The 1930s Tung Tak Pawn Shop in Wan Chai was demolished in 2015 despite a petition signed by 2,000 people to save the grade three building. Photo: Nora Tam
SCMP Editorial
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Better system needed to conserve heritage

  • The existing gradings for conserving buildings are notoriously half-hearted
  • A new assessment criteria and more effective mechanism is needed as the city moves to preserve post-war architecture

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The 1930s Tung Tak Pawn Shop in Wan Chai was demolished in 2015 despite a petition signed by 2,000 people to save the grade three building. Photo: Nora Tam
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