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Old April 6th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #41
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Thats the one in Braemar Hill right? They're strange.

What's the big flat curvy building in North Point where you pass on the highway?

Love that one...
I always see that one when I'm in the highway but I don't know the name. I have a friend though who lives right close to there.

Anyway, Lai Tak Tsuen is right next to Braemar Hill. It's actually above Victoria Park.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #42
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What's the big flat curvy building in North Point where you pass on the highway?

Love that one...
This one on Hing Fat Street?

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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #43
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No sorry - I should've given a better description.

Its a residential - you pass it on the highway towards Tai Koo/Sheung Wan and it's very very wide. It's right by the highway too so you can see into the homes as you pass by.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #44
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Thats the one in Braemar Hill right? They're strange.

What's the big flat curvy building in North Point where you pass on the highway?

Love that one...
Could it be the China United Centre

the back of it

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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #45
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Its a residential - you pass it on the highway towards Tai Koo/Sheung Wan and it's very very wide. It's right by the highway too so you can see into the homes as you pass by.
Ok, it must be the Provident Garden

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Old April 7th, 2006, 01:16 AM   #46
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Yea..that one! Love that building for some reason.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #47
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That's building in North Point is one of the best examples of the meaning of the word, dense
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Old April 7th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #48
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Yea...and the irony of it is that it's only one building
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #49
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My favourite residentials are Highcliff & Summit. Their designs are quite unique and difficult to implement. It's hard to believe such narrow buildings can survive on the slopes exposed to the winds, but the architect made it happen.

yes, great build...
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Old April 7th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #50
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Yea...and the irony of it is that it's only one building
Yes it's one building and the width reminds me of most public housing estates in Asia.

Never would I wanna live in this building!
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #51
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Too bad the West Kowloon Cultural District is back to the drawing board. Norman Foster's canopy was very innovative :

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Old April 8th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #52
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Yep.

What do you suggest they do with it?
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I hope they bring back the canopy. Whether one developer or many developers get involved, as long as it's transparent and cost-effective, then who cares.
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That would look really nice at least there's one thing to rival Singapore's Espalande.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #55
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Yea it would look lovely - but has anyone got any other creative suggestions in case they decide to scrap the canopy altogether?
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HK is such a cool place
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Yes, I agree. I was very young when I first saw Lippo Centre and it just wowed me. These buildings are often overlooked though, even though they are not too short in height.



Jardine House is also quite distinctive with its circular windows. Even less well known towers are quite creative. One that comes to mind is the tower beside the main Peak Tram station. Also the quirky multicoloured explosion tower in North Point
That building (Lippo) looks incredible in that picture
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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #58
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That's cuz they ARE incredible.

As someone said, they hardly lack in height (they're 185m I believe - or thereabouts) but they're hardly pictured in Hong Kong threads...

Based on a Koala bear climbing a tree too...imagine that!

Whilst on a vacation in Australia:
You see a koala bear climbing a tree.

Hmmm...I think I'll build a skyscraper.
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Like I said in the other threads, The Lippo Building was originally The Bond Centre which was developed by Australian millionaire, Alan Bond thus the Koala influence in it's architecture. Do you think The Lippo Group of companies would have this kind of architecture if they were the ones who planned this building?

Anyway, The Lippo Building would look well if this was in an Australian city whether it's Sydney or Melbourne.
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