Murray Building (not Murray House which is now in Stanley) [1968- ]

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Note: This is not Murray House - the old building moved to Stanley.  It is Murray Building, next to the Lower Peak Tram Terminus.

Murray Building sale bid sparks transparency call
Patsy Moy
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A surprise policy U-turn has sparked calls for more transparency and public scrutiny over the intended sale of Murray Building in Central.

In his policy address last October, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government will retain ownership of the 27-story building, built in 1969, even after it is converted into a 300-room hotel.

But development officials yesterday said the building, as well as its title-related rights, will be put up for tender next year, with the successful bidder given a 50-year ownership lease. Quizzed on the apparent about-face, officials said the latest proposal is "current policy."

... 370-square-meter plot of government land to be used as public open space.   - 

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Public Open Space ?  Not likely.  Haveyou walked past the Cheung Kong building where the trees are planted so low that you cannot walk around the open space or get to the benches - and it is illegal to sit in the park where the old car park next to the Hilton used to be?