Views of Central from the harbour in the 1950s were dominated by the buildings of the HSBC Bank (on the right) and the Bank of China: <Read more ...>
Martin Booth: "On a stubby headland was a small village and some low houses ..."
Here's how it looked in the 1950s:
The completion date is shown on the foundation stone, photographed below.
The closure / demolition date is given on this timeline at the Swire website. <Read more ...>
Obviously back in 1952, when Booth first arrived in HK, the impressive terminus building was still standing. <Read more ...>
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