Car Park, 1 & 2 Connaught Road [c.1960-c.1971]
This was a curious piece of land. It sat vacant for over 10 years, just used as a car park. Normally construction starts as soon as the previous building is demolished, so why did this land stay empty for so long?
A rough timeline:
- c.1955 - The New Oriental Building is demolished, forming the western half of this land.
- c.1960 - Butterfield & Swire's building is demolished, adding the eastern half of this land.
- Early 1970s - Construction of the Furama Hotel begins.