The Building of Hong Kong: Constructing Hong Kong Through the Ages

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Hong Kong Construction Association, 1990 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
Hong Kong is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. It has been built in a very short time. Its builders have achieved remarkable results but their contribution had not been documented. The Hong Kong Construction Association decided to correct this omission and commissioned this book to mark its 70th Anniversary. Consequently, the book concentrates on construction rather than design and highlights he main events in the evolution of the industry and its buildings up to the present day. Therefore, whilst reviewing historic projects and their builders, it also covers the modern era from 1970-90. The major landmarks of Hong Kong’s skyline are included but the less spectacular yet equally essential projects which contribute to Hong Kong’s social fabric are not neglected. The aim is to give flavor and feeling to the industry’s contribution to his remarkable city state.

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Chapter Two Evolution
Chapter Three Some Historic Projects
Chapter Four LuPan

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About the author (1990)

Anthony Walker holds the title of Professor Emeritus in Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. He is a chartered surveyor and has worked in Britain, the Middle East and the Far East.

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