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Old December 11th, 2004, 02:53 PM   #61
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This pics was taken on 6Nov2004

Just for comparison
To see the progress in November ... [if any]


The 11Dec2004 one :

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Old December 11th, 2004, 05:29 PM   #62
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Thanks for the update. There are about 4 new floors. You can see it where the round edge stops.

Still it's not the fastest growing tower ever.
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Old December 11th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #63
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Hmm...I wonder why the glass isn't rising together with the concrete?
Oh well...Nina Tower will be beautiful.

Heres the rendering:http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1319
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Old December 11th, 2004, 08:42 PM   #64
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^ there still IS some glass!!! look at the 16/F

btw that is my diagram ..but i must change some details now that they finally reach the top.
the render is different from what they build.
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Old December 12th, 2004, 03:57 AM   #65
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Hmm...I wonder why the glass isn't rising together with the concrete?
Oh well...Nina Tower will be beautiful.

Heres the rendering:http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=1319
Maybe all the glass is booked by Dubai ....
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Old December 12th, 2004, 02:11 PM   #66
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Looks like its going to be the tallest reinforced concrete skyscraper in the world!
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Old December 12th, 2004, 08:20 PM   #67
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Wasn't that the Petronas Towers?
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:22 AM   #68
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This is an older photo, taken on 20 July 2004 taken by AV315-HL8446 and posted on a Hong Kong transport forum :

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Old January 30th, 2005, 04:22 AM   #69
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Nina Tower will spice up Tsuen Wan rivalry
Chinachem's hotel-office project will vie for Hopewell-dominated business

Sandy Li
26 January 2005
South China Morning Post

Chinachem Group will open its flagship hotel in Tsuen Wan in September, launching an assault on Hopewell Holdings' domination of the hospitality business in one of the oldest satellite towns in Hong Kong.

Nina Tower, named after Chinachem Group chairman Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, comprises a 40-storey, 640-room hotel and an 80-storey, 1,000-room, hotel-office block. It also includes a nine-level retail and convention centre in Yeung Uk Road.

The soft opening of the first phase of 300 rooms in the 40-storey hotel block, to be called L'Hotel Nina Tower One, will be held in September, in line with the schedule for Hong Kong Disneyland.

Another hotel in the 80-storey, hotel-office block will be opened next year. Both will be five star.

Over the past decade, Hopewell's 1,026-room Panda Hotel, about 10 minutes' walk from Chinachem's, has been the only supply in Tsuen Wan.

Shrugging off fears of a potential hotel glut in the district, George Kuk Hin-fai, director of Chinachem's hotel division, said its five-star hotels were different.

"Our project will provide various choices for tourists," Mr Kuk said, citing its 50,000 sqft convention and exhibition centre, which is expected to attract business travellers.

With Hong Kong Disneyland opening on September 12 and China expanding the solo travel scheme to more cities, Mr Kuk was confident of bright prospects for the hospitality market.

The completion of Nina Tower was delayed for years after the project, designed to be the world's tallest building with 108 stories in early 1994, was forced to change to lower twin towers because it was in a flight path.

Chinachem was marketing the complex in Shanghai, and had received several inquiries about bookings for hotel rooms and trade fairs, said Mr Kuk, who was the former executive director of Sino Hotels before joining Chinachem in 1997.

The Chinachem complex also has a 120-table banquet hall with a nine-metre high ceiling, a 300,000 sqft shopping mall catering for high-end retailers, and two 50-metre indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

"Our mall may include a department store, as we are trying to create another Lan Kwai Fong-style entertainment spot in Tsuen Wan," he said.

The top of the 80-storey building could feature a lounge area, he said.

"Tsuen Wan is going to have a big facelift," he said, referring to the construction of other trendy developments in the neighbourhood that would transform the town into a modern tourist district over the next couple of years.

Opposite the Chinachem development, Sino Land is building a 1,900-unit residential and commercial project.

Two other projects - Sun Hung Kai Properties' 1,624-unit Chelsea Court and Kwong Sang Hong's 960-unit Indi Home - will be completed next year.

"We will build several footbridges to connect the complex with Tsuen Wan West station and to nearby developments to enhance accessibility," he said.

The group will also open the 275-room L'Hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Hong Kong in July.

Other hotels coming on stream include its luxury L'Hotel Repulse Bay in Repulse Bay and L'Hotel Island South along Wong Chuk Hang Road.
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I read that Nina Wang just got arrested or something
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Old January 30th, 2005, 07:38 AM   #71
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yeah she was arrested but she paid 55mil HKD bail..

she was charged with forging documents in her famous court battle against her father-in-law for the forture of her late-kidnapped husband... The court ruled 03/04 that the 90+year-old father-in-law won, because the will that she used in court was forged.

However I don't think it affects the construction of the tower...
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Old January 30th, 2005, 11:31 AM   #72
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Nice glass anyway.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #73
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yeah she was arrested but she paid 55mil HKD bail..

she was charged with forging documents in her famous court battle against her father-in-law for the forture of her late-kidnapped husband... The court ruled 03/04 that the 90+year-old father-in-law won, because the will that she used in court was forged.

However I don't think it affects the construction of the tower...
but construction is so slowwww
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Old January 30th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #74
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How come the building, according to those pics and dates, has more floors and glass in July than in December?
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Old January 30th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #75
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I almost forgot about this building. What's up with it today in January 2005?
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Old February 10th, 2005, 03:42 PM   #76
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Finally, i can see much more of the tower now, than ever before. Looking forward to see the facade to be completed...
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Old February 10th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #77
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I might be going to Hong Kong at the end of this year. Does anyone know how far along the Nina Towers should be by then?
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Old February 16th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #78
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taken at Sunday 13th Feb 2005 by my girlfriend
sorry for the quality, it was taken with a mobile camera


the cladding of the smaller tower seems to be finished soon
and the cladding at taller tower is not much going on yet, but they started!

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Old February 16th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #79
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When is this building supposed to be completed, as the core looks like it's nearly topped out. Btw, thanks for the pic.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #80
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thanks to your girlfriend.
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