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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #41
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hmm, the fire broke out not long after this thread has been created. It seems the building got cursed by some of the forumers here. hehe. Aboveday, is that you?
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Old October 31st, 2005, 02:17 AM   #42
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Old October 31st, 2005, 05:03 AM   #43
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I think the fire wasnt that bad, only because the scarfolding which is bamboo that on fire so make the pic looks worst.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 06:25 AM   #44
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Old November 1st, 2005, 07:06 AM   #45
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Hahah. What a monster of a building. Maximum density possible. Will there be any retail at the base?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 07:28 AM   #46
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That is just one massive slab, too bad about the fire though.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 07:34 AM   #47
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Hong Kong building podiums are becoming larger and larger. Is this amount of retail space really needed or maintainable?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 08:16 AM   #48
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is it retail? I thought it's just parking and clubhouse...
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Old November 1st, 2005, 01:44 PM   #49
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It is retail sometimes. But it is also parking, clubhouse, portsfacilities, schools, medical services and whatever amanities you can think about. On the podium roof you can find parks most of the times. And in this one I can see a lot of green on the podium, so looking good!
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:04 PM   #50
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It is retail sometimes. But it is also parking, clubhouse, portsfacilities, schools, medical services and whatever amanities you can think about. On the podium roof you can find parks most of the times. And in this one I can see a lot of green on the podium, so looking good!
But it's rather a kind of isolation with the streets. That's a trend in the residential development of HK in the past 10 years. Usually, the whole residential estate(sometimes more than 10 blocks) stands on a podium which is private(only residents with pass can enter). The clubhouse & small mall provde a wide range of services & activities so you can get around there whole day without going out.

The trend actually decreases the interactions with the streets. That means there is less street life which used to be the centre part of HK life when I was small. Actually, all the shops & facilities are located in the mall & clubhouse. People just cannot have street life because there aren't any shop on the streets. Much less street scene can be seen. Also, every estates seems to be an isolated island without the continuity of shops on the streets. I think it's really a bad side of such trend except it's cleaner & more decent.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 12:59 AM   #51
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treu, streetlife is important to keep the city livable and attractive!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:12 AM   #52
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i really don't think it's a problem... many big projects still build large malls within the project :-)
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 04:05 AM   #53
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i've seen renders that have the complex lit up in a Yellow-Glow for nighttime~~


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Old November 11th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #54
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Old November 11th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #56
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Potential buyers wait for details on cause of blaze
27 October 2005
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Potential buyers of One SilverSea's luxury apartments expressed reservations over purchases despite developers saying yesterday's fire would not affect prices or construction progress.

Some of the apartments which command a sea view have fetched $12,000 a sq ft, while the developer has said it hopes to achieve more than $20,000 per sq ft for its 3,000 sq ft penthouse in Tower One.

Potential buyer Andrew Cheng who visited show flats yesterday said he would have to think twice before purchasing a unit there, as Tower One, which was affected by the blaze, was his favourite.

"I am worried that the fire was caused by problems related to construction or structure of the building. This was not a small fire we are talking about. It was a No. 4 alarm fire.

"I will put my plans on hold until investigations by the Fire Services Department or the Buildings Department can prove that the blaze was not caused by construction or structure problems," he said.

Another potential buyer, businessman Lai Shing-sun, said he would not buy flats on sale at the construction site as he was worried about safety problems.

"I watched the news this morning and firemen said it was difficult to put out the fire because the building was too tall," he said.

But One SilverSea's developer Sino Land's general manager of sales and marketing, Mark Hahn Ka-fai, believed the fire would not have any impact on home prices.

Mr Hahn's optimistic comments were supported by undaunted potential buyers and one of them was Leung Chau who works in the dried seafood business.

"I am not too worried about it. As an old Chinese saying, fire only breaks out on land of wealth which means prosperity grows like burning fire. It is a good sign actually," he said after touring around the show flats.

Carol Tung, a 40-year-old housewife, shared his opinion and said she would still consider buying a flat at One SilverSea.

"It really depends on how serious that fire was and how severe the damage was. But I am not too worried about the blaze and I will just buy a flat there if I really like it," she said.

Meanwhile, Ricacorp Properties senior district manager Kenneth Woo said everything was normal in the wider market.

"It would be ridiculous for such minor accident to have a dampening effect on buying interest," he said.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #58
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That fire thing was quite a brilliant scene...
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #59
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i personally am quite against these type of development
but what we get is what the people demand ... islands on top of stations with everything u can think of ...
why wouldn't anyone want a super clubhouse, a subway station and 200 shops within 3 mins walk from home ...
however as u say it takes so much away from the streets
quite glad the most enormous of these islands aren't in the older parts of the city ...
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:41 AM   #60
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