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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 10th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #41
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BANK OF CHINA RULES
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Old December 21st, 2005, 06:13 AM   #42
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Some of my favorite underrated HK skyscrapers

Entertainment Building (Central), one of the NY Art-Deco inspired HK skyscrapers


Landmark (Central), still one of the prime choice for banks and offices in Central District.


PLA (HK HQ) (Admiralty), formerly The Prince of Wales building. It is the HQ of The People's Liberation Army in HK. Also one of the few high-rises in HK with a typical British look.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 06:26 AM   #43
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what about Olympus tower?
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Old December 21st, 2005, 07:03 AM   #44
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Old December 21st, 2005, 07:39 AM   #45
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what about Olympus tower?
Olympus Tower? You must be talking about The Great Eagle Centre (163 m) in Wan Chai. It's one of the first skyscrapers to be erected in the Wan Chai CBD development back in the 80s.

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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:34 AM   #46
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2 IFC - that building kicks a**!
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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:36 PM   #47
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Hong Kong's skyscrapers aren't just residential and commericial but industrial as well! A majority of these buildings are in Wong Chuk Hang near Aberdeen, Kwai Chung and Kwun Tong.

Some high-rise factories / industrial complexes in HK











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Old December 22nd, 2005, 06:30 AM   #48
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BOC, followed by 2 IFC
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 06:47 AM   #49
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Some "pencil scrapers" in HK









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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:29 AM   #50
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I don't know much about HK so I can't really say what symbolizes it, but I like Bank of China the most.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:41 AM   #51
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Bank of China la... it will always represent the uniqueness and style of the Hong Kong people and culture. It was built from our hard work attitude and determination. No matter where we go in the world we will always be linked with HK and will always retain our culture and our roots. We always stand out, even if we may not be the tallest =P.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:17 AM   #52
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pfff........... my favorite is missing.
I want One Peking Road on the list, now!!
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Old December 28th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #53
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I don't know much about HK so I can't really say what symbolizes it, but I like Bank of China the most.
Well the actual reason why I made this thread is to introduce HK skyscrapers and to discuss about the various towers in the city

About 1 Peking Road, here it is

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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:19 AM   #54
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Bank of China Tower, closely followed by 2IFC.
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most recognizable is Bank Of China Tower
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I'm gonna give you guys props for saying the Bank Of China is the most recognizable HK skyscraper Cause today, it's being dwarfed by the 2-IFC.

For a person seeing today's HK skyline for the first time, they might recognize the 2-IFC more than The Bank Of China!
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Old December 31st, 2005, 08:27 PM   #57
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I'm gonna give you guys props for saying the Bank Of China is the most recognizable HK skyscraper Cause today, it's being dwarfed by the 2-IFC.

For a person seeing today's HK skyline for the first time, they might recognize the 2-IFC more than The Bank Of China!
And that's only going to get worse when the ICC is finished being constructed. The 2IFC is as tall as the 2WTC that once stood in New York City, so its going to catch people's eye at first glance but I believe that once they study the skyline a little bit and read about it, they'll recognize Bank of China as the most symbolic of Hong Kong. It just isn't the most recognizable at first glance anymore, but it doesn't really have to be.
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And that's only going to get worse when the ICC is finished being constructed. The 2IFC is as tall as the 2WTC that once stood in New York City, so its going to catch people's eye at first glance but I believe that once they study the skyline a little bit and read about it, they'll recognize Bank of China as the most symbolic of Hong Kong. It just isn't the most recognizable at first glance anymore, but it doesn't really have to be.
It's hard to tell if The ICC will be more eye catching than the 2IFC. One thing, The ICC is not in HK Island but in Kowloon, away from where most of the HK's landmark skyscrapers are located.

Anyway, what ruined The Bank Of China is not The 2IFC but The Cheung Kong Centre which is the same level of height of the Bank Of China though it's a bit shorter.

