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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:20 AM   #1821
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Makati looks nice when taking from that vantage point.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:31 AM   #1822
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During our forum meet, we noticed 1 IFC's lighting has changed. It looks quite different from 2 IFC now, both in colouring and in the way the setbacks are illuminated.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #1823
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They should do both IFCs instead of one
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Old July 4th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #1824
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They should do both IFCs instead of one
Both buildings are lit up, but differently.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #1825
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HK's skyline is good as what it is. Can't imagine how HK will look like 10 years from now.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #1826
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HK's skyline is good as what it is. Can't imagine how HK will look like 10 years from now.
As I've said before, the focus should now go to Kowloon - not Union Square, but rather Kowloon Bay to Kwun Tong, where there are a number of new redevelopments. The skyscrapers are not too tall, but there are a lot of them.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #1827
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As I've said before, the focus should now go to Kowloon - not Union Square, but rather Kowloon Bay to Kwun Tong, where there are a number of new redevelopments. The skyscrapers are not too tall, but there are a lot of them.
The buildings in Kowloon Bay (Megabox) were testing spotlight Symphony of Light style lighting yesterday when I was on my way out.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #1828
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The buildings in Kowloon Bay (Megabox) were testing spotlight Symphony of Light style lighting yesterday when I was on my way out.
eMax is currently a participating building.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #1829
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As I've said before, the focus should now go to Kowloon - not Union Square, but rather Kowloon Bay to Kwun Tong, where there are a number of new redevelopments. The skyscrapers are not too tall, but there are a lot of them.
If Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong are having new developments, the northeastern parts of HK Island like North Point, Tai Koo Shing and Shau Kei Wan isn't far behind as well.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #1830
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If Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong are having new developments, the northeastern parts of HK Island like North Point, Tai Koo Shing and Shau Kei Wan isn't far behind as well.
Wrong. The extent of redevelopment is very staggering in Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay since these are formerly industrial areas and much of the manufacturing industry has relocated to the mainland (although a recent documentary on HK television portrayed how a small trickle is returning). Kowloon Bay has a massive stock these old industrial buildings that can be torn down and rebuilt, and recent large-scale projects such as Megabox and Enterprise Square have increased the skyscraper counts in the area. Kwun Tong has been identified by the government as a key redevelopment area. In addition to the Yue Man Fong project, apm and Millenium Square are also major new projects that have recently come online. Their ambitions are quite strong - to be a secondary Central in Kowloon.

The size of redevelopments on the northeastern shore of Hong Kong Island are far smaller, since no district is going through a huge redevelopment phase like Kowloon Bay. There are individual projects such as the old housing estate in North Point and One Island East, but these are small and scattered. Tai Koo Shing is not being torn down, and nothing is being added to the huge stock of residentials there. Shau Kei Wan has some new residentials, but they rose out of land reclamation, and the size of the projects aren't that big. Grand Promenade only has 5 buildings and Les Saisons only has 4.

I would hardly think an established residential area would have more redevelopment projects than more run-down industrial districts.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #1831
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eMax is currently a participating building.
This was at 9 O'clock and E-max wasn't part of it, since the SoL is at 8 anyway. It was the two buildings behind Megabox and the Esprit building

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The size of redevelopments on the northeastern shore of Hong Kong Island are far smaller, since no district is going through a huge redevelopment phase like Kowloon Bay. There are individual projects such as the old housing estate in North Point and One Island East, but these are small and scattered. Tai Koo Shing is not being torn down, and nothing is being added to the huge stock of residentials there. Shau Kei Wan has some new residentials, but they rose out of land reclamation, and the size of the projects aren't that big. Grand Promenade only has 5 buildings and Les Saisons only has 4.
True, but the size of Grand Promenade is such, in relation to other buildings in the area, that it significantly changes the skyline. This is noticeable as you take a taxi/bus into Tai Koo Shing from the Eastern corridor, you see the Tai Koo residential buildings as the tiny foreground to the monstrous Grand Promenade in the background.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #1832
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True, but the size of Grand Promenade is such, in relation to other buildings in the area, that it significantly changes the skyline. This is noticeable as you take a taxi/bus into Tai Koo Shing from the Eastern corridor, you see the Tai Koo residential buildings as the tiny foreground to the monstrous Grand Promenade in the background.
The same goes to the many glassy buildings that have emerged from Kowloon Bay all the way to Kwun Tong. I'd say that skyline is even more visible since the area is primarily industrial and these are fairly tall new buildings. So not only does the height matter, the glass contrasts to the concrete as well, and there are a lot more of these contrasts on the Kowloon side than on the Island side.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1833
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If Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong are having new developments, the northeastern parts of HK Island like North Point, Tai Koo Shing and Shau Kei Wan isn't far behind as well.
I don't see large scale redevelopment plans for the near future in North Point, Tai Koo Shing and Shau Kei Wan. Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong serve very different functions (compared to NP, TKS and SKW) and there is a need for the regeneration of the district.
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Ok there's not much of a development in these parts of HK Island. But one supertall is under construction in Quarry Bay.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #1836
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Ok there's not much of a development in these parts of HK Island. But one supertall is under construction in Quarry Bay.
One supertall is not equivalent to a whole district's rejuvenation.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #1837
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One supertall is not equivalent to a whole district's rejuvenation.
They're also building up the area around it, via Fiori. Not sayin that's rejuvenation, just pointing it out.

The mini golf course there in Tai Koo (in front of OIE) is nice to look at, but if there was a more pointless, underused facility in Hong Kong I'd be surprised.
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They're also building up the area around it, via Fiori. Not sayin that's rejuvenation, just pointing it out.

The mini golf course there in Tai Koo (in front of OIE) is nice to look at, but if there was a more pointless, underused facility in Hong Kong I'd be surprised.
Regardless, there is a lot more activity in east Kowloon than the northeastern shores of Hong Kong Island. The area around One Island East is well developed and will not likely be torn down any time soon, but Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong have a number of redevelopments under way or coming.
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