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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #821
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The curtain wall glass base is wonderful. I think it's a nice touch. Much better than if they had continued the opaque blue glass. Now we need some night shots when the lighting scheme is set up.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #822
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Maybe this is the fastest built supertall in Hong Kong? amazing..
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Old March 4th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #823
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i'm amazed with the new updates there is so many skyscrapers that has recently been built in hong kong hard to fathom that there is still so much more improvement to be done although i'd say this one is my third fav building in hong kong such an exquisite design
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #824
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K11 + OIE...



Taken in ICC's R3
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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #825
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Stunning pic.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #826
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I just love pictures like this with the standard lowrise neigbourhood filled with street signs and street life, with a massive and elgegant business-class skycraper in the background. The only way that photo could be more perfect would be during sun-down with crowded streets and a flock of birds flying in front of IOE.

Great batch of photos.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #827
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Old March 8th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #828
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I've never feel Quarry Bay being so close to Central until today.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #829
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this has got to be my favorite "completed" building in hong kong right now. it is elegant and beautiful!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #830
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Is it completed?
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Old March 19th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #831
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outside yes but not interior
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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #832
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This is from a couple of days (well, nights) ago....



And this from a few weeks ago, just for the heck of it.


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Old March 20th, 2008, 04:24 AM   #833
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[QUOTE=hkskyline;18799096]3/2



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It looks sooooo tall in this picture. But when you see pictures of Burj Lake Hotel, it looks so small, eventhoug it is just as tall as this skyscraper

Impressive if youu think of it!
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Old March 20th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #834
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"a giant between small highrises", amazing pic!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #835
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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #836
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love this shot. tasty.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #837
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Old April 21st, 2008, 01:44 PM   #838
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Traffic concerns over new tower in Taikoo Shing Residents fear more air pollution
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Residents and workers in Taikoo Shing are bracing for more traffic and increased pollution - from a new office tower in the area.

The 70-storey One Island East, which opened on April 1, will bring an average of 650 more vehicles an hour into the area when most of the tenants move in this summer, according to estimates by developer Swire Properties.

District councillors and residents fear that the traffic - three times more than before the Quarry Bay landmark was developed - will clog the narrow streets, causing more noise and dust.

The company's head of public affairs, Miranda Szeto, admitted the tower - already 87 per cent leased - would attract more cars and pedestrians to the area. But the impact would be much less than the figures suggested, she said.

"The extra traffic will be mostly private vehicles, not trucks or cargo vans as it used to be," she said, referring to traffic flow at the two industrial buildings that were demolished to make way for the tower. "And the extra cars will be diverted among various roads within the area {hellip} it's not like they will all jam into one street at a particular moment."

Westlands Road, which leads to the tower, has already been changed to more clearly direct drivers and allow smoother traffic flow.

But Eastern District councillor Andrew Chiu Ka-yin, a long-time resident in the area, and his neighbours were worried much of the increased traffic would come from the Island Eastern Corridor through Taikoo Wan Road, bringing more noise and dust.

"Swire said vehicles would be encouraged to drive to the corridor through Hoi Tai Street on the harbourfront, but drivers tend to pick the shortest route to their destinations, and that is Taikoo Wan Road."

Meanwhile, people who drive to work at Taikoo Place were worried that finding a parking space would become more difficult. As One Island East does not have its own car park, drivers would have to use the car parks under Taikoo Place.

But Ms Szeto said the number of parking spaces was adequate. Figures showed that of the 1,300 spaces available, only about 70 per cent were used.

The Transport Department said Swire had not provided figures on the traffic implications of the new office tower, but a government engineer said roads in the district should be able to cope for the next five years.

One Island East, however, is the first of a number of developments expected to add to the congestion in the next few years. The 350-room Cityplaza Hotel on Taikoo Shing Road is expected to open next year.

Swire is also seeking to redevelop three office blocks at Taikoo Place - Somerset, Cornwall and Warwick houses - into two skyscrapers.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:19 PM   #839
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I wonder why people in big cities complain about things like this. You're in a big growing city, what else do you expect?
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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:30 PM   #840
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I wonder why people in big cities complain about things like this. You're in a big growing city, what else do you expect?
They should be concerned about local pollutions and it should be a factor to take into consideration when planning infrastructure and facilities.
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