St. John's Building

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St. John's Building
St. John's Building 2009.jpg
General information
Location 33 Garden Road
Central, Hong Kong
Completed 1983
Owner The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Kwan, Ng, Wong & Associates
Main contractor Hip Hing Construction

St. John's Building (Chinese: 聖約翰大廈) is a skyscraper in Central on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong. Owned and operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, it is built on the slope beside Garden Road and Cotton Tree Drive. The ground floor serves as the Garden Road terminus of the Peak Tram.

History[edit]

In 1889 the Garden Road Station for the Peak Tram opened. In 1935 a new lower terminus was built along with the St John's Apartments: a reinforced concrete building, with eight studio flats and a two-bedroom penthouse.[1] In 1964 the apartments were demolished and a modern 14-storey commercial and residential building was erected in its place.

This was in turn replaced by the current 22-storey building.[2] This building won the Silver Medal of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 1983.[1] It was designed by Kwan, Ng, Wong & Associates and built by Hip Hing Construction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hui Chik Shek Enesco (2000/2001). Peak Tram Station - Extension (PDF). Thesis Report.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels: History". www.hshgroup.com. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  3. ^ "St. John's Building & Peak Tram Station". Hip Hing Construction. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

Coordinates: 22°16′40″N 114°09′33″E / 22.277729°N 114.159172°E / 22.277729; 114.159172