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View Poll Results: icc vs 2ifc
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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HK: 2IFC vs ICC

which one u pick?

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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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Bank of China!

Seriously, those are some damn good renderings, but I'll have to choose 2IFC for now until there are some real jaw dropping shots of ICC. In any case, I'm beginning to love Hong Kong's skyline more and more each passing day. Those are some real skyscrapers.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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Two International Finance Center has been my favorite skyscraper ever since it was completed. It is simply a magical building that will be hard for any other building to beat.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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2IFC. Pelli's a genius.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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2IFC. I like the rounded ***** better than the blocky one They're both pretty cool though.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #6
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ICC is not even completed... so I won't vote just yet. Have to see how it turns out... quality of the facade and how it looks at night. Currently, 2IFC is my favourite skyscraper in the world.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #7
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Currently, 2IFC is my favourite skyscraper in the world.
Amen on that one brother!

@Samsonyuen: If 2IFC is a rounded *****, designed by a male architect, what type of skyscrapers to female architects look like? By the way I saw a semi-famous Iraqi-Brit architect on a TV show this morning. I can't remember her name, but she has lived in Britain since the 1970's I think. I don't think she designs skyscrapers, but the buildings and models they showed were pretty amazing. She must be well known in the architecture world because she has about 60 architects working for her.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #8
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BOC above them all, but after that ICC. Im not a big 2ifc fan
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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BOC above them all, but after that ICC. Im not a big 2ifc fan
I agree... gotta love that Bank of China building...
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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #10
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actually, i choose 2ifc........ but 7US will become my Hong kong's favorite when finished !!!
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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #11
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Both have amazing and sleek designs but I slighty prefer ICC. But both towers compliment each other in the skyline creating a gateway between the wide harbour of both Kowloon and HKG island skylines.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 06:47 AM   #12
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Hard to decide! I like The ICC's design but I prefer the 2 IFC
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #13
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I prefer ICC.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #14
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I prefer 2IFC more for now. Need to wait for the real thing to finish to compare though.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #15
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Like ICC more, It's far more futuristic and abstract compared to IFC.
It's more a thing to built in Dubai for some reason.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #16
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There are similarities, primarily their height appear to look identical. Other than their height, ICC appears to be more horizontal, cleaner and smoother. I was going to mention that with that last picture it's almost like comparing WTC 1 against WTC 2 but they are different buildings. I would have to pick ICC in the long run. There is little competing against it on that side of the bay.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #17
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Like ICC more, It's far more futuristic and abstract compared to IFC.
It's more a thing to built in Dubai for some reason.
I think the ICC matches HK's skyline more than Dubai!

By the way once the ICC is completed, title for the tallest building HK will for the first time be taken away from HK Island!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 01:03 PM   #18
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Still, the best skyscraper of HK stays the one designed by 'Pei', How is it called, 'Bank of China' if I am correct. HK has the most beautiful skyline of Asia (perhaps the world), but the city itself is nothing compared to Tokyo.
Wanch, you probably disagree, looking at your onliner.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 01:16 PM   #19
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Still, the best skyscraper of HK stays the one designed by 'Pei', How is it called, 'Bank of China' if I am correct. HK has the most beautiful skyline of Asia (perhaps the world), but the city itself is nothing compared to Tokyo.
Wanch, you probably disagree, looking at your onliner.
It's the Bank of China tower

Anyway, I believe that Tokyo is a greater city than Hong Kong in terms of ecnomony and influence but there are also alot of aspects in which HK is greater.

Dubai's skyscrapers mostly have these certain look. Either they have a bit of Arab influence, or are pointy or are fancy shaped. And again, the ICC would more fit HK's skyline.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 01:36 PM   #20
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tell me, what is greater about HK, I'm curious. You can judge it better than me I think.
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