Legislative Council Building, Hong Kong

Legislative Council Building, Hong Kong

The Legislative Council Building is also called the Former Supreme Court Building of Hong Kong. Until 1985, this building housed the former Supreme Court. After this, it was renamed the Legislative Council building of Hong Kong. The building is located in the Central district of Hong Kong, directly west of the Chater Gardens, and along the east end of Statue Square.

The Legislative Council Building was designed by the British architect who designed the eastern facade of Buckingham Palace, Sir Aston Webb. He along with and Ingress Bell, designed the original structure of the Legislative Council Building.

The structure was constructed on reclaimed land, and was opened to public on the 15th of January in the year 1912. Neo-classical architecture was used to design the building, and the 2 storey granite structure is supported by Ionic columns. The building is surmounted by a blind folded statue of Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice and Law. This statue is identical to the statue erected on the Old Bailey of London.

The building had to undergo restoration in 1978, as it was severely affected by the construction of the Mass Transit Railway. The Legislative Council Building is one of the 92 declared monuments of Hong Kong.
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Sight Name: Legislative Council Building
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Colonial Buildings in Central Hong Kong  

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

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