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Old October 2nd, 2006, 12:28 PM   #141
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Cool, now it should be 66 meters high!!
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 11:47 AM   #142
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yeah it's really fast
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 10:05 PM   #143
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Great updates!! Keep them coming please!!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #144
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sorry again for the lack of updates... here's how it looks today (10-24):

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Old October 24th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #145
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o.O ... f****** fast ... wohoo
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Old October 24th, 2006, 06:58 PM   #146
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Sooooo fast!!!! I can't believe it!!!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #147
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #148
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Are they angling the building the maximize harbour views like what happened at Central Plaza?
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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #149
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I remember reading a couple of years ago that Hong Kong's supertall construction era was coming to an end owing to all of the anti-development activism in HK (a nice term for "nimbies" ). That doesn't seem to be the case what with Nina Tower (319m) just completing, the 484m ICC under construction, and now this 308m beauty too. So what's the story on that now? Is this the last 300m+ tower for a while or will they continue to be built?
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Old October 25th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #150
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I'm sure HK has always had NIMBYs, but that they are large enough to discourage high-rise development is a disputable assertion.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #151
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WOW, thanks for the update spicytimothy. This is like a supertall that just came out of the blue. While everyone is focusing on ICC, Burj Dubai and SWFC this building in the works.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 09:10 AM   #152
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hehe...it's been so long already since an update that i thought that the building was already done
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #153
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NIMBY's in HongKong... What kind of life is that???

Anywayz, this one is going up fast!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #154
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I remember reading a couple of years ago that Hong Kong's supertall construction era was coming to an end owing to all of the anti-development activism in HK (a nice term for "nimbies" ). That doesn't seem to be the case what with Nina Tower (319m) just completing, the 484m ICC under construction, and now this 308m beauty too. So what's the story on that now? Is this the last 300m+ tower for a while or will they continue to be built?
There are concerns on the Kowloon side that walls of new residential skyscrapers are blocking wind flow in the older areas. Hopewell met a lot of resistance when they proposed a supertall in Wan Chai and that is still held up in the approval process.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #155
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^ Some of the large residential developments in Hong Kong are rather wall-like. They should break them up into properly distinct towers. It would look better as well as improving air flow around the city.

But my interest was not high rise residentials (I don't see how Hong Kong can stop building those given the limited amount of free land) but rather supertalls. Is there anything else on the horizon or will One Island East be the last for a while? Has there been a sea change in Hong Kong's planning that will prevent large towers being built in most of the city, or could we continue to be surprised by a new 300m tower emerging, as if from nowhere, as this one did?

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Old October 26th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #156
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^ We should see more highrises at that sort of height popping up. Some shorter ones have appeared on the other side of the harbour in East Kowloon, but there seems to have been a couple of really big ones on the eastern shoes of Hong Kong Island, such as some new towering residentials in nearby Shau Kei Wan.

As far as I know, I haven't heard of a limit on supertall projects. One or two here and there will get by OK. It's when they come in a series that really irks the public.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:42 AM   #157
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great to see this beaute RISING FAST!
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Old October 26th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #158
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As far as I know, I haven't heard of a limit on supertall projects. One or two here and there will get by OK. It's when they come in a series that really irks the public.
That sounds positive then....
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Old October 26th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #159
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There are concerns on the Kowloon side that walls of new residential skyscrapers are blocking wind flow in the older areas. Hopewell met a lot of resistance when they proposed a supertall in Wan Chai and that is still held up in the approval process.
I really feel resistance from certain beneficial groups via the mass media, not only to the high-rise buildings (example of Nina Towers and Hopewell's Wanchai development), but also reclamation!

Nina Tower is originally one single supertall and aims to be the tallest in the world, but the gov't banned it therefore Nina & Teddy Towers appear like this. Hopewell's developement seem to be the same. The most interesting point is why giants like Li Ka Shing's Cheung Kong Centre and SHK's IFC2 and ICC can be built in the downtown that easy?!
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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #160
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Any close-ups on the curved area?
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