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View Poll Results: Which skyscraper do you prefer?
Jardine House (Hong Kong) 19 76.00%
OCBC Centre (Singapore) 6 24.00%
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Old November 30th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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Jardine House (Hong Kong) VS. OCBC Centre (Singapore)

Which skyscraper do you prefer? Both skyscrapers were built in the 1970s and were the most symbolic for their cities during that period. Is it Jardine House or OCBC Centre?


Jardine House (Hong Kong)
Height: 179 m / 586 ft
Completed: 1973
Architects: P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd.


OCBC Centre (Singapore)
Height: 201 m / 659 ft
Completed: 1976
Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners / BEP Akitekt Private Limited
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Old November 30th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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The OCBC Centre tells a story.

The 3 blocks represent the 3 banks that merged to form OCBC.
The 'strong' looking appearance reflect's OCBC's slogan.
The overall appearance also reflects that of an abacus.
And some people think that is also resembles IM Pei's surname in Chinese character.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #3
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More pictures of Jardine House :





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Though I find the OCBC Centre impressive, I prefer the Jardine House and it's round windows.

The Jardine House was the most symbolic skyscraper in HK during that time and was the first to get recognized. When I look at HK's skyline back in the day, this was the building I noticed that most! But back then, this was called The Connaught Centre. Also I found it cool seeing Spiderman climbed this building on his older films

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Old December 1st, 2005, 06:53 AM   #5
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JARDINE HOUSE.
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Both I think are pretty ugly at day but I'll go with the one in Singapore.
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The Hung Kok one.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #8
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I like that old Spiderman movie and seeing Spidey climb up the Jardine House
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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #9
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Jardine House, I guess. I don't love either.
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