Saturday, November 29, 2008

the central police station compound...

... a heritage that will likely survive (though it will have to face a conversion into modern usages in the near future).
"The Compound first came to life in 1841 when the British Royal Navy took possession of Hong Kong Island. To maintain law and order all the more efficiently, the site was selected as the centre for law and order, with the police station, magistracy and jail located close together."
It's been recognized as one of the oldest heritage structures in Hong Kong with rich Victorian, Edwardian and Oriental architectural style. Upon consolidating the police force into a grand multi-billion modern building, the Central Police Station was vacated in 2004. The Government once planned to dispose of the site to private developers; this was of course strongly opposed by architects and conservation bodies. The Government was forced to consult the public again...

"hong kong police"

"the magistracy"

"the victoria prison"


the prison in the city centre

prison wall

(Click the image to view the larger version.)


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