Everything tagged: car park

Yau Ma Tei multi-storey car park [1970-2021]

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 01/03/2021 - 02:04

The Yau Ma Tei Car Park Building and the nearby Yau Ma Tei Government Office occupy the former site of an old market, after which the adjacent Market Street (街市街), considered one of the oldest streets in Kowloon, is named. The market was relocated to the Yau Ma Tei Market (油麻地街市), built in 1957 along Kansu Street.

The Yau Ma Tei Car Park Building was built in 1957 1970 (as referred to in the 1969 Annual Report). In 1977, the Gascoigne Road Flyover was built to bypass existing surface road and go through the building.

Car Park, 1 & 2 Connaught Road [c.1960-c.1971]

Submitted by David on Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:38

This was a curious piece of land. It sat vacant for over 10 years, just used as a car park. Normally construction starts as soon as the previous building is demolished, so why did this land stay empty for so long?

A rough timeline:

  • c.1955 - The New Oriental Building is demolished, forming the western half of this land.
  • c.1960 - Butterfield & Swire's building is demolished, adding the eastern half of this land.
  • Early 1970s - Construction of the Furama Hotel begins.

Murray Road Multi Storey Car Park Building [1973-2018]

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:45

From Wikipedia:

Construction on the building began in 1972. The car park opened for public use on 30 July 1973.

In 2017, Henderson Land Development bid successfully to acquire the Hong Kong government owned commercial plot on which the car park is built. Henderson Land will pay HK$23.28 billion (US$3 billion) for the plot.