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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hong Kong: ICC & US 5 & 6

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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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This is Union Square





US6 North Tower





US6 South Tower



US6 Remix




ICC~

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Old March 28th, 2006, 09:48 AM   #3
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What's happened to that huge Norman Foster canopy thing? what stage are they at?

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Old March 28th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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ooh this one........... an amazing design..............
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Old March 28th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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Doesn't seem to grow fast. Not really HK-style...
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Old March 28th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #6
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more dutch style
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Old March 28th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #7
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #8
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thanks fatshe.looks like lev12 is in core.its such a massive core!!! it will soon take off and rise rapidly.btw love the foster opera house structure.w0w
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Old March 28th, 2006, 01:37 PM   #10
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Wow, I am loving the interior. Really bright and airy. Great stuff.... just needs to get a move-on.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #11
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Transport connections to make ICC ideal offices for cross-border businesses with 60-minute direct link to Guangzhou

27 March 2006

International Commerce Centre (ICC) will set new benchmarks for design and quality, and its location just above Airport Express Kowloon Station will provide exceptionally convenient transport connections. The government is accelerating plans for additional cross-border rail connections, which will put ICC at the heart of a rail network and add to its attraction. The response to pre-leasing has been enthusiastic, with many potential tenants looking to lease an entire floor or more in this world-class project by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

Comprehensive railway network

ICC is next to the West Kowloon Station on the Kowloon Southern Link now being built, which will connect KCR's East and West rails when it is finished in 2009. The government is speeding up the KCR's Northern Link development and the proposed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link as part of a master plan to increase integration with the Pearl River Delta.

Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Executive Director Victor Lui said: "When the Kowloon Southern Link is complete, ICC will be at the juncture of three rail lines. Time is money, so ICC will offer the ideal location for cross-border businesses; both mainland companies setting up in Hong Kong or Hong Kong companies and multinationals looking to the north for opportunities."

Mr Lui added: "The Northern Link and Express Rail Link will connect the KCR and MTR networks, which will put ICC at the terminus of this express cross-border rail line, offering easy access to southern China. Shenzhen will be just 30 minutes away and Guangzhou 60 minutes from ICC. It will make cross-border transport more efficient and ICC tenants more competitive."

Comprehensive road traffic network

CB Richard Ellis Executive Director of Office Services Nigel Smith said that in addition to the easy rail connections, the government's highway network plan will offer direct vehicular access to the airport and New Territories, putting ICC in an enviable position. The Shenzhen Western Corridor linking the northwest New Territories and Shekou in Shenzhen will significantly boost traffic capacity between the two. A new cross-border coach terminus planned for Kowloon Station will give ICC tenants a full range of travel options.

Economic integration makes ICC ideal

Research and Consultancy Senior Director of Savills (Hong Kong) Simon Smith said: "Hong Kong's stock market is the first choice for mainland companies raising funds. The number of mainland firms listed in the SAR increased by 44 percent from 2000 to 2005 and their market capitalization grew 1.3 times over the same period. Mainland China is also Hong Kong's most important trading partner, representing 45 percent of total merchandise trade in 2005."

Mr Smith added that the days when businesses were concentrated on a few areas in Hong Kong are in the past. ICC is now widely recognized as having an advantageous location and comprehensive transport connections, and many leasing enquiries have been received already.

Mr Lui said that the overall economic growth worldwide, the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement between Hong Kong and the mainland and the new policy of facilitating mainland investments in Hong Kong will create new business opportunities. Mainland companies coming to Hong Kong to list and the expansion of multinationals and local companies in the Pearl River Delta mean that the demand for premium office space will be strong over the medium to long terms. ICC's convenient transportation is expected to draw tenants from the financial, accounting and cross-border trade sectors.

ICC will rise to 490 metres, making it Hong Kong's tallest building and the world's third tallest in terms of usable floors. It will also have the most advanced design and intelligent facilities. The 10th to 22nd floors will contain about 450,000 square feet of floor area and are scheduled for completion between 2007 and 2010. Pre-leasing has started.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #12
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Really like the open interior of this building, and thanks for scaling them down, makes it much easier to visualize. Whoever did these renders needs to update their object model sets cause they still have a BMW 8-series in there, those haven't been in production since '99.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:13 AM   #14
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I love how everything is linked by heavy transit. It's beautiful.

Where are the building heights in the thread title?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #15
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Monkey : The canopy plan is back to the drawing board. The government decided to scrap it after the controversy they stirred up regarding how that whole site would be developed as a property vs. cultural project.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 07:53 AM   #16
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Monkey : The canopy plan is back to the drawing board. The government decided to scrap it after the controversy they stirred up regarding how that whole site would be developed as a property vs. cultural project.
That's a shame. However I did wonder about that project. It looks spectacular from the air but I'm not sure if it would be so successful at ground level. Are there any aternative proposals for the site?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #18
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for WKCD i am thinking once they know
what the people in hong kong want
at the site ... than the design process will start again ...
as for the canopy idea ... it seems unlikely that
it would be delivered in the same scale again
due to economics, management and maintenance
however i think it should still be built at a smaller scale
as it could create a more sustainable micro-climate, it controls density and
it creates a landmark in hong kong ... which it could be funded
through social companies and managed by the public sector ...
however whats most important ... is the gov't must realized
what is the vision and the needs of hong kong ...
I am not sure if the gov't realized this
but this could become part of hong kong's new identity ...
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A moderator needs to add the height of this/these building(s) to the title of this thread. They person who started the new one neglected to follow the posting rules for new threads and did not include the height of this project.
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Good lord, look at that Rail Link!

Shun Hing Square + CITIC Plaza + ICC + 2IFC

Huge height there. ~380m + :-O
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