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Ladies Mess.jpg

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

HSBC_ID_Card.jpg

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

A52B01BA-3470-402A-ABAD-92F55298D43E.jpeg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

Central Looking South West over Cricket Ground

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1858

Getty Ref: Getty 84.XC_.759.30.1

Link to photo here

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, March 1948

Queen's Building to the exreme right. Behind a pillar there is the dome of Queen Victoria's Monument, probably without the statue.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

HSBSC headquarters-construction cranes with wind sails-1983

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1983

The cranes used in the construction of the HSBC headquarters used 'wind-sails' on their jibs when very strong winds were expected to keep the crane aligned with the wind until the storm had passed.

Not something I have noticed in recent years on modern cranes.

VIC Des Voeux Road looking West c1895 HKPL.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

1967 central

Taken from Connaught Road.

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

Skyhigh (2nd generation) [c.1984-c.1996]

Date Place completed: 
c.1984-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1996-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Built by HSBC as the house from their chairman. The SCMP has an article about it (http://www.scmp.com/article/695641/ex-hsbc-peak-house-bargain-compared-m...). Here's an extract:

Skyhigh, with its 360-degree panoramic views of the city, was the taipan house built on the instructions of former Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp chairman Michael Sandberg in the 1980s.

Previous place(s) at this location: 
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HSBC tower blocks at Nga Tsin Wai Rd [????-c.1957]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1957-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Position is approximate.

They're marked "3 flats to be moved" on this photo:

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