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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #2001
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1º HK
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #2002
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lol that plane is crazy

you cant fly inside the groups of high scrapers
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #2003
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you cant fly inside the groups of high scrapers
Note that's an A-380
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #2004
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lol that plane is crazy

you cant fly inside the groups of high scrapers
It's an exception. The A380 made the low-fly across Victoria Harbour to open an aerospace convention in Hong Kong.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #2005
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Old September 9th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #2006
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Old September 10th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #2007
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HK is, imo, the best skyline not just in Asia but the world

Followed by Tokyo, Shanghai, NYC...
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #2008
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HK is, imo, the best skyline not just in Asia but the world

Followed by Tokyo, Shanghai, NYC...
Is NYC in Asia
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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #2009
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Is NYC in Asia
I prefer HK to NYC personally
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #2010
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Its all good man.

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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #2011
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #2012
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Old September 11th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #2013
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Old September 12th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #2014
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Great snaps of HK

When did HK's skyline really start booming? 70s? 80s? 90s?
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When did HK's skyline really start booming? 70s? 80s? 90s?
The 70s is when the modern scrapers sprouted up
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Old September 12th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #2016
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When did HK's skyline really start booming? 70s? 80s? 90s?
70's is when the first skyscrapers were erected (Jardine House, Hopewell Centre) - Hopewell Centre was completed in 1980.

Late 80's is when Central Plaza and Bank of China were constructed - BoC was completed in 1989, and Central Plaza followed a year later.

Even as late as 1997, the skyline was somewhat dramatically different - no Cheung Kong Centre (under construction), no Center, no AIG, no IFC's, and the HKCEC was under renovation.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #2018
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When did HK's skyline really start booming? 70s? 80s? 90s?
I had a thread on HK's skyline evolution
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=288151

Anyway here it goes

Anyway, lets take you back to the old school circa 1920s


Hong Kong during the 1920s. The buildings have their colonial architectures and are mostly mid-rise

How about 1960s


This is the year when Hong Kong's skyline starts to develop. Especially in The Central District. The tallest buildings during that period were the Princess Building, Swire House, City Hall and the old Bank of China and Hong Kong Bank buildings. The Hilton Hotel has been finish and was the tallest during that period.

1970s


From the early 1970s, one of the city's first reclamations had taken effect which was in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay.


Hong Kong in 1976. The Jardines House has been completed and became the tallest and most symbolic skyscraper. Also, you can see Hong Kong is as vibrant during that decade without those lighting effects and the Symphoney Of Lights.

1980s


Hong Kong in 1984. More office towers have been added in Central and Admiralty. Also, luxury high-rises have been developed in Mid-Levels. The reclamation in Wan Chai has been added with office towers.

1990s


The Bank Of China has been completed. The Central Plaza then became the tallest building in HK. The Centre became the tallest in the western part of the island and thousand of high-rises developed.

today


This is Hong Kong as of today. The 2 IFC has been completed. More highrises have been developed.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #2019
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The 70s is when the modern scrapers sprouted up
Very wrong.

Hong Kong's modern skyline evolution is very recent, beginning in the late 1980s and booming into the early 90s towards to handover. Significant number of tall skyscrapers were built in Wan Chai, crowned by Central Plaza in 1992, Bank of China in Admiralty in 1989, and HSBC / Exchange Square in the mid- to late-80s. The 90s also a lot of fill-in around what is now Pacific Place.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #2020
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This Thread should be change to "2nd Best Asian Skyline". To those who want to post more Hong Kong pics, there is no need because other cities will be drown and ignored
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