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Garden Terrace 1977

Garden Terrace 1977
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1977


I hope I am not having a senior moment, but is not the construction on the right of the photo Estoril Court. If this is the case I believe the photo would have to be earlier then 1977.

Hi fivestar, I think the construction on the right is for the flyover that's there now. That would appear to date it in 1977, according to the legco records: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS: In the case of the Garden Road/Magazine Gap Road Flyover the contract period was specified as fifteen months commencing on 1 September 1976 with completion on 30 November 1977. Liquidated damages were stipulated in the contract documents at $1,800 per day. No bonus clause was included. The project is now expected to be completed in April i.e. about five months behind the original contract completion date although I should point out that the late completion is due in part to delays caused by unforeseen utility diversions. (feb 1978) compare with similar view today:

Thanks 80skid. you are correct, looks like another grey cell has gone.

I've taken #1 Garden Terrace (花園台) - 8 Old Peak Road [1983- ] off the list of places shown in this photo, as it wasn't built til later.

Regards, David