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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #101
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ICC should find the same team that contruct Shanghai World Financial Center to build it...

It is just going a bit slow
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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #102
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It's extremely slow,actually,I would say.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #103
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At least we sure have the quality control
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #104
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Actually, FM2258 is right. If you don't count the podium, ICC is as tall as 2 Sorrentos stacked on top of each other. See this diagram:

as u said in ur signature ...
a picture worth a thousand words ...
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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #105
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Great diagram philip. Sorrento already looks tall butwe have ICC coming up later.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #106
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It just puzzles me that Sorrentos looks so short in all the computer renderings, but they look very tall in reality.

By the same logic, ICC will look MUCH MUCH taller in reality !!! Yeahhh !!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #107
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Office portfolio heads skyward
The completion of new projects in prime areas will make Sun Hung Kai Properties the largest landlord by 2010
19 April 2006
South China Morning Post

WITH ITS AGGRESSIVE expansion in office development, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) expects its portfolio to reach about 10 million square feet by 2010, making it the largest office landlord in Hong Kong.

The company now has 17 office buildings at various locations with a total floor area of about 7 million sqft. They include One and Two IFC in Central, its headquarters Sun Hung Kai Centre, Central Plaza in Wan Chai, Millennium City phases 1, 2, 3 and 5 in Kwun Tong, Grand Century Place in Mongkok and Metroplaza in Kwai Fong.

Lo King-wai, deputy general manager (office leasing) of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency, said SHKP buildings had an average occupancy of 96 per cent and some such as Two IFC were fully let.

The portfolio generated rental income of about $1.3 billion a year and revenue was expected to increase by about 10 per cent this year due to sustained office demand from local and multinational companies.

The group is expanding its presence with the development of Millennium City 6 in Kwun Tong and the 118-storey International Commerce Centre (ICC) at Kowloon Station, which will become Hong Kong's tallest building on completion in 2010. With the new projects, Mr Lo said the total floor area of SHKP's office buildings would increase to about 10 million sqft, the largest among local developers or landlords.

"We have a balanced portfolio covering many locations on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories to cater to different needs and budgets of companies.

"Their locations are highly accessible and many are along major rail lines like the Airport Express, MTR and KCR network," he said.

"Our average rentals are between $15 and $80 per sqft. For example, our Landmark North in Sheung Shui provides offices at lower rental values while Two IFC in core Central is leased at much higher rates." To further promote its office projects, SHKP has launched a branding exercise with the slogan "BIZ - the key is here".

Mr Lo said SHKP was a household name in residential developments but its large office portfolio did not get as much public exposure. The new initiative was intended to make more people aware of the group's premium office buildings.

He said the company was committed to building quality office properties to cope with business growth and Hong Kong's continuous economic development.

ICC will rise to 490 metres, containing 2.5 million sqft of grade-A offices. In the first phase of development, the 10th to 22nd floors will contain about 450,000 sqft of floor area and is scheduled for completion at the end of next year, with the second phase due in 2010.

Mr Lo said pre-leasing for the first phase had started and negotiations were under way with potential tenants looking for larger offices.

Each floor is about 35,000 sqft and the asking rental is about $35 per sqft.

He said ICC would attract a wide spectrum of tenants, from multinational companies to mainland enterprises as well as companies in the service, trading and manufacturing sectors.

The building, located at a major railway interchange that provides convenient access to the airport, would connect with KCR Northern and Southern links and the proposed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail, Mr Lo said.

The podium level will consist of a 1 million sqft shopping mall.

Millennium City 6 is expected to be ready in the middle of next year, providing about 400,000 sqft of space.

Mr Lo said Kwun Tong had witnessed an increase in business activity with companies in the banking, logistics, IT and other related sectors moving to the district.

He said Millennium City 6 could also attract some companies based in Tsim Sha Tsui, which wished to upgrade to modern offices.

He said SHKP would invest about $500 million to $600 million to renovate and upgrade its existing office buildings over the next two to three years, covering external walls, common areas and mechanical and electrical facilities.

Renovation work would be carried out at World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay, New Tower in Sha Tin and Metroplaza in Kwai Chung.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #108
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Wow they are renovating the WTC?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #109
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ICC should find the same team that contruct Shanghai World Financial Center to build it...

It is just going a bit slow
Well, just like with sex, slow is quality. And that with the end result of huge quantity!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #110
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Well, just like with sex, slow is quality. And that with the end result of huge quantity!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:11 AM   #111
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It just puzzles me that Sorrentos looks so short in all the computer renderings, but they look very tall in reality.

By the same logic, ICC will look MUCH MUCH taller in reality !!! Yeahhh !!
i think the eyes depend a lot on the building height-to-width ratio to perceive if the building is tall or not. In order words, the harbourside would "look" shorter compared to sorrento even though both building has the same height.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 12:46 PM   #112
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Any construction updates?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:06 PM   #113
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i think the eyes depend a lot on the building height-to-width ratio to perceive if the building is tall or not. In order words, the harbourside would "look" shorter compared to sorrento even though both building has the same height.
it looks pretty tall in this angle !

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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:10 PM   #114
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:13 PM   #115
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:18 PM   #116
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:40 PM   #117
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:41 PM   #118
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wow great shot!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 04:42 PM   #119
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yeah it's truly amazing....

waterfront now loooks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo weird... =.=
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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:45 PM   #120
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