The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong
The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong
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Reservoir response a boost for preservation

  • The last-minute reprieve of the Shek Kip Mei underground reservoir highlights how a corner has been turned in the city’s protection of its heritage

The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong
The visually striking underground reservoir in Shek Kip Mei, believed to have been built in 1904, has been given a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball by authorities. Photo: Winson Wong
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