"The Legislative Council Building" Hong Kong Things to Do Tip by traveldave

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The domed building lost amid the glare of nearby towering skyscrapers is the Legislative Council Building. It was known as the Supreme Court Building during British rule, as it was the seat of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong until 1985. After the Supreme Court of Hong Kong relocated, the building became the seat of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, which had previously been housed in the Central Government Offices.

The Legislative Council Building was built on reclaimed land, and was completed in 1912. It was designed by the architect Sir Aston Webb, who was renowned for designing the eastern fašade of Buckingham Palace and the Cromwell Road frontage of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The two-story granite building is in the neo-Classical style which was typical of late-Victorian colonial architecture. The exterior columns are in the Ionic style.

Directions: The Legislative Council Building is located at 8 Jackson Road, Central.

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  • Updated May 15, 2011
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