Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter (1st generation) [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter (1st generation) [????-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists

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Wikipedia reports:

In 1908 the Works Department decided to construct the typhoon shelter at Yau Ma Tei. Works on the typhoon shelter lasted from 1910 to 1915. The cost was HK$2.21 million.

The typhoon shelter was officially opened by Sir Francis Henry May, then Governor of Hong Kong, on 16 December 1915.

The West Kowloon Reclamation Project began in 1990 as part of the Airport Core Programme, which required a replacement for the original typhoon shelter. The new typhoon shelter was built to the west of the original one, and was completed in 1992.