Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shadow of China - John Lone (1989) - Elevated Road above Hill Road, Shek Tong Tsui

Although seemingly nameless, this elevated road sits directly above Hill Road and connects Pok Fu Lam Road with Connaught Road West. I've alternated screen captures with Streetview images so you can see the changes that have happened since 1989. In the first comparison you can see that the low rise "Tong Lau" (i.e. Chinese tenements) have been replaced by the Shek Tong Tsui Municipal Services Building on the right.

A little further down the road, around the bend and you can see that there has been some new development in the form of high-rises. Most noticeable is "Hill Court" on the left of the already existing "Goa Building" (directly ahead at the bend).  The Goa Building is the one with the brown trim in the Streetview picture below with Hill Court next to it. Not only that but the empty space on the left has also been well and truly blocked up by the construction of the massive "The Belchers".

Finally towards the end of the road (before it makes a final right hand bend onto the eastbound side of Connaught Road West). Actually, not much change and although it looks as though the stripey Hong Kong Plaza building has been removed at the end of the road, in fact it has just been obscured by the newer construction of the Pacific Plaza Building which can be seen at the end of the buildings on the right hand side of the road.

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