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The Arch

Q & A with our experts, May 8, 2013

Q: I have just become a permanent resident and am looking to make Hong Kong my first home. My budget is up to HK$12 million. My shortlisted choices are a one-bedroom flat at Sun Hung Kai Properties' The Arch or a two-bedroom flat at Cheung Kong's Victoria Towers.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:33am

Hong Kong housing prices soar despite cooling steps

Fewer homes are being sold and mortgages taken out thanks to the government's housing measures, but the steps have not put the brakes on prices.

5 Dec 2012 - 10:30am 4 comments

Sun Hung Kai to replace Arch windows after breakages

Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties will spend tens of millions of dollars replacing tempered-glass windows in more than 1,000 flats at its luxury estate The Arch. Nearly 60 glass panels have shattered or fallen out there since 2008.

24 Oct 2012 - 7:07am

Larvotto, The Arch residents unhappy with response to window falls

Residents living in fear of breaking windows in two luxury high-rise apartment complexes say the Buildings Department and developers have ignored their concerns about safety and depreciating property values.

24 Oct 2012 - 5:38am

Glass needs stringent testing to prevent it falling from buildings

Glass panels that have fallen from the walls of two luxury estates have been diagnosed with "glass cancer", which is caused by an impurity common in tempered glass and which can be prevented only by stringent quality control.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Who said it?

If mainstream opinion is that I should choose between the two, I will resign from Exco

Lam Woon-kwong, Exco convenor and chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission

It is no cause for criticism if the central government's institutions based in Hong Kong express care about the city's affairs

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Arch sale adds to grief for owners

Sun Hung Kai Properties plans to offer the last 100 flats in the Arch for sale this month, creating more grief for existing owners who bought into the luxury building at Kowloon Station as an investment but have been hard-pressed to turn a profit on resale.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Developers cashing in on eco-buildings

The environmental policy is being exploited and a review is needed, say lawmakers and a green group

The government policy to promote eco-buildings has enabled developers to add floor space worth hundreds of millions of dollars to their projects by paying land premiums amounting to a tiny fraction of the space's value.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Favouritism denied over West Kowloon

The government yesterday denied it was in favour of a particular bidder for the controversial West Kowloon cultural project despite the developer being allowed to put up advertising panels at the site.

The Democratic Party questioned the government's fairness after it allowed Sun Hung Kai Properties to erect 50-metre-long advertising panels.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Solid foundation

Name: Wong Wai-tung Age: 48 Occupation: Building engineer

Young Post: Are building engineers in Hong Kong registered?

Wong: Yes, we are registered with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. There was no such system when I studied for a higher diploma in the late 1970s.

I became a member of the institution when it was set up in 1989.

5 Sep 2005 - 12:00am