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Article: The Gap Rock Lighthouse: construction and typhoon damage

TitleThe Gap Rock Lighthouse: construction and typhoon damage
Authors
KeywordsGap Rock Lighthouse
contributing factors
design and construction
typhoon damage
Issue Date2019
PublisherThe Royal Society Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org
Citation
Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2019, v. 377 n. 2155, p. article no. 20190013 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper focuses on the Gap Rock lighthouse, a legendary maritime infrastructure built 130 years ago in the Chinese territory and an early example of joint venture among the Qing Dynasty, the British Empire and the Hong Kong Colonial Government over a course of two decades. Based on 4 years of cross-territorial archival and field research as well as in-depth interviews with descendants of two key stakeholders, the origin of this lasting legacy on the sea is traced, followed by a detailed account of its challenging processes of planning, design and construction, and of the considerable damage to the compound by a severe typhoon in 1893. A qualitative analysis of the key contributing factors of the damage was conducted by taking into consideration the Island's unique topography and the historical records of territorial weather reports. A re-construction of the typhoon impact on the Lighthouse is presented to explain the possible mistakes in its siting and design that eventually caused the severe damage. This serves as a reminder of the significance of a thorough geographical investigation for any infrastructure for all construction professionals in the face of climatic change. This article is part of the theme issue 'Environmental loading of heritage structures'.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272321
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2017 Impact Factor: 2.748
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.800
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dc.contributor.authorDeng, YK-
dc.contributor.authorPoon, SW-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-20T10:40:02Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-20T10:40:02Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2019, v. 377 n. 2155, p. article no. 20190013-
dc.identifier.issn1364-503X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272321-
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the Gap Rock lighthouse, a legendary maritime infrastructure built 130 years ago in the Chinese territory and an early example of joint venture among the Qing Dynasty, the British Empire and the Hong Kong Colonial Government over a course of two decades. Based on 4 years of cross-territorial archival and field research as well as in-depth interviews with descendants of two key stakeholders, the origin of this lasting legacy on the sea is traced, followed by a detailed account of its challenging processes of planning, design and construction, and of the considerable damage to the compound by a severe typhoon in 1893. A qualitative analysis of the key contributing factors of the damage was conducted by taking into consideration the Island's unique topography and the historical records of territorial weather reports. A re-construction of the typhoon impact on the Lighthouse is presented to explain the possible mistakes in its siting and design that eventually caused the severe damage. This serves as a reminder of the significance of a thorough geographical investigation for any infrastructure for all construction professionals in the face of climatic change. This article is part of the theme issue 'Environmental loading of heritage structures'.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe Royal Society Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org-
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences-
dc.subjectGap Rock Lighthouse-
dc.subjectcontributing factors-
dc.subjectdesign and construction-
dc.subjecttyphoon damage-
dc.titleThe Gap Rock Lighthouse: construction and typhoon damage-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailDeng, YK: ydeng@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailPoon, SW: swpoon@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityDeng, YK=rp01871-
dc.identifier.authorityPoon, SW=rp01017-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsta.2019.0013-
dc.identifier.pmid31424345-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC6710473-
dc.identifier.hkuros298544-
dc.identifier.volume377-
dc.identifier.issue2155-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 20190013-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 20190013-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000475842100004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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