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Demolition Alert – The Rainha Dona Leonor Housing Block on the Praia Grande, Macao

Posted: August 10th, 2018 | 1 Comment »

One of Macao’s most iconic modernist buildings is under threat – the Rainha Dona Leonor Housing Block on the Praia Grande, Macao. The building was designed and built in 1958 by Jose Lei Ming-can and was the first modernist high rise in Macao with an elevator. The balconies are particularly noted as are the duplex apartments with external galleries on every second floor. Lei, the architect, was involved in many projects in Hong kong and Macau including HKUST and was a Director of the Hong Kong Architectural Services Department

There is a petition to save the building here


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One Comment on “Demolition Alert – The Rainha Dona Leonor Housing Block on the Praia Grande, Macao”

  1. 1 Peter Forse said at 1:13 pm on August 13th, 2018:

    Hi Paul,
    Old China hand myself (1976), now living in Hong Kong, spent lots of time in Beijing, Shanghai… rest of China. My all-time “golden year” was spent in Shanghai (1989-1990).
    China times: Student, BJ>Australian Embassy>China consultant>private business>Austrade>own business>retired….
    Enjoying your books and blog.
    Would love it if you would get in touch with me via email or WhatsApp, with idea you might perhaps come on a fledgling podcast I’m developing: “Interesting Times” is the working title (Sub: “China from Hong Kong”, or similar), people who’ve been around, talking (mainly) about China….. then and now…. who know that “interesting times” is NOT an ancient Chinese curse, but who’ve had interesting times, esp. in China.
    My number for WhatsApp 852 9308 0799
    or email above.
    Peter F.
    Hong Kong

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