Former Legislative Council Building
This stone monument was originally built to honour Hong Kong's WWI dead, and later modified to honour victims of WWII.
This leisurely square used to house effigies of British royalty. Now it pays tribute to a single sovereign – the founder of HSBC. In the...
Old Bank of China Building
Constructed in 1950, the old Bank of China building now houses the bank’s Central branch and, on its top floors, the exclusive China...
If there was a million-dollar view in Hong Kong, it’d be the one from the balcony of ultra-stylish Sevva – skyscrapers so close you can...
Oliver’s, the Delicatessen
The grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches at this high-end international grocery store are popular with Central workers looking for...
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Former Legislative Council Building information
The colonnaded and domed building (c 1912) was built of granite quarried on Stonecutters Island, and served as the seat of the Legislative Council from 1985 to 2012. During WWII it was a headquarters of the Gendarmerie, the Japanese version of the Gestapo, and many people were executed here. Standing atop the pediment is a blindfolded statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice and natural law.