Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier in 2006

愛丁堡廣場渡輪碼頭(1958年-2006年11月12日),簡稱愛丁堡廣場碼頭,俗稱中環天星碼頭或天星碼頭是指香港中環愛丁堡廣場一個已拆卸的渡輪碼頭。它所提供的服務已被中環碼頭(七號和八號)所取代。香港特區政府和部分香港人曾於2006年底爭議碼頭的去留。碼頭香港海事結構編號HP126。

 

Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, often referred to as the “Star Ferry” Pier, was a pier in Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong; the pier, with its clock tower, was a prominent waterfront landmark. The pier, built in 1957 at the height of the Modern Movement, was located near the City Hall and the General Post Office. The pier was the central flashpoint of the Hong Kong riots in 1966, and 40 years later became the focus of a confrontation between conservationists and the government, which wanted to demolish the pier to allow for reclamation. The ferry from the pier was suspended on 11 November 2006, its function being replaced by piers 7 and 8 of Central Ferry Piers about 300 metres away from the former site (as the crow flies), further into Victoria Harbour. Demolition commenced on 12 December,and was completed in early 2007.

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