2014.8.10 | 37 jordan rd 佐敦道 / 105-111 shanghai st 上海街
all these commercial buildings around jordan built decades ago are fascinating. in contrary to the toothpick buildings or skyscrapers built in more recent years, they are solid, human friendly and full of stories. they are of higher aesthetic value in my opinion, with all the lines and shapes the design of the buildings, the windows the details deliver.
united mansion in particular stands out at this busy stretch of road because of the characters in various calligraphic styles carved on the facade, each is the signage of an organization located at that particular spot inside the building. there are unions and organization offices, including one with huge significance in the history of modern hong kong, which is the hong kong seamen’s union.
united mansion is now 46 years old.
同於佐敦有 another building in jordan appears on this blog is 《華豐大廈 new lucky house》