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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #61
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took these in 2004. The base is pretty interesting too



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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:42 AM   #62
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The base is pretty interesting that before, alot of the local skaters hanged out in this area and that where they sk8
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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #63
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Even churches in Hong Kong can be highrises :

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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #64
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #65
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Even churches in Hong Kong can be highrises :

In fact there are alot of high-rise churches in HK that are highrise and some of them don't look like one like the Catholic Centre in Central.

Almost everything in HK are at least mid-rise. There's also industrial as well. What's next, high-rise prisons
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:14 AM   #66
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Also, a lot of churches and cathedrals tend to be high-rise (atleast for their time) - like the Notre Dame.

As it was considered sin to build higher than the church.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #67
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #68
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Also, a lot of churches and cathedrals tend to be high-rise (atleast for their time) - like the Notre Dame.

As it was considered sin to build higher than the church.
Notre Dame is technically not a multistorey highrise like that Mormon Church in Wan Chai. Mormon actually has defined floors like a typical skyscraper, whereas the European cathedral has a very high ceiling inside.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #69
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By the way, that Mormon Church gives a really unique feel in this area compared to the rest of the buildings. Sometimes, I just don't think that building belongs there.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #70
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By the way, that Mormon Church gives a really unique feel in this area compared to the rest of the buildings. Sometimes, I just don't think that building belongs there.
There is another church a few blocks away. A highrise is attached to the complex :



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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:54 AM   #71
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That's the one in the corner of Hennessey and Johnston Rds. The building blends pretty well with the other although I miss the older one.

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Here's an image of The Lippo when it was still Bond Centre

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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #73
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HK is fascinating city as even church is a high-rise one.
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HK is fascinating city as even church is a high-rise one.
There are alot of cities in which churches are either mid or high-rise like Tokyo for example.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #75
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HK is fascinating city as even church is a high-rise one.
Hong Kong is a bit unique since those 2 churches actually resemble office buildings with an ornamental top to indicate its status. Due to land scarcity and the location of these plots I wouldn't be surprised if they lease out some floors for office use (probably not the Mormon one but it looks like the 2nd one might have such an arrangement). This type of mixed-use development is quite rare in other parts of the world.
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How about some industrial HK highrises













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I don't think HK's industrial highrises are very creative at all. They're just utilitarian stacks of highrise buildings.
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I don't think HK's industrial highrises are very creative at all. They're just utilitarian stacks of highrise buildings.
Some are. But it's mostly in HK where you can find these kinds of highrises.
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Some are. But it's mostly in HK where you can find these kinds of highrises.
What types of creativity do they bring from a design point of view? A lot of them used to be factories, which are very cost-conscious operations, and can't afford much luxuries or design.
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What types of creativity do they bring from a design point of view? A lot of them used to be factories, which are very cost-conscious operations, and can't afford much luxuries or design.
Ok creativity is not the word to describe them but rather, interesting. Especially the old school ones where you got chimneys on the top ala, Blade Runner
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