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View Poll Results: icc vs 2ifc
2ifc 40 48.78%
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Old December 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #21
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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!
Are there zoning laws on the Kowloon side of HK that make it difficult to get permission to build very tall skyscrapers? Because, it seems strange that all the main commercial office towers are always built on Hong Kong island.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #22
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The former Kai Tak Airport used to be on the kowloon side hence the height limit... but it had since shifted to Lantau... so the height limit lifted as well... that should be the reason i reckon
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Old December 7th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #23
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Both great!
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Old December 7th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #24
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2ifc as the icc is almost plane jane from a distant
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Old December 7th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #25
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ICC is going to become an instant icon, but I just can't see voting against 2 IFC as it stands now for a skyscraper that is not yet completed.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #26
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The former Kai Tak Airport used to be on the kowloon side hence the height limit... but it had since shifted to Lantau... so the height limit lifted as well... that should be the reason i reckon
Although I have never been to HK, I know that Kai Tak was on the eastern part of Kowloon and there were height restrictions on buildings around the very small area that large planes used to maneouver in to line themselves up with the runway at Kai Tak. But, the area where ICC is being built is in western Kowloon, AFAIK, and it doesn't seem that any buildings there would be a hindrance to planes that used to land at Kai Tak, any more than those across HK Bay in Central would be a hindrance or obstacle to southbound departures from Kai Tak.

How far apart is ICC's construction site from the area where Kai Tak sits?
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Old December 7th, 2005, 10:52 PM   #27
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Although I have never been to HK, I know that Kai Tak was on the eastern part of Kowloon and there were height restrictions on buildings around the very small area that large planes used to maneouver in to line themselves up with the runway at Kai Tak. But, the area where ICC is being built is in western Kowloon, AFAIK, and it doesn't seem that any buildings there would be a hindrance to planes that used to land at Kai Tak, any more than those across HK Bay in Central would be a hindrance or obstacle to southbound departures from Kai Tak.

How far apart is ICC's construction site from the area where Kai Tak sits?
I guess about 5-6km.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #28
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^I guess that would be pushing it to have B747s potentially flying over Kowloon and the New Territories and having to keep an eye out for 1000+ foot buildings.

Still, if there is a city in this world that is willing to allow planes to approach the active runway at Kai Tak just a few hundred feet above apartment buildings, it is reasonable to assume that Hong Kong would allow a thousand footer just 5 kilometers from the airport.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 02:37 AM   #29
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i'd go with icc over ifc. and what's up with those names? they are almost exactly the same? they should change them so that they're more distiguishable
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #30
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2IFC, it can make you cry
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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #31
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I LOVE HONG KONG!!!

I voted for ICC but i love both of the towers, 2 of my favourite in the world!
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Old December 10th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #32
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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #33
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I vote for 2IFC, but both are such classy buildings Hong Kong wins just by having them. Can't wait to see what ICC will look like when it's finished.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:35 AM   #34
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Both are impressive but 2IFC is more my style...
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Old December 12th, 2005, 03:42 AM   #35
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ICC is more my style. 2IFC is more of a specialty building--it doesn't have the massive landmark feel at certain angles. While I don't find the "teeth" on its roof too offensive, it does seem like a weird idea.

ICC, on the other hand, is large, tall and more bulky than 2IFC.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #36
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In think i'll wait until ICC is finished beofre making a judgement, it does look rather good in the renderings though.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 11:39 AM   #37
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I like the ICC's design as for now. The other design, the one trangular one was ok.

Just wondering, will it look better if the Union Square development was located in the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade area or where it's located as of now?
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Old December 12th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #38
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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.
That can only be Zaha Hadid. She's one of my favorite architects. Her designs are really amazing.

http://architecture.about.com/b/a/088013.htm

http://www.newyorkmetro.com/news/art...hitects/hadid/
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Old December 13th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #39
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I like both of them really.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 11:22 AM   #40
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This is one of those skyscrapers that I don't feel like comparing! But both will look great for HK's skyline.

Just those and no more Burj or Millennium Towers!
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