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Central 1973

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1973

Film still from the film Hong Kong Central District 1973.

Shows the General Post Office and houses west of it. The GPO Mail distribution bridge and tower is visible near the bottom. It looks longer than the original that terminated at the water front (which had been reclaimed in 1973 already).

Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan = 香港中、中環[圖中可見恒生根行大廈、消防局和港外線碼頭] 1960s

Photo from the early 1960s showing the renewal process of houses on Connaught Road. From left to right are (to my best knowledge)

General Post Office

P & O Building (5th gen) under construction

Grand Building with Catholic Centre

Fung House (1st gen)

Chines Club Building (under construction)

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Building

34, 35, 36, 37 Connaught Road Central (under demolition)

Nexxus Building

Central Fire Station

Nexxus Building was completed in 1962, so the date should be 1963-65.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1965

Water Buffalo Sculptures

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

At the Exchange Square.

1968 Pacific house

Another Lindy's Restaurant.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1968

Pottinger Street Pier [1898-c.1965]

Date Place completed: 
c.1898-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1965-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Located at Connaught Road opposite to the end of Pottinger Street.

The Public Works Report for 1898 refers:

1956 Star Ferry, Central

Text on Flickr:

Construction of the building of new passenger ferry piers at Central. This aerial photo shows the new terminal jutting out for the Central reclamation with the 14th Hong Kong products exhibition site in the middle of the picture.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Hong Kong - From the Mandarin Oriental - June 1971

Shows reclaimed land in front of Connaught Road.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1971

1974 Sheung Wan vehicular pier

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal 2014

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

Rumsey Street Car Park Building in front of the Shun Tak Centre. Shows also the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal and the Hong Kong Heliport.

Taken from the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel.

Western temporary vehicle ferry berth

Additional Ferry Berths

Originally in 1933, the pier was designed to serve one vehicular ferry at a time. Due to the increasing demand for vehicle transport, a second berth was built east of the old one (early 1950s). 

The Annual Report for 1963 refers:

West of the present vehicle ferry pier, a temporary vehicle ferry berth was constructed, so that there are now three berths in action in the vicinity.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1967

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