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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #1021
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The eyesore areas are actually along the western edges such as Sham Shui Po, Tai Kok Tsui, and Nam Cheong. Tsim Sha Tsui is rather empty at the moment, as the two sets of supertalls (Victoria Towers and Hanoi Road redevelopment) are well spaced out. East Kowloon (Kowloon Bay to Kwun Tong) have a lot of redevelopments but those tend to be less tall commercial buildings that dont' bunch up like a wall.
If you ask me, I don't really mind seeing those high-rises in that area. But honestly, was it necessary for HK to build such structures especially within west kowloon?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:18 AM   #1022
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But the Union Square buildings do look quite nice.
As a silhouette yes they do, but as buildings themselves they're about as attractive as an 80 year old 500 lb woman with genital warts.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #1023
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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #1024
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If you ask me, I don't really mind seeing those high-rises in that area. But honestly, was it necessary for HK to build such structures especially within west kowloon?
The newly reclaimed areas were the only locations where the developers can construct large-scale residential buildings without going through the hassle of expropriation. Hence, naturally, the clusters came up all over the place. While you may not mind seeing these buildings, the people who live in the area have repeatedly voiced opposition over such planning.

Thread - Nam Cheong Skyscraper Wall : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=240235

The biggest concern is increasing the heat island effect in the older parts of Kowloon.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #1025
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The newly reclaimed areas were the only locations where the developers can construct large-scale residential buildings without going through the hassle of expropriation. Hence, naturally, the clusters came up all over the place. While you may not mind seeing these buildings, the people who live in the area have repeatedly voiced opposition over such planning.

Thread - Nam Cheong Skyscraper Wall : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=240235

The biggest concern is increasing the heat island effect in the older parts of Kowloon.
True because I don't live in this part of town though my highschool was within this area
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #1026
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True because I don't live in this part of town though my highschool was within this area
The redevelopments along the western edge of Kowloon are quite dramatic and unique, since they were not repeated in the east side leading to the Kai Tak approach. Tung Chung also has a similar development, but due to spatial limitations, there isn't much development down there so it doesn't bother anyone.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #1027
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Old January 13th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #1028
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Old January 13th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #1029
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Kuala Lumpur 2007

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Fireworks display to usher in the brand new year of 2007 at the Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #1030
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^ The Petronas Towers are really very beautiful and grand
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #1031
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Jakarta and KL, whoaz.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #1032
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these are some of metro manila clusters:

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#2 makati


#3 rockwell


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#5 eastwood city


#6 alabang corporate city


there sre still some clusters that I haven't mentioned
very nice compilation...........it would be better if they included cluster in greenhills, intramuros, binondo and bay city..........

manila is such a HUGE city!!!
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #1033
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indeed! Huge city with several nice and dense clusters...
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Old January 16th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #1034
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The redevelopments along the western edge of Kowloon are quite dramatic and unique, since they were not repeated in the east side leading to the Kai Tak approach. Tung Chung also has a similar development, but due to spatial limitations, there isn't much development down there so it doesn't bother anyone.
I think the development in Tung Chung has already reached it's limit. And most of the residentials in this area are around 40 to 50 floors.

Also I heard that the real estate in Tung Chung has dropped or is not as high as the ones in HK Island or West Kowloon.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #1035
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the petronas really stands out!!!
im just wondr'ng what KL will luks like if the petronas is not exist...
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Old January 16th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #1036
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I think the development in Tung Chung has already reached it's limit. And most of the residentials in this area are around 40 to 50 floors.

Also I heard that the real estate in Tung Chung has dropped or is not as high as the ones in HK Island or West Kowloon.
Nope. There is a whole swath of land to the west of the existing supertalls. There is a lot of public housing down there already.

Tung Chung's real estate prices are low because it is far from Central and the rest of Hong Kong. Prospects of building the Zhuhai bridge have also kept price hikes at bay. Real estate is far cheaper on the other side of the bridge to justify Tung Chung's current prices.

I think it's quite logical that housing prices near the core on HK Island and in Kowloon be more expensive than Tung Chung, which is a good 40 minutes away by train.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #1039
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Nope. There is a whole swath of land to the west of the existing supertalls. There is a lot of public housing down there already.

Tung Chung's real estate prices are low because it is far from Central and the rest of Hong Kong. Prospects of building the Zhuhai bridge have also kept price hikes at bay. Real estate is far cheaper on the other side of the bridge to justify Tung Chung's current prices.

I think it's quite logical that housing prices near the core on HK Island and in Kowloon be more expensive than Tung Chung, which is a good 40 minutes away by train.
Yes Tung Chung is far but the MTR can bring you to Central in less than an hour. My gf lives in Tung Chung but she works for Cathay Pacific. Most of the residents there have the same profession or work at the airport.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #1040
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Yes Tung Chung is far but the MTR can bring you to Central in less than an hour. My gf lives in Tung Chung but she works for Cathay Pacific. Most of the residents there have the same profession or work at the airport.
Tung Chung is considered a very far new town in Hong Kong standards, along the lines of Sheung Shui and Fanling, which also have a rail connection. The standard for housing prices is the commute distance from Central, hence Tung Chung prices are deflated relative to the rest of the city. Tung Chung was originally designed to serve the airport anyway, hence a lot of FA's live there or along that MTR line.
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