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Hong Kong’s Shek O Bus Terminus Restoration

Posted: June 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

Rarely much good news from Hong Kong in terms of heritage or restoration so the new Shek O Bus Terminus is most welcome. The Shek O Bus Terminus was built in 1955, designed by US-trained architect (the US influence is clear in the structure) Su Gin Djih of Hsin Yieh Architects and Associates, a Shanghai firm that relocated to Hong Kong in 1949. But it had fallen into a bad state of disrepair though the cantilevered balcony and some of the art deco lettering remained. The renovation was undertaken by bus operator NWFB, which holds the tenancy agreement on the terminus. Since 2013 the Antiquities Advisory Board hadgranted Grade 2 historic building status to the Terminus.

The Terminus in the 1950s
Having fallen into a rather poor state of repair
And now, post-restoration

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