This is the seventh year I've made these lists, and for the first time we have a building on the '175-year-old' list. Before we take a look at that, let's see how the lists for the other birthday years look.
The list of 50-year-olds is short this year, though I'm sure there are lots more buildings that were finished in 1969 and are still standing. One reason we don't see them listed on Gwulo is that we don't think of them as old. But in Hong Kong the typical lifespan for a building is only 40-60 years, so these are already our buildings' senior citizens!
The best known of the 50-year-olds is St George's Building. There's a glimpse of it on the left of these two photos.
View of HK from Kowloon, by petespix75
It stood out from the other buildings along the seafront because of its dark colour. It replaced this building, which was also called St George's Building:
Shewan & Tomes Head Office, by Admin
75-year-old buildings: <Read more ...>