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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #181
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NEW YORK ROX!!!!

great presentation of skyline!!!

its nice!!!!!!


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Old February 28th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #182
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Great pics WANCH. Those first two from up in the mountains are amazing!!
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Old February 28th, 2006, 05:00 AM   #183
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Great pics WANCH. Those first two from up in the mountains are amazing!!
They're not my pics but I like the shots. It's better seeing it in real life and on the screen
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:09 AM   #184
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Those Hong Kong shots are insane.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #185
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Well I like em
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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:23 AM   #186
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It's better seeing it in real life and on the screen
It'll be a long time 'till I get that opportunity.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 05:17 AM   #187
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Hong Kong's will be even much better once the ICC is completed! And it's gonna be very symbolic as well with both the 2-IFC and the ICC serving as gateway scrapers
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:01 AM   #188
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Hong Kong's future skyscraper focus is turning east to Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong, which haven't been traditional skyscraper hotspots. There are a couple of new additions in the area, such as Enterprise 3 and apm :

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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:24 AM   #189
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But this area is still doesn't have a distinctive skyline compared to HK Island or even West Kowloon. Unless they develop the former Kai-Tak airport to a new city centre.

Anyway, there was an 80 storie planned for Kwun Tong years back and was designed by Peter Pran but the project never went to effect.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:28 AM   #190
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But this area is still doesn't have a distinctive skyline compared to HK Island or even West Kowloon. Unless they develop the former Kai-Tak airport to a new city centre.

Anyway, there was an 80 storie planned for Kwun Tong years back and was designed by Peter Pran but the project never went to effect.
Kai Tak will have residential skyscrapers, but those will not be built any time soon. The commercial scene in Kowloon Bay has changed substantially in the past few years, with several large buildings, such as the Enterprise 3 development. There are some distinctive architectural pieces coming with the Megabox development. The skyline is certainly evolving quite quickly in that of town. All the big buildings are less than 5 years old.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:32 AM   #191
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There was even a plan for a freestanding structure for the Kai-Tak area which resembles the likeness of the KL Tower, Strathophere or CN Tower.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:34 AM   #192
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There was even a plan for a freestanding structure for the Kai-Tak area which resembles the likeness of the KL Tower, Strathophere or CN Tower.
There was originally a plan for a supertall, but that was many years ago when the concept was in its infant stages. Since then, several revisions were made, including making Kai Tak a pollution-free district with all roads buried underground. Then the new cruise terminal was proposed along with a stadium as part of the building to the Asian Games bid. Back then, that part of Kowloon wasn't a prime commercial district, so getting an investor to put up the money for the commercial supertall was quite risky. Perhaps the evolution and redevelopment of Kowloon Bay & Kwun Tong will change that.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:40 AM   #193
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There was originally a plan for a supertall, but that was many years ago when the concept was in its infant stages. Since then, several revisions were made, including making Kai Tak a pollution-free district with all roads buried underground. Then the new cruise terminal was proposed along with a stadium as part of the building to the Asian Games bid. Back then, that part of Kowloon wasn't a prime commercial district, so getting an investor to put up the money for the commercial supertall was quite risky. Perhaps the evolution and redevelopment of Kowloon Bay & Kwun Tong will change that.
I still have mixed feeling about that place since there are several areas in Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong that are industrial. Unless they get rid of the industrial areas and convert them to commercial.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:46 AM   #194
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I still have mixed feeling about that place since there are several areas in Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong that are industrial. Unless they get rid of the industrial areas and convert them to commercial.
That's exactly what is happening right now - an industrial to commercial conversion boom.

Related thread in the Hong Kong section :
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That's exactly what is happening right now - an industrial to commercial conversion boom.

Related thread in the Hong Kong section :
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Anyway, as for now, HK's skyline is still in HK Island especially in areas from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. In the future, it's hard to tell. The city already has a majestic skyline and it's gonna get better
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:16 AM   #196
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Anyway, as for now, HK's skyline is still in HK Island especially in areas from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. In the future, it's hard to tell. The city already has a majestic skyline and it's gonna get better
As the traditional CBD skyline matures, the focus is now turning to Kowloon. That's where the future will lie.
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As the traditional CBD skyline matures, the focus is now turning to Kowloon. That's where the future will lie.
Kowloon is gonna be the future of HK's skyline and possible The New Territories. But HK Island is still the city's trademark.
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Kowloon is gonna be the future of HK's skyline and possible The New Territories. But HK Island is still the city's trademark.
There is a misconception that Hong Kong's skyline is just that stretch of Victoria Harbour featuring Wanchai to Central. Ironically, this stretch of land is hardly the densest part of Hong Kong. The next tallest buildings are going to be on the Kowloon side, with the Hanoi Road redevelopment and Union Square under construction. Combined, they will offer more new office space than 2 IFC.
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There is a misconception that Hong Kong's skyline is just that stretch of Victoria Harbour featuring Wanchai to Central. Ironically, this stretch of land is hardly the densest part of Hong Kong. The next tallest buildings are going to be on the Kowloon side, with the Hanoi Road redevelopment and Union Square under construction. Combined, they will offer more new office space than 2 IFC.
True. HK Island may not be as dense as Kowloon but this area still has the tallest and most recognizable skyscrapers in the city.

Anyway, the future is yet to see
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