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Old August 20th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #981
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why is it named hanoi? is it related to hanoi the capital of vietnam?
The street is called Hanoi Road, so until recently, we referred to it as the Hanoi Road redevelopment. The project name was only recently released : 名鑄 The Masterpiece.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #982
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So what does Hanoi mean ?
Are these 2 names somehow related ?
Or is it just the coincidence ?
To Vietnamese, Hanoi means "between the river"
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Old August 20th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #983
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actually it's really named after Hanoi - capital of Vietnam. In Hongkong and Singapore (usually small cities with not much history to speak of ) there are many streets named after famous people and location around the world. In Singapore you can see Saigon bridge, Hongkong road, etc.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:30 PM   #984
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There are a few streets named after cities, including Shanghai Street, Saigon Street, Ning Po Street, etc.

In London, there is an Edinburgh Road and a Glasgow Road in the outskirts.

In Paris, there is a Rue de Londres, Rue d'Athenes, Rue de Rome, and a whole bunch of other cities all around each other surrounding Saint Lazare station.
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 07:05 PM   #985
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 07:22 PM   #986
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So what does Hanoi mean ?
Are these 2 names somehow related ?
Or is it just the coincidence ?
To Vietnamese, Hanoi means "between the river"
While Hanoi rd is named after the city in Vietnam, the literal meaning of the words "Hanoi" means within (inside) the river.

It's not a coincidence, however, the street itself is named after the city.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #987
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New World plans master stroke over TST project
24 August 2009
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New World Development (0017) plans to launch its Tsim Sha Tsui luxury residential project The Masterpiece this week at prices close to prevailing levels in the vicinity.

The company will initially market 20 percent of the total 345 units, said Jeff Lau Chung-leung, a senior manager in sales and marketing. He said the first price list will be released this week, and units available for purchase 24 hours after that.

New World aims to sell flats with sea views at prices of more than HK$20,000 per square foot, while regular units will start at HK$14,000 psf, Lau said. Premium units are expected to exceed HK$35,000 psf.

He said show flats of The Masterpiece, a joint development with the Urban Renewal Authority, located on Hanoi Road, attracted more than 300 groups of prospective buyers yesterday.

Commenting on media reports that said sales began last week, Lau said New World only started taking registrations of interest from VIPs and friends.

Earlier, Hang Lung Properties (0101) sold more than 400 flats in one week at luxury residence The Harbourside, atop Kowloon Station, at an average selling price of HK$15,000 psf.

Henderson Land Development (0012) added six units at Yau Tong project, The Spectacle, to the market yesterday at HK$5,423 psf on average, according to sales general manager Thomas Lam Tat-man. On Saturday, the firm added 20 units.

Henderson intends to raise prices by 5 percent soon, starting with three- bedroom units, he said.

It has put 60 to 70 units on the market at about HK$5,500 and HK$5,600 psf, Lam said. Market sources said more than 60 flats have sold since the launch on Friday. The project comprises 185 units.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #988
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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #989
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The floor plan looks really weird.... If you live in flat C or J you'll have to walk quite some distance
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"The Masterpiece"? That's sort of a lame name...
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Old August 25th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #991
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The floor plan looks really weird.... If you live in flat C or J you'll have to walk quite some distance
But you get a full 180+ degree view from you flat. I don't think I would mind walking to/from the elevator if I have that view from my home.
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very very bad planning...

if you look at flat B and F there's a huge 'store room' which looks like it can be a standard double room but without any windows at all. seriously what a waste of space.

also i really struggle to understand why they're all so big flats with so little bedrooms. is that to do with some planning restrictions? (ie it's supposed to be a hotel/serviced apartments development and there's a certain restriction over the number of bedrooms each flat can have?)
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Old August 27th, 2009, 12:52 PM   #993
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Wait what? i'm confusing! hongkong and hanoi road????
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #994
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very very bad planning...

if you look at flat B and F there's a huge 'store room' which looks like it can be a standard double room but without any windows at all. seriously what a waste of space.

also i really struggle to understand why they're all so big flats with so little bedrooms. is that to do with some planning restrictions? (ie it's supposed to be a hotel/serviced apartments development and there's a certain restriction over the number of bedrooms each flat can have?)
Well... I think that's the trend to have a storage room/walk-in closet in the luxury apartments.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #995
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yes that's true - but look at the size of them, they're HUGE and it's a complete waste of space to have rooms bigger than 70-80 sq ft with no windows at all, making them completely uninhabitable.

