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Central 1998.07.06

Only just noticed one of the IFC towers being built on the left of this photo. I don't even remember seeing either IFC tower until 2007!

On the Lantau ferry from Central to Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1998

Kai Tak-new runway construction-rock dumping

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Rock planting machine on a reclamation project-circa 1950

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

The Biarritz dredging at Plover Cove

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964

Fom the Hong Kong Government Year book dated 1965

The image crosses the page gutter, so the page stitching is evident

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.

Central Market Construction

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938
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