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Old December 4th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #201
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Kowloon Bay fire roundup
Friday, December 1, 2006
Government Press Release

Some air-conditioning cooling towers were severely damaged in a No. 4 alarm fire at a construction site at Sheung Yee Road, Kowloon Bay this morning (December 1). No casualty was reported.

The fire broke out on the podium of a 17-storey building under construction at 11.38 am and was upgraded to No. 3 alarm fire at 11.45 am. The fire was further upgraded to No. 4 alarm fire at 11.58 am. The fire was put out at 1.39 pm.

Firemen used six jets and mobilised six breathing apparatus teams to fight the blaze.

Some 10 workers were led to place of safety.

Initial reports showed that the cause of the fire was not suspicious.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #202
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Midas Plaza, Located on 1 Tai Yau St. , Kowloon ( Near Kowloon Bay )



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Old February 21st, 2007, 06:09 PM   #203
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Harbour Green, Tai Kok Tsui
Website : http://www.harbourgreen.com.hk

Located in West Kowloon, the 5 towers of Harbour Green will rise to 48 and 56 floors. It offers 1,514 units ranging from about 600 square feet to 2,150 square feet. The property will have units from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms with 2 ensuites, together with specially designed full seaview Penthouses and simplexes. The estate is next to the Olympic MTR station and many shopping malls. The premium residential clubhouse will have extensive facilities for residents, including banquet rooms, multi-media center, Spa area, and indoor and outdoor pools.

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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:12 AM   #204
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Sales dip forecast after Harbour Green launch
Experts expect a short-term slowing of second-hand flat market in Tai Kok Tsui

26 October 2005
South China Morning Post

The recent high-profile launch of upmarket residential project Harbour Green could have a short-term dampening effect on the second-hand luxury residential market in Tai Kok Tsui, in western Kowloon.

Market watchers said buyers and sellers would likely take a "wait-and-see" approach over the next couple of months to consider responses and pricing associated with the new Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) project.

Centaline Property Agency director (sales) Sandia Lau said apartment transactions at Olympic City projects had shown signs of slowing down since the launch of One Silver Sea, a Sino Land project in a neighbouring area.

"The launch of Harbour Green will certainly further slow down the second-hand flat market in the area," she said. "The pricing of Harbour Green units is not uncompetitive, when compared with pricing of second-hand units in nearby luxury projects. You can expect more buyers for new flats if prices are more or less the same."

According to Centaline research, second-hand flats in neighbouring residential complexes, including Park Avenue, Central Park and Island Harbourview, are selling for between $5,300 to $6,000 per square foot, compared with $5,500 to $7,000 per sq ft at Harbour Green, Ms Lau said.

Harbour Green is on Sham Mong Road, in Tai Kok Tsui, and a 10-minute walk from the Olympic MTR station. The development has five towers, rising to 48 and 56 storeys. The project offers 1,514 units, most ranging from 600 sq ft to about 2,150 sq ft.

Harbour Green units range from two bedrooms to four bedrooms with two en suite bathrooms and full harbour-view penthouses and simplexes. The residents' clubhouse has extensive facilities, including banquet rooms, a multimedia centre, a spa area and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

The latest units being offered for sale come in a batch of 16 flats on the 20th and 22nd floors of one of the blocks. The sizes are between 617 sq ft and 702 sq ft, and prices range from $3.7 million to $4.9 million. About 150 units have been reserved by potential buyers after display flats were opened to the public last weekend, according to property agencies.

Once upon a time, Tai Kok Tsui was considered a indusrial neighbourhood. SHKP has been seeking to erase the factory image by promoting "CEO [chief executive officer] living" at the harbourside project.

Transactions in second-hand flats will slow down in the short term, said Chow Choi-har, manager of Ricacorp Properties' western Kowloon branch. "The real battle will be between One Silver Sea and Harbour Green," she said.

Ms Chow said buyers were more optimistic about the market outlook. "Basically, most clients are end-users," she said.

The luxury residential sector has begun to recover following the market turnaround, with prices rising by about 2 per cent in the past month, according to Ricacorp Properties.

Luxury home sales were expected to remain strong, boosting prices further in the next 12 months.

