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View Poll Results: Which HK skyscraper do you like the most or is the most symbollic for the city?
Bank Of China Tower 116 56.04%
Jardine House 4 1.93%
2 IFC 52 25.12%
HSBC Centre 4 1.93%
Central Plaza 9 4.35%
The Centre 7 3.38%
Cheung Kong Centre 1 0.48%
The Landmark 1 0.48%
Pacific Place 2 0.97%
Lippo Centre 9 4.35%
other 2 0.97%
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 11:52 AM   #21
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To me the most significant skyscrapers in HK would be,

1) Bank Of China Tower
2) HSBC Centre
3) Jardine House

The 2 IFC is also significant but I decided to rate it ones The International Commerce Centre is completed.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 11:57 AM   #22
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Many buildings are so relevant, but in my opinion Bank of Chine is the most famous building of Hong Kong.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #23
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Many buildings are so relevant, but in my opinion Bank of Chine is the most famous building of Hong Kong.
I agree with you with that. But once The ICC is finished, I'm looking forward to seeing how this and the 2IFC will symbolize the gateway towers of HK
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #24
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BOC is definitely the most definitive and iconic for the city. I like it and the 2IFC the best.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #25
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i will pick Citybank plaza,the building look simple but look very sinister.dark, and sinister...
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #26
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almost forgot,the Olympus tower in Prince
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #27
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Not too much love for Central Plaza, huh? Of course, I feel BOC is leaps and bounds a better looking skyscraper, but I also still think of Central Plaza as the "King" of the Hong Kong skyline despite the presence of 2IFC. It's a true Icon, that's just my opinion.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #28
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Bank of China - the most symbolic for HK.
i like 2IFC the most
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:19 AM   #29
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Not too much love for Central Plaza, huh? Of course, I feel BOC is leaps and bounds a better looking skyscraper, but I also still think of Central Plaza as the "King" of the Hong Kong skyline despite the presence of 2IFC. It's a true Icon, that's just my opinion.
There was a thread in which skyscraper is the King and Queen and I chose Central Plaza as the King and Bank of China as Queen despite the presence of the 2IFC. Maybe later on, The ICC is King and the 2 IFC is queen.



The Citibank Building, HK. Not bad at all But alot of buildings are dark in color
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:32 AM   #30
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Boc is obviously the most smybolic and i like it the most too
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #31
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There are a lot of other notable skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Here are some examples :

L'Hotel Repulse Bay


Highcliff & Summit - symbols of luxury living


Harbourside - symbol of irrational exuberance
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hkskyline, thanks for bringing that up I think it would be better to discuss any HK skyscrapers and not just those in the poll.

Highcliff and Summit to me are the most distinctive residential high-rises because of their height and position. Same as the Tregunter 3 and most high-rises in Mid-Levels. I also find those in the Kowloon reclamation impressive as well.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 06:37 AM   #33
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1 Peking & Peninsula Hotel.

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Old December 5th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #34
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and Langham Place too...



from the list, i will say boc or hsbc or maybe lippo, but i will vote for THE CENTRE
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Old December 5th, 2005, 08:07 AM   #35
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Langham Place has that futuristic look and it represents Mong Kok's tallest but I don't find the skyscraper impressive!
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #36
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Bank Of China Tower!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #38
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Give Hopewell Centre some love!

One of the most underrated office tower in HK, The Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai!

Completed in 1980, it was the tallest building in HK and the 2nd tallest in Asia until The Bank Of China was completed in 1989. It was built on a hill slope and that the back entrance is on the 17th floor. The tower had a revolving restaurant on the top and also a private swimming pool.

For a cheap thrill, ride the building's glass elevator

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Old December 7th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #39
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Picking my No. 1 favorite of Hong Kong wasn't too difficult, but when I find myself trying to rank all those below, I am continually scratching my head and changing my opinion just based on different photos that I see. In reality though, it's a pretty nice problem to have when you think about it.

1 - Bank of China
2 - 2IFC
3 - The Centre
4 - Central Plaza
5 - HSBC

Jardine House and Highcliff are always battling with the HSBC for the No. 5 spot. I'm also fond of the Lippo Centre. The ICC will undoubtedly push its way into the Top 5, if not the Top 3.
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I think it would be better to separate the rankings between commercial and residential highrises
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