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Kwai Chung Eastern Sea Industrial Building 葵涌東海大廈 [1975- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1975-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I have always been interested in this building when I used to study in Kwai Chung. There is very limited information about the building online although it is believed to be completed in 1975. The Bauhaus and Art Deco style design that was unique to find in Kwai Chung factory district makes it stand out from all the others. I am hoping to write an essay on it and trace back its architectural/ social origin, hopefully to have more people appreciate its modernist design.

Demolished_stack_Kwai_Chung

Text on Flickr:

Although demolishing chimney stacks by blasting is common in many countries, the stringent requirements has deterred or barred demolition by means of blasting in Hong Kong.

 A tedious method was used whereby slicing sections of the concrete structure and breaking it up bit by bit. It took months to have the complete chimney torn down safely.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Kwai Chung Incineration Plant_2009

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

Chimney_is_cutting_down - demolition of the Kwai Chung old incineration plant

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

The Kwai Chung Container Terminal = 葵涌貨櫃碼頭 1981

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981

1982 - take off to the west from Kai Tak Airport

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1982

1980 Super 8 Video: School Anniversary Celebrations (SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School)

Video clip: 

These Super 8 video clips were recorded during our SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School's tenth anniversary celebrations in November 1980. It is the only video footage we have from the school’s first thirty years. If  The type of Super 8 film used for these recordings cannot record sound. All sounds and music were added in the editing process. The film was edited by Stephen Richards (http://longzijun.wordpress.com/)

Photo Montage of Hong Kong School Life in the 1970s

Video clip: 

Go back in time and explore the first ten years (1970-1979) of SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School. You can meet the students and staff and find out what school life in Hong Kong was like during the 70s.

The video was created by Stephen Richards http://longzijun.wordpress.com for the school's 40th anniversary celebrations.

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