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Old October 14th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #341
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i keep hearing a couple of 60-storeys to complement the low-rise complex a la a Gehry's proposal for the site...
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Old October 15th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #342
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How tall is "mid-rise" in Hong Kong?
In today's HK standards, I think that 40 storeys at least will be be considered mid rise. Also, Kai Tak will house "Sport City" which hotels and sport training facilities and stadiums will be built.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 12:43 AM   #343
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In today's HK standards, I think that 40 storeys at least will be be considered mid rise.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #344
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The Skyline

The Hong Kong new skyline shows the great changes of many new skyscrapers since the end of the UK coloies in 1997 July.
The Photos looks nice and computer.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #345
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Any updates???
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Old October 15th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #346
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In today's HK standards, I think that 40 storeys at least will be be considered mid rise. Also, Kai Tak will house "Sport City" which hotels and sport training facilities and stadiums will be built.
woooo... i hope Hong Kong bids for the olympics soon. with all the attractions, scenery, shopping, culture, and history i would think it would be one of the most sucessful. too bad beijing got it in 2008, sorta hinders the bid for e. asia now. (it would have all worked out perfectly if toronto got it in 2008 and then hong kong could have gotten it in 2012) =_=''
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Old October 15th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #347
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Looking forward to see Union Square to be completed by next few years!
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Old October 16th, 2005, 11:22 AM   #348
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woooo... i hope Hong Kong bids for the olympics soon. with all the attractions, scenery, shopping, culture, and history i would think it would be one of the most sucessful. too bad beijing got it in 2008, sorta hinders the bid for e. asia now. (it would have all worked out perfectly if toronto got it in 2008 and then hong kong could have gotten it in 2012) =_=''
Hong Kong will host the Olympic equestrian event in 2008.
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Old October 16th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #349
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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #350
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The ICC doesn't seem to be growing?
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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:48 AM   #351
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I thin it is growing huge.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:50 AM   #352
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BTW this building looks really modern and very futuristic.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #353
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The ICC doesn't seem to be growing?
I think it does.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #354
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Yeah it now really started to rise! 1 or 2 floors more then last update!

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Old October 18th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #355
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Yeah it now really started to rise! 1 or 2 floors more then last update!

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When exactly was the last update?
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Old October 18th, 2005, 03:30 AM   #356
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Unfortunately, no. Update from Oct 5th is shown below. Number of growth of ANYTHING = zero (except removal of bamboo scaffolding)


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Old October 18th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #357
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Significant progress in phase 6. It seems that they've made a bit of progress in the core for phase 7.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 11:51 AM   #358
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@ Vincent

The core became bigger.

The big corner beams didn't rise but I think they are preparing the fast rise now, what we see now is the base, standard floors will rise soon.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #359
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Tenants to move into Hong Kong's tallest building by 2007




HONG KONG : Staff will be working in Hong Kong's under construction tallest building by 2007, three years before it is complete, the developer said on Friday.

The lower 12 floors of the International Commerce Centre - which will be the world's third tallest tower when finished by 2010 - will be ready for use while the upper stories are still being constructed, Sun Hung Kai executive director Victor Lui said.

"We expect ICC to attract major local major, multi-national and international companies," Lui said.

The 118-storey, 490-metres high, skyscraper will stand directly across Hong Kong's famous harbour from the the Chinese territory's present tallest building, 2IFC, which dominates the downtown skyline.

The two towers are intended to form a soaring "gateway" at the western entrance to the narrow harbour.

Atop the new tower will be a plush Ritz-Carlton Hotel while one of two smaller residential towers either side will also house a boutique W Hotel. - AFP/de
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Old October 18th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #360
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Sun Hung Kai Properties To Let Space In Hong Kong's Tallest Tower

Thursday September 29, 6:29 AM EDT

HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016.HK) Thursday said it is looking to lease office space in what will be the city's tallest commercial tower when it is built.

The 490-meter, 118-story International Commerce Centre, situated in West Kowloon by the Victoria Harbor, will also be the world's third tallest building after Dubai's 160-floor skyscraper and Shanghai's World Financial Center, both of which have also yet to be completed.

Sun Hung Kai Properties said it can lease about 450,000 square feet, or eleven floors, of office space in the coming few months, with a per-square feet rental rate of HK$35 or above.

That would be about half of the rental rate at its 88-story International Financial Centre, which is located in the heart of the Central business district.

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"We see businesses in Hong Kong have been expanding, many companies are coming to Hong Kong and setting up headquarters here," said Victor Lui, executive director of the developer's real estate agency arm.

Lui said the 450,000 square feet space, which is about 20% of the total office space in the development, will bring in an annual gross rental income of about HK$200 million starting 2007.

Some analysts, however, are skeptical about the outlook of Hong Kong's office market in 2007 when tenants start moving in, as rental rates will be hit by increasing new supplies of office space.

"There may be some consolidation of the office market by 2007 onwards, as we see there will be increasing new supply (of office space)," said Simon Lo, director of research at property consultant Colliers International.

About 770,000 square feet of new office space will come to the market in 2007, and 1.38 million square feet in 2008, which is more than the 367,000 square feet that came to market in 2005, Lo said.

Prime office rents in Hong Kong rose around 50% in the first eight months of 2005, and are expected to rise another 15%-20% by the end of June next year because of the limited supply of new office space and a strong economy led by tourism, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle.

But "the rising trend of office rental rate will slow down by 2007, due to the new supply in the market," said Eva Lee, an analyst at Macquarie Securities.

The International Commerce Centre, which is wholly owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties, will have a shopping mall in the lower stories, and a Ritz-Carlton hotel in the top 15 floors. Construction of the whole project, which also includes two separate buildings of apartments and a hotel, is scheduled to be completed by 2010.
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