Vacant lot, 1 & 2 Connaught Road [1960-c.1971]

Submitted by David on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:38
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
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This was a curious piece of land, as it sat vacant for over 10 years. 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.
  • 1960 - Butterfield & Swire's building is demolished, adding the eastern half of this land.
  • Early 1970s - Construction of the Furama Hotel begins.
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