Central Police Station Falling Apart
One of the oldest walls comprising the former Central Police Station on Hollywood Road collapsed on Sunday night. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. The declared monument is part of a heritage revitalization project by the government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. In a recent report to the Central and Western District Council, the government said that two of the three buildings—including the building with the collapsed wall— that comprise the complex were “in a relatively poor condition” and “may require more time for restoration.” Central and Western District Councilor Ted Hui said shops were already signing contracts, and the sudden collapse brings into question the overall safety of the project. The revitalized site is set to open to the public later this year. Our take: Collapsing structures seems to be a thing now, huh?