Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier

Ferry pier bus terminus saved

The government has decided to shelve its long-discussed proposal to build a piazza to replace the Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier's bus terminus, blaming technical difficulties and public opposition.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm

Government to study bypass option that allows Queen's Pier to return home

The government will study the extra cost it would incur if it took up a proposal to rebuild Queen's Pier at its original site that does not involve delaying construction of the Central-Wan Chai bypass.

The option was put forward by Harbourfront Enhancement Committee member Paul Zimmerman.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A growing awareness

When the history of Hong Kong in the first decade of the new millennium comes to be written, will anyone hail the 'great' achievement of destroying historic piers to build a new six-lane highway across the harbourfront?

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Police clear protesters from pier

Queen's Pier was hidden from public view by huge hoardings last night after protesters, many of whom had camped at the site for three months, were cleared away in an operation involving hundreds of police officers.

But activists and observers said the showdown with the government over heritage conservation had only just begun.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

We must change with the times on heritage

The relatively peaceful outcome of the Queen's Pier protest is to be welcomed with a sense of relief. Finding a balance between continued development of the city and preservation of heritage is too important to be clouded with passions and prejudices aroused by violent clashes between protesters and the law.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Pier fight just the beginning: activists

Conservationists vow to carry on their campaign to protect the city's landmarks

The campaign to save Queen's Pier, which ended last night after police removed all protesters camping at the site, is just the beginning of a bigger battle with the authorities over the use of public space in the city, activists say.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Hundreds rally to back pier protest

Crowds prepare for showdown with police

Hundreds of people flocked to Queen's Pier last night preparing for a showdown with the government as the deadline for clearing the site passed.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Activists in 11th-hour bid to save Queen's Pier as demolition looms

Demolition of Queen's Pier could begin as early as midnight if a last-ditch court challenge fails.

The government yesterday issued an eviction order for the dozen-plus activists who have camped at the pier for three months to leave by midnight. Workers piled hoardings nearby, ready to fence it off.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pier into history

1925 First Queen's Pier built at cost of HK$20,000. Cecil Clementi first governor to land there

1957 Existing pier built

1975 Queen Elizabeth lands on her first visit to Hong Kong

1978 Last cross-harbour swimming race. Thousands swim 1.4km from old Kowloon Railway Pier to Queen's Pier

1989 Arrival of Prince Charles and Princess Diana

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pier protesters stage hunger strike

Activists have stepped up their fight against the demolition of Queen's Pier by launching a hunger strike.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Activists warned against violence

Police may use force if workers are attacked while dismantling Queen's Pier

Police may use force if they are attacked when government workers dismantle Queen's Pier, possibly before the end of this month, Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned yesterday.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Queen's Pier to be broken up, pieces stored near Lantau explosives depot

Queen's Pier will be dismantled and the pieces temporarily stored near an explosives warehouse on Lantau Island by the end of this month at the soonest, a government report said.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Legco gives green light to demolition of Queen's Pier

The city's government yesterday won legislators' support for knocking down Queen's Pier when the Legislative Council's finance committee approved a HK$50 million budget for its demolition, by 28 votes to 18, with one abstention.

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Funding to raze icon passes Legco hurdle

The government was handed a crucial victory yesterday in its plan to demolish Queen's Pier when a Legislative Council subcommittee voted in favour of its HK$50 million funding request for the project.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should Queen's Pier be kept at its current site?

There has been much talk on what should be done on the harbourfront, how the Star Ferry clock tower and now Queen's Pier may be moved around like objects.

11 May 2007 - 12:00am

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