Object to West Wing redevelopment

March 11th, 2011 DesigningHK Posted in Building, Heritage | No Comments »

Government Hill, where the current Central Government Offices are situated, has been the seat of government since the early days of Hong Kong. The government wants to sell a large portion of Government Hill to a developer who will demolish the West Wing and hollow out the hill to build a five-storey shopping mall cum car park with a 32-storey commercial tower on top. Click here for link to Government plans.

The objections to this plan are simple: why generate more waste by demolishing a perfectly usable building when our landfills are full? Why add another commercial building and shopping mall at an already highly congested location?

The Government Hill Concern Group has proposed an alternative to the Town Planning Board: declare the entire area a heritage site, limit the building height of any new structures and keep it for public uses.

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