Other luxury projects in West Kowloon, including Harbour Green, The Arch, The Harbour-side and One Silver Sea, are expected to attract investors because of their high upside potential and rental yield, according to the property agency.

Midland Realty senior Kowloon regional manager Dick Wong said many buyers were impressed by Harbour Green's luxurious club services.

She expected prices to go up when the next batch of units goes on sale.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 05:13 AM   #205
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Armani enlisted to inspire prices of mass project
SHKP hopes design house will turn the penthouse at Harbour Green into a showcase to help boost sales

21 September 2005
South China Morning Post

It is said you can never go wrong with an Armani suit, but will Armani help sell flats? Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) believes it will.

The developer is expected to launch its mass housing project Harbour Green in Tai Kok Tsui next month and has appointed Giorgio Armani's furniture and interior design arm Armani/Casa to design its 5,200 sqft penthouse duplex.

"Mr Armani will endorse the design himself," Sun Hung Kai Real Estate general manager Eric Chow Kwok-yin said.

He said the developer's design team had earlier flown to the designer's headquarters in Milan to collaborate on ideas.

However, the Armani design for the penthouse will not be made to measure.

"I think it's impossible to ask Mr Armani to sit down with our buyer to work out the design," Mr Chow said. But collaboration with an international design house would highlight SHKP's CEO-living theme for the project, he said.

Harbour Green is on Sham Mong Road, close to Olympic Station. The project has five towers, comprising 1,514 units, with most ranging from 600 sqft to about 2,150 sqft.

The developer hopes that a successful sale of the penthouse will bolster sales of other units in the development.

Agents said penthouse duplexes were vital to mass residential project sales. Their high prices were often used to stir up buying sentiment for cheaper standard units.

While SHKP has not disclosed asking prices for the project, Real estate agents expected an average unit price of about $6,000 to $7,000 per sqft.

A real estate agency director said: "No matter how expensive the penthouse is, no flat seeker will neglect the fact that the project is in Tai Kok Tsui."

According to Centaline Property Agency, secondary market flats in The Pacifica in Cheung Sha Wan had been selling at $4,500 to $7,000 per sqft in the past three months while those in Central Park on Olympic Station were priced at about $5,000 to $8,000 per sqft in the period.

Agents expected the Harbour Green project to be launched around the same time as the nearby One Silver Sea project developed by Sino Land later next month.

That project will have a 3,000 sqft penthouse with a private garden and swimming pool.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 04:12 PM   #206
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Old March 4th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #207
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the design looks like it is designed by KPF...
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Old March 4th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #208
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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #209
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the design looks like it is designed by KPF...
I agree. It looks like that other building by KPF at Teheran Road Building in Seoul.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #210
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I agree. It looks like that other building by KPF at Teheran Road Building in Seoul.
This one?
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Right.
The similarity looks obvious to me.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #212
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These Photos are taken by 久地遊覽


Megabox @ Kowloon Bay






One Kowloon @ night


New ICAC HQ:


633 Kings Road


Kowloon Bay Projects:


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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #213
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Uhhh this red thing looks ugly during the day.....at night its ok .
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #214
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Stunning projects!

The Wai Yip Street Building has some similarities with CCTV HQ in Beijiing with the arch shape. Kowloon Bay area looks really dense -- but could use some landmark tower.

When is Megabox opening? I would love to see some interior shots.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #215
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It's a budget version =) It is only arched in one dimension, whereas the CCTV building is arched in 2 dimensions.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #216
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and the CCTV is taller as far as i know or?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #217
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I really like the step-back look of Kowloon Bay... very nice...

I do worry about what's going on in the back of that pano... notice they're cutting up the mountain, possibly for some more ugly-ass public housing :-( When are they gonna start doing arch competitions for these projects... :-(
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #218
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I really like the step-back look of Kowloon Bay... very nice...

I do worry about what's going on in the back of that pano... notice they're cutting up the mountain, possibly for some more ugly-ass public housing :-( When are they gonna start doing arch competitions for these projects... :-(

That mountain has been cut up ever since I can remember, i.e. since 1992 I believe, probably even earlier.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #219
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Is the new ICAC building really curved like that, or just an effect of the photograph?
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definetly curved.
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