尖東建築 – 好時中心 tst east – houston centre shopping arcade

2014.7.12 | 63 mody road 麼地道

今天的尖東,人流暢旺。但社會是洪流,這個地區今日就是有褪色甚至過時的感覺。

尖東的黃金年代是二十世紀八十到九十年代。好時中心正建於1981年。

我沒有泡尖東的歲月,所以對好時中心及週遭的建築、商場、酒店沒有很多前塵往事的關係。但上星期,在區內走過,不禁被那八十年代的氣息吸引。玻璃幕場建築、商場(或稱商業中心)混集高級酒店,當年紛紛在這個『新區』拔地而起。

好時中心的正立面,吸引我是他的名字和字體。中文名字落落大方又有彩頭,英文名字採用美國地名,大家就是崇洋尚美。而英文名字地位顯然較重,字體採用亦經過挑選,顯示特色。如果部落友知道這字體的名字,請賜教。

tsim sha tsui east (tst east) is still busy with tourist and office and hospitality service workers these days. but its golden era has certainly past. its prime started in the 80s last century. it was a ‘new’ area sprung with high-class hotels, glass-curtain buildings and shopping arcades after the promenade and the new world centre & hotel set foot at the skirt of tst and brightened up the area.

last week i was visiting the area and having some leisure moments. i started drawn by all these buildings around and fascinated by the similarities and differences, and the bountiful 80s flavour. here is houston centre shopping arcade. first of all, the name. building name today goes more exotic or even out of context. but back then, adopting a name in english and choosing a place in the us was cool. well, now “centre” is already an outdated word.

the most outstanding from this facade of course is the font of the building name.  (if you know the name of the font, please let me know. thanks.)

houston centre was first opened in 1981.

houston centre

 

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2 Comments

    1. hi Frandix, 感謝賜教。八百伴的字體有印象(出賣了年紀!)。也感謝你喜歡這個部落。希望有機會繼續交流。hkmicrocosm

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