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Regent/Intercontinental Hotel 1980

Regent/Intercontinental Hotel 1980

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Regent/Intercontinental Hotel at the waterfront, behind it New World Centre.

The slim tower in the circle is a ventilation shaft for the MTR track that crosses the harbour.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, August 26, 1980


What is now significant with this picture is that the massive New World complex behind and around the Regent Hotel has been cleared and the site is being redeveloped with yet another very tall skyscaper reaching for the sky. And that the very popular promenade around the front of the Regent Hotel has been closed for an indefinite period while this new construction takes place.