection activist, said they opposed dismantling the pier and would ... to approve funding for the reclamation project. 'It is the time for them to make their choice to represent Hong Kong people's benefits instead of the government's,' he said. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590096/protest-voyagers-sail-pier
  9. Belated proof that we do care about our history

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of constitutional reform, protecting the harbour from reclamation, or worsening air pollution. Of all things, it could be the fate of the Star Ferry pier and its clock tower which best underlines the point. ... for a major road and shopping mall as part of the Central reclamation cannot be reversed. Activists have left their run too late. But the public outpouring of nostalgia and regret at the weekend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575334/belated-proof-we-do-care-about-our-history
  10. 2001 report backs preservation of Star Ferry pier

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Conservationists seize on EIA finding that the site is of great historic significance A 2001 government environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the Central reclamation ... Area of the Central Reclamation Phase III', it says the Star Ferry pier is a building of great significance for its role in the city's transport history. 'Its destruction would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575070/2001-report-backs-preservation-star-ferry-pier

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