The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Old building should be saved for community use

  • Plans to demolish a rare pre-war Chinese tenement reflect Hong Kong’s lack of protection for graded historic structures, and the government would be wise to turn it into a welfare centre

The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The pre-war Chinese tenement block is one of a few corner buildings in the tong lau-style left in Hong Kong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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