To me, The Cheung Kong Centre is like The Metlife Building in New York. If The Metlife Building acts a a bodyguard to Chrysler, that's what the Cheung Kong is doin for Boc

But now, The BoC is just one of the bunch in HK's skyline, or to say one of the typical skyscrapers, just like the Woolworth in NY today!
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It's hard to tell if The ICC will be more eye catching than the 2IFC. One thing, The ICC is not in HK Island but in Kowloon, away from where most of the HK's landmark skyscrapers are located.
I'm anxiously awaiting to see the real thing in person and how the ICC will stand with 2IFC as the gateway skyscrapers of Hong Kong from across the Harbour. As for whether which of the two will be more eye catching, I suppose it'll really depend on how (and literally, where) you look at it. With most of the significant highrises located on HK island, the eye is going to be instantly drawn towards the enormous cluster of skyscrapers and will see the 2IFC as the most dominating of them all. On the otherhand, the ICC not only will have about 70m on it in height, but it also won't have much competition for attention on the Kowloon Peninsula. It is going to look outrageously huge on the northside of the harbour, even with the presence of the other Union Square projects.

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Anyway, what ruined The Bank Of China is not The 2IFC but The Cheung Kong Centre which is the same level of height of the Bank Of China though it's a bit shorter.

To me, The Cheung Kong Centre is like The Metlife Building in New York. If The Metlife Building acts a a bodyguard to Chrysler, that's what the Cheung Kong is doin for Boc

But now, The BoC is just one of the bunch in HK's skyline, or to say one of the typical skyscrapers, just like the Woolworth in NY today!
True, and I actually don't mind the Cheung Kong Centre, just not in that exact location! You're also correct about BoC becoming just one of the bunch in HK's skyline, but at the sametime it shows just how far the city's skyline has come since BoC became the first 300m tower outside of North America in 1989. For me, the BoC isn't quite at the Woolworth Building's level as far as how noticed it is. Instead, I'd compare it to that of the Chrysler Building as far as how it is thought of and noticed -- not the biggest or boldest skyscraper, but widely considered to be the most gorgeous and classy with the best design. The skyscraper I feel doesn't get as much attention as it deserves is The Centre, one of my all-time favorites.
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I'm anxiously awaiting to see the real thing in person and how the ICC will stand with 2IFC as the gateway skyscrapers of Hong Kong from across the Harbour. As for whether which of the two will be more eye catching, I suppose it'll really depend on how (and literally, where) you look at it. With most of the significant highrises located on HK island, the eye is going to be instantly drawn towards the enormous cluster of skyscrapers and will see the 2IFC as the most dominating of them all. On the otherhand, the ICC not only will have about 70m on it in height, but it also won't have much competition for attention on the Kowloon Peninsula. It is going to look outrageously huge on the northside of the harbour, even with the presence of the other Union Square projects.

True, and I actually don't mind the Cheung Kong Centre, just not in that exact location! You're also correct about BoC becoming just one of the bunch in HK's skyline, but at the sametime it shows just how far the city's skyline has come since BoC became the first 300m tower outside of North America in 1989. For me, the BoC isn't quite at the Woolworth Building's level as far as how noticed it is. Instead, I'd compare it to that of the Chrysler Building as far as how it is thought of and noticed -- not the biggest or boldest skyscraper, but widely considered to be the most gorgeous and classy with the best design. The skyscraper I feel doesn't get as much attention as it deserves is The Centre, one of my all-time favorites.
Best way to see how the two skyscrapers (2-IFC and ICC) present themselves is to look at them at a far distance somewhere west of the harbour, probably near Lantau Or if you're in a jetfoil from Macau on the the way to HK.

True that the ICC might not get too much attention as most skyscrapers in Central (especially the 2-IFC) if you view it from The Peak. Just like the Hopewell Centre back in the days. But lets see what will happen when these projects are finished.

The Centre is somewhat underrated but it gets alot of attention at night. But compared to The Bank of China, it has a good location since there are no other supertalls surrounding it.



Isn't it interesting how you got the tallest skyscrapers positioned in HK Island. You got The Centre guarding the west, Bank Of China / 2-IFC guarding the centre and Central Plaza guarding the east
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