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Encyclopedia > Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building
Connaught Road Central, Central, heading towards (from the left), the City Hall, Prince of Wales Building, and across the road the Hong Kong Club Building. The Central Plaza can be seen in the background.
Connaught Road Central, Central, heading towards (from the left), the City Hall, Prince of Wales Building, and across the road the Hong Kong Club Building. The Central Plaza can be seen in the background.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building is a 120 metre, 28 floor building in Central, Hong Kong which serves as the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison. It is still popularly known by its old name as the Prince of Wales Building (威爾斯親王大廈), although the name was officially changed on 1 January 2002. [1]. Download high resolution version (1024x1280, 237 KB)Photo of Connauhgt Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. ... Download high resolution version (1024x1280, 237 KB)Photo of Connauhgt Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. ... Connaught Road Central is a major road in Hong Kong forming a part of the main thoroughfare that runs the length of the north shore of Hong Kong Island. ... Categories: Hong Kong-related stubs | Hong Kong ... The Hong Kong Club Building is the building in Chater Road and Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong in which the Hong Kong Club is located. ... Central Plazablah blah blah blah blah blah blah The building was completed in August 1947. ... Central (中環) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Located within the former HMS Tamar naval base in Admiralty, Hong Kong, the building was named the Prince of Wales Building in 1976, and housed the headquarters of the British garrison in Hong Kong until the territory's handover to the People's Republic of China on June 30, 1997. The troop ship HMS Tamar (添馬艦) arrived in Hong Kong in 1897 and remained in the British territory until it was scuttled (to avoid being used by the invading Japanese Imperial forces) during the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II in 1941. ... Admiralty is an area of Hong Kong located at the eastern end of Central and Western district, and bordered by Wanchai district to the east and by Victoria harbour to the north. ... The eldest son of the reigning monarch ofEngland/Great Britain is traditionally invested with the title of Prince of Wales. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, and the last day of June. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The base became the Central Barracks although the name of the building remained visible in large raised letters along the bottom of the tower for several years. It is also informally known as 'the upside-down decanter' due to its shape. The corner of the building at the podium level that faces east (towards Admiralty MTR station) used to be the chapel under British occupation of the barracks. There used to be a cross visible on the exterior — however, during external refurbishment (including removing the 'Prince of Wales Building' inscription) the cross was removed. Admiralty station A Caucasian is holding a pole when the train decelerates. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars intersecting each other at a 90° angle, dividing one or two of the lines in half. ...


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