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Early_Taikooshing_c1983

Gas holder visible top right between the high-rise buildings.

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Photo showing further reclamation to the north of the then Taikoo dockyard area, where highway network extending to Shaukeiwan will soon be developed.

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

Aerial view of Central

Aerial view of Central

Access to Star Ferry 1949/1959

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

From HKMS 2.0

Left 1949-05-17, right 1959-10-05

In 1949, the tracks to the Kowloon Wharves are still there. As there are no aerial photos in between, the next one is from 1959. Here the new concourse has alreday been built. 

 

aerial view 1949-06-17 details

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Source: HKMS 2.0

This set shows the houses built on the block between Nathan, Peking, Hankow, and Haiphong Roads.

Hammerhead Crane (Demolition) Timeline

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

It's not easy to find the demolition date of the Hammerhead Crane, Hung Hom. Fortunately, in the early 1980s frequent aerial survey flights were performed that are accessible at the website of HKMS 2.0. These were executed at different flight altitudes, therefore some photos have poor resolution.

In this compilation the top row shows the crane, while it's already gone at the bottom row. So the demolition date should be between May and October 1982.

TST aerial view 1949-06-17

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

From HKMS 2.0

Shows houses that mostly were built between 1900 and 1930.

Very clearly visible are Whitfied Barracks. Also the European houses on Hankow Road.  And many more.

Hankow Road Houses 1930

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Cropped from 1930s Tsim Sha Tsui KCR station, YMCA and Peninsula Hotel

The red rectangle shows the European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's).

Quite a drastic change with many new houses compared to the 1927 photo, constant only Star Theatre.

Hankow Road Houses 1927

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1927

Cropped from c.1927 Aerial view of TST

This aerial view shows houses on Hankow Road behind the Peninsula Hotel. The red rectangle shows the site where the European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's) will be built in a few years.

Sai Kung Aerial View

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

Leaving Hong Kong.

High Island Reservoir bottom left.

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