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Hong Kong Parkview

Hong Kong Parkview
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General information
StatusCompleted
TypeResidential apartments
Location88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road,
Tai Tam, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°15′27″N 114°11′59″E / 22.2575°N 114.1996°E / 22.2575; 114.1996
Construction started1981; 43 years ago (1981)
Completed1989; 35 years ago (1989)
Technical details
Floor count18 towers; 20 floors per tower
Design and construction
Architect(s)Wong Tung & Partners
DeveloperChyau Fwu Group (now Parkview Group)
Other information
Number of units984
Hong Kong Parkview
Traditional Chinese陽明山莊
Simplified Chinese阳明山庄

Hong Kong Parkview is the largest private housing estate in Tai Tam, Hong Kong.[1] It is located at 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Hong Kong Island, between Jardine's Lookout and Violet Hill. To its west is the Wong Nai Chung Gap. It is surrounded by Tai Tam Country Park.

Description

Its Chinese name is 陽明山莊, literally translated as "Yangming Mountain Villa".

Its units are high-end residences. Its ground level is nearly 300 meters above sea level, making its buildings some of the highest in Hong Kong. There are 18 buildings in total. It was designed by Wang Dong Architects Co., Ltd. and constructed by Hip Hing Construction Co., Ltd. from August 1988 to May 1989.

Each block is 20 storys tall. The estate comprises a total of 984 flats.

History

It consists of 18 blocks opened in 1989 by Chyau Fwu and designed by Wong Tung & Partners.[2] It is managed by the Parkview Group today.

Being surrounded by protected lands on all sides, the development was criticised after opening for spoiling the serenity of Tai Tam Country Park.[3][4]

In 2004, undercover officers from the Home Affairs Department stayed overnight at Hong Kong Parkview, and found that it offered services akin to that of a hotel. Parkview (Suites) Limited and Tri-view Limited were thus fined HK$20,000 for operating a hotel without a licence, as is required under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance.[5] Parkview appealed the fines, arguing that they operated within a technical loophole, but the appeal was rejected by the Court of Final Appeal in 2006.[5]

Education

Parkview is in Primary One Admission (POA) School Net 18.[6] Within the school net are multiple aided schools (operated independently but funded with government money) and Hong Kong Southern District Government Primary School (香港南區官立小學).[7]

Murder incident

On 2 November 2003, Robert Kissel, the Asia-Pacific managing director of global principal products of Merrill Lynch, was bludgeoned to death by his wife, Nancy Kissel, after having their young daughter bring him a milkshake laced with sleep medicine.[8][9][10]

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References

  1. ^ District - Tai Tam
  2. ^ "Parkview, Tai Tam, Hong Kong". Wong Tung and Partners. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  3. ^ Evans, Bill (24 January 1992). "Leave country parks alone". South China Morning Post.
  4. ^ Tse, Helena (31 January 1992). "Please leave our lovely country parks alone". South China Morning Post.
  5. ^ a b Gentle, Nick (28 October 2006). "Parkview liable for fines, court rules". South China Morning Post.
  6. ^ "POA2023 Primary School Lists by School Net for Discretionary Places Admission Stage". Education Bureau. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
  7. ^ "POA School Net 18" (PDF). Education Bureau. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  8. ^ Robert Kissel
  9. ^ The Nancy Kissel Case - Part 1
  10. ^ Nancy Kissel: The Hong Kong Milkshake Murder


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