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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2177 times:

After looking at the most current pictures of this past airport, I wondered what the plans were for this prime real estate. Are they planning on using it for future devolpment in this crowded city?


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User currently offlineCalvin99 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

residential area and commercial office will be built around the old kaitak airport.. it is a sad thing that such an important landmark in Hong Kong has to be gone..

i m sure will miss KAITAK


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Is there likely to be any land reclamation between the run way and the mainland so to put it?.

User currently offlineCalvin99 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

actually i hve not heard any news about any land reclamation around the runway.. but since i m away for study in the states.. i am not that updated on HKG's news..

but i believe HKG government has a project to change the water quality around the victoria harbor.., with this project on going.. i doubt the HKG government will want to reclaim the land.. at least for now...


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

The HK government has had some grand plans to redevelop Kai Tak and much of the surrounding areas back when the property market in HKG was sizzling. Now that the bubble had bursted, there seems to be no hurry to redevelop the place. Instead, bits and pieces of land on the old airport property were parceled out apparently on short-to-medium term leases for various purposes.

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

On the news recently here, they are proposing for a new cruise-liner terminal.


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User currently offlineCospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

What A Huge Waste... like Stapleton in DEN They should of Let both in Operation..This is why the HK Economy took a Dive with the Old AIrport things were Booming and now DIA is Full !!!

User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

The land there will have to wait for a while before new buildings will be built because the soil is quite toxic there due to prolonged years of underground fuel storage . right now the land is not suitable for human settlement.

As for the gap between the runway and the shore, it was planned to be filled originally, however, now it seems that it would unlikely be filled because some new laws forbidding the filling of land without urgent need have been passed. Personally I think this is great because at least there will be a bit of historical relics left.



User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Here is a photo where you can really see what's happening to Kai Tak:


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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

"This is why the HK Economy took a Dive"
No....I don't think so Cospn



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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I heard that is where we would be hosting 2012 East Asian Games (Kowloon City), something else is in store for Kwun Tong side. So far, it is where KMB park their buses (thanks for the underground pipers) and the immigrantion department training school (ex-GFS hanger).

Kev



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