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‘Ugliest piece of public transport infrastructure in Hong Kong’: district councillors
‘Ugliest piece of public transport infrastructure in Hong Kong’: district councillors brand HK$18 million MTR project an eyesore
From: South China Morning Post
By: Ernest Kao
Date: 04/04/16

Southern district councillors have branded an HK$18 million public transport interchange built by the MTR under the new Wong Chuk Hang station the “ugliest piece of public transport infrastructure” in the city.

Councillors said the unappealing sight of exposed lighting fixtures, drainage and piping, bare concrete columns, poor natural lighting and lack of greenery was a far cry from concept images provided when the taxpayer-funded project began five years ago.

“This is Kwun Tong, but worse. It is a dark alley of concrete and exposed pipes,” said councillor Paul Zimmerman. “This area is supposed to become a nice hotel district but the project has destroyed the entire Heung Yip Road.

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