Aerial view of Central 中環鳥瞰圖

In this aerial view of 1973 the urban landscape of Central had undergone further dramatic changes. The city's second City Hall rose alongside the Star Ferry car park in 1962. Left of City Hall, the Cable and Wireless Building and the Hong Kong Club were still in place but foundation work had commenced on what would later be the (now demolished) Hotel Furama. Other bastions around Statue Square were still there, but in 1965 Prince's Building had been replaced by a tower block connected by a pedestrian footbridge to the adjoining Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which had taken the place of the Queen's Building in 1963. Alongside the latter, St. George's Building is next in line to be demolished.
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