if you are a follower of this blog, you are familiar with this tree. this is the fourth time featuring it here. love this tree because it is a beautiful species, also it enjoys a very nice living environment given it is a big tree in the middle of a core business area. it stands in the murray building area. the handsome building was a governmental building since its establishment in 1969. it was only in 2013 that the government sold the site for redevelopment into a hotel-commercial project.
the redevelopment requires the developer to maintain the original building. my interpretation is that this old and valuable tree should be under protection as well.
yesterday i went by the area and found that the construction is getting serious, the building is covered in metal scaffolding. we can see that the tree seems to be taking care of. extra support with solidity is provided. i am half relieved seeing the extent of care given. still, i can’t help being skeptical. one worry is that not sure the developer as well as the construction workers on site have the heart as well as the knowledge to keep the tree safe and healthy. let alone the daily dust and pollutants from the construction are no good for the tree.
no much i can do but keep on checking from time to time if the tree is ok.
until the next update.
reference from a report on ming pao daily on 7 november 2013: the lands department announced yesterday that harbour centre development ltd under wharf has won the bid for the murray building hotel redevelopment project. the deal is worth $4.4 billion. the developer said that the site will be completed latest in the end of 2018.
前文參考 previous post on this tree：<2015 節果決明快影 pink and white shower (cassia javanica var. indochinensis) quick snap>、《節果決明 pink and white shower (cassia javanica var. indochinensis) 2014》、《白與嫣紅雨- 節果決明 pink and white shower》