美利工程下的節果決明 pink & white shower in the middle of a redevelopment site

很喜歡這棵樹,因為其形態美,也因為她生長於優雅環境(很喜歡美利大廈這棟建築)。是以這棵節果決明在本部落已經出現過三次。

這次再寫,是因為美利大廈的工程開始進入高峰,大樓本身已經滿架支架。慶幸是大樹加強了穩固的支架,工程似乎有顧慮到大樹。

但繼續擔心:有關人士、在地的工人是否有足夠知識對樹木不傷害之餘,妥善對待;即使有好的護樹意圖,但建築工程本身就是沙塵滾滾、飛沙走石,每日蒸騰即使人也受不了,希望節果決明捱得過。

會繼續監察。

murray sept15

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.

pink & w shower sept15

資料來自明報經濟版2013.11.7:地政總署昨公佈,由九倉系海港企業以44億元高價投得,每呎樓面地價達1.35萬元。賣地條款指明不可拆卸現有建築。美利大廈為中環的地標建築,且是近年罕見的核心區酒店供應。現時持有尖沙嘴馬哥孛羅香港酒店的海港企業,昨日與會德豐聯合公告指出,最遲將於2018年底前改建為酒店。

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

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