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Murray Road Multi Storey Car Park Building [1973-2018]

Current condition: 
Demolished
Date Place completed: 
1973-07-30
Date Place demolished: 
c.2018-05-01 (Day is approximate)

From Wikipedia:

Construction on the building began in 1972. The car park opened for public use on 30 July 1973.

In 2017, Henderson Land Development bid successfully to acquire the Hong Kong government owned commercial plot on which the car park is built. Henderson Land will pay HK$23.28 billion (US$3 billion) for the plot.

The Murray Road Multi-storey Car Park ceased operation at midnight on April 30, 2017. By the time of its closure, the car park was providing 388 public parking spaces for private cars and 55 for motorcycles.

After official closure, the carpark reopened in the second half of 2017. Looking at the price for this place, it seems to be very unlikely that it will be a car park for a long time.

The car park finally closed in early 2018 and demolition started in March 2018. By May, its part of Hong Kong's history.

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Hi there,

During the tender period the carpark was closed and entrances boarded up.  But I think Henderson had opend it up again as a carpark now.  I walked by it in November and saw the carpark sign and gates reinstated.

Don't know how long would it stand though.

T

Hi T, although there is an official statement of closure issued by the HK government, it seems to be open again. On the internet Wilson Parking gives rates and business hours. I reset the state to "in use".

Regards, Klaus 

Hi There,

Walked by earlier today and found it boarded up all over again.  Looks likes like the short term carpark lease is done.

Thanks & Best Regards,

T

Dezeen Magazine reports that the HK Buildings Departments has issued a demolition consent for the car park building in March, 2018. Also, the plans for a new building were approved.

It reports further:

Zaha Hadid Architects is set to build a 35-storey office tower on a £2.2 billion plot in Hong Kong, reportedly the most expensive site in the world.
According to ZHA, the project is due to complete "by the third quarter of 2022".

 

I was in Central last week and it's already been demolished.

Thanks Phil for your observation. I checked Flickr and found two images of the demolition. Additionally, I've updated the place's information.

Regards, Klaus

The Public Records Office was located in the mezzanine of this car park building in the 1980s. Thinking back, the location was quite obscure and unfitting for the status of Hong Kong.