Star Ferry Pier, Central

Star Ferry Pier, Central

Star Ferry Pier, Central

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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.

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First Generation

First Generation (1890) at junction of Pedder Street and Chater RoadEric 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

Second Generation (1912) at Pedder Street, the present site of Jardine House

Third Generation

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......
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