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1956 Central Reclamation

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1956

1956 Central Reclamation

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1956

Hung Hom reclamation

Praya-East-Reclamation-1920s.jpg

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1920

Duplicate of sketch map posted previously at https://gwulo.com/atom/30847 . Repeated because a clearer reproduction. 

Kaitak Reclamation 1923 - Temporary Railway Locomotives after typhoon

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1923

Between 17 - 23 August 1923 a strong typhoon hit Hong Kong. Reclamation works, then in progress for the Kai Tak Land Investment Co. at Kowloon Bay, were hit by strong winds demolishing most of the temporary structures. Steam locomotives used on a temporary railway were buried under piles of debris. Is unlikely that the engines were seriously damaged and almost certainly lived to see another day in full steam.

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

To meet Hong Kong's desperate shortage of housing ( a problem which has never been resolved) the largest reclamation project emabarked upon since Hong Kong's foundation was commenced in Kowloon Bay by the Kai Tak Land Investment Co. , founded in 1912 by Sir Kai Ho-kai ( born as Ho Shan-kai 何栖啟 ) and property developer Au Tack ( 區德

Kaitak-Reclamation-Temporary Railway- Dumping earth fill in Kowloon Bay

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1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924-Nullah.

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1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-24-Piling-for Bridge on Nullah.

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1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

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1918

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