濱海街高臺 terrace of pan hoi street

2014.5.2 | 鰂魚涌濱海街 pan hoi street, quarry bay

香港有趣的地方之一,繁華鬧市內突然有一方靜土。社區內感覺風柔氣漫流。例如十年八年前的跑馬地、大坑、又一村,或紅磡、土瓜灣、九龍城內某幾條街道。

濱海街今天此獨特氣質尤強。因為街的兩端,一是車水馬龍的英皇道,另一邊是流亮時尚的太古坊太古城。

樓房建在高臺上,據參考明報兩年前一篇專題報導,十九世紀太古公司在此區發展工業,為方便作業建了兩個水塘,更建明渠作防洪排洪,水道有經濱海街一帶,未防水淹,這裡的樓宇便高架起來。

pan hoi street plays this little shangri-la trick in the middle of the glittering and buzzing eastern hong kong island. sandwich by queen’s road and the glorious taikoo shing and taikoo place, this old and unique neighbourhood seems to hum its own rhyme, wind blows easier here.

the setting of this street is unique. buildings are built above a terrace. this goes back to the history of the swire pacific company. in 1883 swire’s taikoo sugar refinery started production in this area (and later the dockyard). to facilitate production, the company built two reservoirs nearby and for the purpose of flood control, two nullah were added to direct excessive water towards the victoria harbour. one of the nullah went through this street. to prevent buildings affected by flood, buildings were built higher up.

pan hoi street

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