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View Poll Results: Which HK scraper is more iconic?
Bank Of China 49 64.47%
2-IFC 27 35.53%
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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Bank Of China VS. 2-IFC

Which HK scraper is more iconic?

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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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They're very different styles.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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The view of 2IFC from Avenue of Stars is breathtaking, the shear size of such a structure on and at level with the Harbour.

I love the design of Bank of China Building, but was disappointed to see it partially hidden from view with other structures in front of it.

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Old October 14th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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i have always loved cesar pelli's buildings so i choose 2-IFC , no doubt
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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #6
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Bank of China is more modern
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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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And more unique than the stairght 2ifc
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Old October 14th, 2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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very difficult.....but i choose TIFC
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Old October 15th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #9
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2IFC I still think that the Bank of China is ugly from too many angles. I do like the new lighting, though.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 12:14 PM   #10
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Nice buildings, but I choose Bank of China.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #11
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The 2-IFC is the most distinctive skyscraper in HK and most will first pay attention to this skyscraper compared with BoC. It has to do with the location, etc.

But I still prefer the BoC. It's an IM Pei classic and it's the first skyscraper outside the US to break the 300 m mark.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #12
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Both are spectacular IMAO

But i chose Boc for its uniqueness and simple geometric design. I will also chose it since 2-IFC's dominace of he skyline will be rivalved by the taller ICC.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #13
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i like 2!FC more
elegant facade!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 11:13 AM   #14
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i would say 2IFC. Iconic to me means not only the design of the building.
The location and visibillity are a major chunck of this.
Hence i would say 2IFC
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 09:24 AM   #15
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i would say 2IFC. Iconic to me means not only the design of the building.
The location and visibillity are a major chunck of this.
Hence i would say 2IFC
Definitely the 2-IFC has one of the best locations in HK. But the BoC still put HK in the skyscraper map and it took the crown away from Singapore.

There is no building that is as unique as The BoC. There is one building planned for Jakarta that is similar to The BoC but never happened.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:51 PM   #16
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Bank of China!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #17
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Bank of China!!!!!
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Old October 24th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #18
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The BoC is an amazing architectural breakthrough i should say! The architect has played well with the masses n proportions although contradicting the Feng Shui principals of architecture. The glass used pushed the companies to develop strong glass for such extreme angle!

2 IFC is the later addition to the skyline yet it does not show the depth of details from far neither its volumetric changes can be seen from far.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #19
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soz i never took a pic of the bank of china on its own with a blue sky in the background, not that common in HK. Amazing sky when i came back to china from england this summer tho.

i've got to say the bank of china just looks so much nicer than 2IFC, its impressive at night and has a nice design. 2IFC is a bit boring IMO, just the same thing again and again that keeps on going up and up.

BoC is the best out of those 2 IMO but my fav building in hong kong is definitely Langham Place Office Tower. Just beautiful.


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Old October 27th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #20
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Well, I'm lucky enough to have seen both.2IFC is a very impressive structure, but BoC is just so much more interesting to look at, so I vote for BoC.

Just a few pictures I took on my Hong Kong trip in August of the two towers







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