7 August 2009
South China Morning Post
I share the concerns of those groups that
organised a protest on Sunday over the demolition of the Tsim Sha Tsui
bus terminus. They question the value of the proposed piazza. The waterfront
promenade and the Avenue of Stars already provide adequate space and
viewing platforms for tourists.
However, I have read in the Chinese press
that one architect has proposed not only a new piazza, but also a new
pedestrian cross-harbour tunnel linking the terminus with Central.
I think this additional proposal really adds
value to the piazza concept, allowing tourists and locals to enjoy a
leisurely walk from Kowloon all the way to Central via a unique underwater
It would be a tourist attraction to be able
to walk under one of the most famous harbours in the world. I think
this pedestrian tunnel is worth considering.
Ronald Lam, Tai Wai