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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:10 AM   #1321
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The Megatower project was originally a hotel redevelopment that would be much taller than Hopewell and pretty much sit next to it. So I'm quite surprised that another mega development in the area. Hopewell has been trying to build this thing, under various designs, for about 2 decades now.
I think it's better off that Hopewell doesn't build this project.

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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #1322
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I think it's better off that Hopewell doesn't build this project.
Hopewell is likely going to build something. They're still awaiting approval and the process has recently been delayed. Their current plan for 2 glass skyscrapers is causing concern from a traffic management perspective.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #1323
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Hopewell is likely going to build something. They're still awaiting approval and the process has recently been delayed. Their current plan for 2 glass skyscrapers is causing concern from a traffic management perspective.
If they are going to build something big, is Wanchai the only location that they can choose?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #1324
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If they are going to build something big, is Wanchai the only location that they can choose?
Locations cannot be readily changed because the developer needs to acquire the land first. Hopewell doesn't have a huge inventory of available land relative to the other local developers, and they have to negotiate with the government on the plot ratios as well. Better they go after the land they have right now before starting the whole process from scratch elsewhere.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #1325
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It's yet to see the Megatower project being built.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #1326
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It's yet to see the Megatower project being built.
Wan Chai is at the center of attention over the way older areas are being redeveloped. Wedding Card Street and the Johnston Road rowhouses have seen much controversy over their redevelopment models, and even the Blue House has been put on the radar as citizen groups voice their concerns over how Wan Chai's new face would look like. Hopewell's plan might be dragged into all this, although the primary concern is not historical preservation, but rather traffic management with such a big project coming up on that site.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #1327
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Wan Chai is at the center of attention over the way older areas are being redeveloped. Wedding Card Street and the Johnston Road rowhouses have seen much controversy over their redevelopment models, and even the Blue House has been put on the radar as citizen groups voice their concerns over how Wan Chai's new face would look like. Hopewell's plan might be dragged into all this, although the primary concern is not historical preservation, but rather traffic management with such a big project coming up on that site.
I agree with the traffic management. One thing, Queens Rd. East is already a narrow road but it can get a bit congested there during rush hours.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #1328
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #1329
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I agree with the traffic management. One thing, Queens Rd. East is already a narrow road but it can get a bit congested there during rush hours.
Actually, the problem with Hopewell's redevelopment plan is with Kennedy Road, which is even narrower. The present Hopewell building has a road entrance around 17/F there.
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south east asia has some brilliant skylines.
but beijing looks another feeling.
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You're right! It looks cool. The traffic mostly caught my attention.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #1332
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^ That's China World Trade in that photo, right?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #1333
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my goodness, that traffic looks like it would suck. Why do the cars all look like little squat hatchbacks? Is it just the angle?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #1334
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Actually, the problem with Hopewell's redevelopment plan is with Kennedy Road, which is even narrower. The present Hopewell building has a road entrance around 17/F there.
Oh yeah Hopewell's back entrance is there. Kennedy Road is small but it's not much of a main road though it goes through Central.

As for Beijing, it has a nice skyline but it's typical of most Chinese cities.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #1335
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Oh yeah Hopewell's back entrance is there. Kennedy Road is small but it's not much of a main road though it goes through Central.

As for Beijing, it has a nice skyline but it's typical of most Chinese cities.
The Hopewell site is bound by Queens and Kennedy. Since the vehicular entrance is on Kennedy, it became a major concern for planners.
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I think Dubai and Doha have the most striking skyline in the Middle East. Also Kuwait City, Riyadh and Tel Aviv / Ramat Gan.
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