The General Post Office: a history of, and eulogy to, a Hong Kong landmark as it faces the wrecking ball

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The General Post Office: a history of, and eulogy to, a Hong Kong landmark as it faces the wrecking ball

Hong Kong residents like to tell newcomers about magnificent buildings that have been demolished, the ones you will never see because, foolishly, you have arrived too late.The universal human impulse to crow over those who have missed the best bit was particularly pronounced in a city churning through uncertain times in the 1990s. No one, fresh off a 747 at Kai Tak airport as I was, could ever know the true glories of the past.People tended to sigh especially over three vanished edifices: the…

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