The Hong Kong Cultural Center

Consistency in an Ever-Changing City: An Old Clock Tower in Contemporary Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Cultural Center

Since 1989, the Clock Tower has stood next to the Cultural Center as part of a Cultural Complex the British administration designed to strengthen locals’ sense of belonging. This scheme began in the late 1960s through a series of social reforms: the building of a cross-harbor tunnel, nine-year free education in 1978, and the opening of the Space Museum in 1980. Photo by the curator.