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Old October 25th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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HONG KONG | Kai Tak Airport Development News

Since Kai Tak Airport closed in 1998, the future of the old airport has been under discussion, with a multitude of proposals for the 328-hectare site. Government planners have initially floated an idea of a cruise ship terminal, stadium, and a residential area whereby all roads are buried underground for a garden-style suburb.

The study on what to do to this site in southeast Kowloon dates back to 1991, when the Metroplan Selected Strategy, which recommended reclamation work be done on both banks of Victoria Harbour, was endorsed.

The development plans started taking shape after 1998, when the airport was relocated to Chek Lap Kok. Studies initially focused on turning Kai Tak into a "city within a city", featuring a variety of public and private housing developments.

Fierce public opposition forced planners to repeatedly revise their plans. The entire project was sent back to the drawing board after the Court of Final Appeal ruled last year against harbour reclamation unless it met the overriding public need test.

With files from the South China Morning Post.


















This thread will provide information on the various plans being considered and invites your views on the proposals and hopes for this massive urban redevelopment project.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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very cool.. thanks for sharing this..
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Old October 25th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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But the text is so small! my eyes hurt, and i cant stop reding because its so interesting!
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Old October 25th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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hkskyline: KaiTak redevelopment is back on the govt.'s agenda for this December??

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Old October 26th, 2005, 12:10 AM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old October 26th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #7
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Old October 26th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #8
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hkskyline: KaiTak redevelopment is back on the govt.'s agenda for this December??

it is now at the public re-consultation stage due to the new regulation from high court that reclamation is not allowed unless there is an overwhelming public needs
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Old October 26th, 2005, 10:20 AM   #9
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looks promising........
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http://www.pland.gov.hk/p_study/prog...ish/index.html
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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #11
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how many years do they want to waste
hk have no time anymore,always review,review,proposal,just waste your time and fuure
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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:53 AM   #12
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HAHAHA. If you think HK takes a long time to take action on major projects... you should see Toronto. Nothing happens for decades....

There's the shaft of an unbuilt skyscraper that has been left unfinished in the very heart of downtown for over a decade. Taxes on that plot of land alone must have cost a fortune. But luckily there is a new proposal for the site now.

As for Kai Tak, since it is such a valuable plot of land, planning officials should take their time to make sure that everything is done properly with the full support of the public. Please add in a supertall or two as well
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I doubt Hong Kongers want to rush and build something hastily on such a big plot of land. People are very wary of these rash decisions and want plenty of time for consultation before the shovels get into the ground.

So for now Hong Kongers can enjoy a round of golf at the tip of the runway.
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As for Kai Tak, since it is such a valuable plot of land, planning officials should take their time to make sure that everything is done properly with the full support of the public. Please add in a supertall or two as well
I agree. I would rather wait a while and have them build something spectacular like the West Kowloon Cultural Centre than use the Kai Tak area for building apartments which all look the same.
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HK needs to evolve a bit *out* of its mass residentials for every site-thinking...
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HK needs to evolve a bit *out* of its mass residentials for every site-thinking...
From what i know, there will be some kind of renovative office district in that kai tak site as well. I think the planning department is well aware of the value of this land. That's why they are taking some time to make sure it is right.
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how many years do they want to waste
hk have no time anymore,always review,review,proposal,just waste your time and fuure
If there wasn't the stupid harbour protection people filing case to court, gov woundn't take this long to re-evaluate everything.
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Any renders of the proposals?
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cool.. another great project for HK! hopefulli some tall, high-tech and glassy apartments eh!
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