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Old March 29th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #321
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The two blocks at front of 2IFC is always be planned as building blocks...what's going on now?
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Old March 29th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #322
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The two blocks at front of 2IFC is always be planned as building blocks...what's going on now?
Now, it is a bus terminus which will become the proposed Central-Wan Chai Bypass west entrance/exit in a few years.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:04 PM   #323
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Now, it is a bus terminus which will become the proposed Central-Wan Chai Bypass west entrance/exit in a few years.
a 28 storeys office tower and a 18 storeys hotel are proposed above the bus terminus .

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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:39 PM   #324
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it will look nice, it will make 2IFC look even better from Kowloon side. Right now 2IFC just....soooo "at your face" feel.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM   #325
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lol, I've always said that, it needs some buildings to shield it
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Old April 1st, 2007, 05:24 PM   #326
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In the first round of development plans released in the 1990s, there were plans to build skyscrapers on top of the *** ferry terminals. Don't think those plans are still valid anymore.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 12:49 PM   #327
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RTHK news:
Govt reduces (Wan Chai) reclamation plans
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM   #328
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It does look great and comfortable after the reclamation tho. I think it's a right thing to carry out a suitable amount of reclamation.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #329
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #330
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Now that's beautiful.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 06:28 AM   #331
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What is the cost for reclaim? Coz we do here Colombo 450acre costing nearly $500mil just for reclaim process!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #332
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What is the cost for reclaim? Coz we do here Colombo 450acre costing nearly $500mil just for reclaim process!
Estimate cost is HK$3,561.5M to include:
(a) Reclamation of about 18 hectares of the seabed in front of the Star Ferry Pier from Central reclamation phase I to Lung King Street including construction of seawalls;
(b) construction of roads, public transport interchanges and associated services, stormwater culverts, drains and sewers;
(c) construction of pumping station structures for the cooling water pumping systems of future developments;
(d) reprovisioning of the existing cooling water pumping systems;
(e) reprovisioning of piers and public landing steps;
(f) reprovisioning of the Government heliport and associated works;
(g) hinterland drainage improvement works;
(h) landscaping works at roadside amenity areas; and
(i) implementation of an environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A) programme for works mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (h) above.

Total about US$460M for 45 acre.

Info from: http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/projects/...ihae7343cl.htm
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #333
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Looks like the eastern end of it is starting to take shape. Quite a massive reclamation!
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #334
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is there any reason for that pedestrian bridge which links the new star ferry pier to IFC? i'm sure there's a perfectly good pavement below it...
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is there any reason for that pedestrian bridge which links the new star ferry pier to IFC? i'm sure there's a perfectly good pavement below it...
The pedestrian bridge is supposed to connect to the other bridge going to IFC Mall, so there will be straight-through access from the heart of Central to the new pier.
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The pedestrian bridge is supposed to connect to the other bridge going to IFC Mall, so there will be straight-through access from the heart of Central to the new pier.
And the bridge is linked to other bridges in the area. So pedestrians do not need to walk up and down the stairs from the heart of Central all the way to the ferry.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #337
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is there any reason for that pedestrian bridge which links the new star ferry pier to IFC? i'm sure there's a perfectly good pavement below it...
That's one of the many great things about Hong Kong, pedestrian bridges (is there a shorter name for it?) are everywhere in HK. That helps make it safer for people crossing wide roads and also enables better traffic flow. And if its raining really hard during the summer season, that bridge means all the difference btwn wet and dry.
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...pedestrian bridges (is there a shorter name for it?)...
Footbridge.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #339
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Oh ok thanks!
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