and not to forget you're paying a premium for it as well.

there's a zoomed in version of the plan here:
http://www.ricacorp.com/prophighligh...39/27to46F.jpg
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yes that's true - but look at the size of them, they're HUGE and it's a complete waste of space to have rooms bigger than 70-80 sq ft with no windows at all, making them completely uninhabitable.

and not to forget you're paying a premium for it as well.

there's a zoomed in version of the plan here:
http://www.ricacorp.com/prophighligh...39/27to46F.jpg
(flat b and k)
that's a much better floor plan.

paying for it is exactly the point to have those spaces from a developer point of view rather it's livable or not.

we all know how developers in hong kong make the architect to maximize every single mini-inch in a flat to maximize the profit. livability is always not the most important in their eyes.

and looks like the original poster posted by hkskyline pointed those store room out also as the suite for the domestic helper.
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This looks more like an office-style floorplate. But many North American apartments / condominiums are shaped like this, with bathrooms in the interiors without windows and a storage room.
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Masterpiece flats on the market this week
Developers of 67-storey luxury project in TST hope to ride wave of buying sentiment

26 August 2009
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Riding a wave of improved buying sentiment, especially in the luxury residential property market, New World Development and the Urban Renewal Authority are expected to start sales of the Masterpiece this week.

Above the K11 retail complex, the 261-metre building dominates the skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui and is the city's second-tallest residential block after the Cullinan above the Kowloon Station.

The 67-storey project offers 345 units, including 307 standard flats sized between 816 square feet and 1,500 sq ft, and the 38 duplexes or adjoining units with sizes ranging from 2,700 sq ft to 5,620 sq ft.

However, the flats are only from the 27th to the 67th floor as the lower floor zone hosts a clubhouse and the Hyatt Hotel, which has moved from Nathan Road.

New World Development said selling prices for standard units start from a minimum HK$14,000 per square foot, while flats with sea view will fetch a higher price of HK$20,000 per square foot.

This means that the cheapest flat in the project will cost more than HK$10 million.

A fully furnished 4,088 sq ft unit on the 59th floor is also on sale at HK$35,000 per square foot, or a lump sum of HK$143.08 million. The 5,620 sq ft duplexes on the top floors would fetch even higher prices, the developers said, adding that average selling price would be about HK$18,000 and HK$19,000 per square foot.

This compares to HK$15,000 per square foot achieved by Hang Lung Properties' Harbourside and HK$18,000 and HK$20,000 per square foot at the Cullinan developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

The two projects, above Kowloon Station which is on the western side of Tsim Sha Tsui, are already seven years old and ready for occupancy next year. The Masterpiece is scheduled for occupancy in the fourth quarter this year.

Compared to the five projects above Kowloon Station, which are in a rather isolated reclaimed new area, the Masterpiece is centrally located - about three minutes' walk to Nathan Road and Chatham Road South - and is connected to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station.

Entertainment, shopping and everyday living facilities can be found just around the corner.

Because of its height, the tower commands 360-degree views over Kowloon peninsula and Victoria Harbour which can only be found in projects above Kowloon Station in the same district.

The sale was previously scheduled for the fourth quarter of last year, but was postponed because of the outbreak of the global financial crisis in September.

The encouraging sales of the Cullinan and the Harbourside over the past few weeks prompted the developer to start sales at aggressive prices.

About 400 flats at the Harbourside were sold over the last two weeks, allowing the developer to reap HK$7 billion in sales.
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Fuaa!!... este ta muy weno... mas en Hong Kong, que ciudad grosa x Dios!!
Las de Estados Unidos ya fueron... se quedaron en el tiempo >=P ...
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Who benefits most?
The Standard
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Heartiest congratulations to the Urban Renewal Authority and its partner developer on completion of its long- awaited project on Mody/Hanoi roads in Tsim Sha Tsui.

This Masterpiece edifice was built on land reclaimed by the authority with the excuse of improving the lifestyle and livelihood of the people living there.

They were given a few thousand dollars per square foot and forced to vacate their homes for this project.

The developer converted the plans and increased the usable area by increasing the height of the building.

They are able to fetch nearly HK$35,000 per square foot for The Masterpiece ("New World reaps $3.8b from sale of luxury flats," The Standard, August 31).

Whose lives have been changed? The livelihoods of the people or the developers' bank balances? I wonder if the Office of the Ombudsman could shed some light on this matter.

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