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Queen's Building to the exreme right. Behind a pillar there is the dome of Queen Victoria's Monument, probably without the statue. <Read more ...>
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. <Read more ...>
Taken from Connaught Road. <Read more ...>
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. <Read more ...>
Position is approximate.
They're marked "3 flats to be moved" on this photo: <Read more ...>
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