Star Ferry Pier, Central
may refer to any of the successive generations of pier in Central, Hong Kong
used by the Star Ferry
for its services across Victoria Harbour
to Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
and Hung Hom Pier
. The current Star Ferry pier is the fourth to bear the name in Central. It opened for public service on 12 November 2006.
First Generation (1890) at junction of Pedder Street
and Chater Road
Eric Cavaliero, , The Standard
, 6 February 1997
The first ferry pier was a simple wooden shelter with a roof was referred to as Star Ferry Station across from Queen's Building
Second Generation (1912) at Pedder Street
, the present site of Jardine House
Third Generation (1957) near Edinburgh Place
, decommissioned 11 November 2006.
The pier was created in the late 1950s following a major land reclamation in Central. The pier was built in 1957 in a modern functionalist style at the height of the Modern Movement
near the City Hall
complex, which was being planned at the time.
The Star Ferry Pier was designed by a local Chinese architect, Hung Yip Chan (born in 1921). He worked at the Architectural Office (AO) of the Hong Kong Government from 1952 – 1957 as an assistant architect. He designed the elegant facade of the pier, and the Chief Architect Michael Wright added the Clock Tower to make the pier more balanced and......