[Ming Pao] Following the Panel recommends that the AAB Central headquarters of the old government (Government Hill, including the East Block, Block and West Block) “whole” should be assessed as a historic building itself UNESCO (UNESCO), the advisory body to the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has announced the decision issued by the Central Government Offices, West Wing, Heritage alerts (Heritage Alert), requested the Government to think twice whether to remove the unique value of the West Block. Secretary for Development Mrs Carrie Lam, is expected today to announce the latest Government Hill conservation programs, suggested a change of land ownership retained by the Government, but will continue to demolition and redevelopment of the West Block.
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Government Hill focus group of about six months ago, exposure of ICOMOS, after more than six months to consider, ICOMOS, together with two other international concern Antiquities Organization sent a letter to the Chief Executive and the Chief Executive Designate, announced the westward Block issued a “heritage alert”, and requested to stop reconstruction of the West Wing, that the government should consider a whole group of mountain development. The letter pointed out that the West Block building is fine, rich historical value, is the Government consider the west of Block “in contact with the people” specially designed three buildings complement each other.
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Wu Lai Tak (Michael Wright), now has 100-year-old former Secretary for Works, also published an open letter in the UK to retain the West Block, West Block refers to another high-rise buildings to replace, it will only undermine the Government Hill structure, and among them, the natural quiet and people-oriented.
Heritage Alert, issued by international organizations, Mrs Carrie Lam, in the Legislative Council in response to yesterday received the letter of the organization. reiterated the Government on heritage conservation an international basis, including the follow Australia’s Brad Charter, and not been mentioned in conservation at the same time are not allowed to be demolished buildings, but also refers to the series, West Wing, if the “cultural heritage” need to retain. Convenor of the Government Hill Concern Group Luo Yaning criticized Mrs Carrie Lam, “hardcore”, ignoring the recommendations of international organizations is a considerable lack of respect for.The AAB day before yesterday released a preliminary rating of the Government Hill, Mrs Carrie Lam, said yesterday, has made reference to the group views, East, West Block was considered as one, two and three, and the entire Government Hill site Grade, the final demolition, West Wing, is to take into account the different benefits, including increasing public space. Members of the Legislative Council Tanya criticized Mrs Carrie Lam, the argument led to believe that the experts assess the “a” does not refer to the Government Offices “land”, but the entire building complex. the
AAB meeting this afternoon to discuss the rating.