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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #1021
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The political intention behind Li Ka-shing's pet project Cheung Kong Center was not to steal the attention from the neighboring Bank of China, such as architectural design and height. Hence, the building seemed somewhat plain - a box, with the typical Hong Kong-style neon added to it.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:15 AM   #1022
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The political intention behind Li Ka-shing's pet project Cheung Kong Center was not to steal the attention from the neighboring Bank of China, such as architectural design and height. Hence, the building seemed somewhat plain - a box, with the typical Hong Kong-style neon added to it.
It is a box but its one of the most impressive post-modern box style scrapers.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #1023
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It is a box but its one of the most impressive post-modern box style scrapers.
The design is very simple actually. The materials used aren't particularly different from other Grade A office buildings. It's just the external lighting system that makes it special.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #1024
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #1025
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #1026
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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #1027
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Hard to visualize Shenzhen and 'old' together , but agree that the Lo Wu area depicted above is the original central area although there is focus on expanding Futian further west nowadays.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #1028
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Yes true that Shenzhen's skyline is impressive but sometimes, I see both Shenzhen and HK forming a mega skyline.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:55 AM   #1029
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Yes true that Shenzhen's skyline is impressive but sometimes, I see both Shenzhen and HK forming a mega skyline.
Of course not. Shenzhen is far from Hong Kong's main skyline to start, and the Hong Kong side of the border is empty and restricted even for Hong Kong residents.









The towers in the new town of Sheung Shui from the Hong Kong side is a noticeable distance from the border.

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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #1030
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Yes there's a bit of a gap but it still form one urban area despite the borders, etc.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #1031
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Yes there's a bit of a gap but it still form one urban area despite the borders, etc.
Wrong. There is a historic buffer zone between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and the urban areas do not match up. The Hong Kong side of the border, as seen from the photos, is still fenced off and monitored for illegal immigrants, and Hong Kong residents are not allowed to access the area without special permits. That zone remains undeveloped and green. The pictures specifically show the river separation around Lo Wu. Further west around where the new Futian district (new skyscraper-filled CBD) is being built, the separation is wider and the river turns into a bay. The Shenzhen side is built-up to the waterfront, but the opposite Hong Kong side is marshlands, where the famous Mai Po Reserve is located. Behind that further inland is the lowrise Fairview Park development. In that area, the nearest major skyscrapered settlement is Tin Shui Wai, which is also inland and not facing the bay.

The only area where Hong Kong developments match Shenzhen developments is further east, at Sha Tau Kok, where there is a street shared by both sides (ie. one side is China and the other side is Hong Kong). However, that area is too small and sparsely-developed to make any skyline.
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i would like to images of sha tau kok
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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #1033
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #1034
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Just amazing @ night
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:16 AM   #1035
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Looks like the ICC is rising. Now with the cladding, I can imagine what the completed structure will look like
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:04 AM   #1037
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:02 AM   #1038
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Man, can't wait till NY gets its very own 2IFC.

It's the greatest and best looking tower in China; I even like it better than SWFC.

Simple and neat, but tall and big.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:38 AM   #1039
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Yea despite being too in your face in the beginning, i'm warming up to it slowly
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:58 AM   #1040
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that tallest one looks like Goldman Sachs tower in Jersey City, NJ which is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan Island in NYC.
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