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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #2041
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If the height won't be more than SWFC or Taipei 101 than i think not... It will be definitely higher than 2IFC and it will be the highest building in HK... But if it will be 470 or 485, I don't care...
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #2042
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Oh don't be such a lemon.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #2043
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #2044
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If the height won't be more than SWFC or Taipei 101 than i think not... It will be definitely higher than 2IFC and it will be the highest building in HK... But if it will be 470 or 485, I don't care...
the height of a Skyscraper has to be as high as possible for me
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #2045
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #2046
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Compare to Burj Dubai ,Taipei 101 / SWFC and ICC are nothing !( in term of height ) .‎
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #2047
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The SWFC is less than 20m shorter than Taipei 101, and ICC is less than 30m shorter.

Oh, and both are far, far better pieces of architecture. The Taipei 101 is disgusting.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #2048
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Oh, and both are far, far better pieces of architecture. The Taipei 101 is disgusting.
How can u say T101 is disgusting? Ok each to their own and all that but.....
disgustingly beautiful maybe I love T101.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #2049
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Ultimately the tenants will feel more comfortable being on a floor that is not labelled by a number sounding superstitiously bad. It's all about attracting tenants by removing a source of anxiety, such as "Will I be on a floor that sounds bad?"
Some people here might have no idea about Chinese Fung Shui ,taboos and traditional culture. I think the developer have all right to apply the Chinese Fung Shui thing on their property without any permission from USA, UK or Japan because ICC is a building which is 100% owned by some very wealthy and powerful Chinese capitalist.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #2050
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aren't people in the West just as superstitious about numbers
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #2051
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aren't people in the West just as superstitious about numbers
Indeed we are. 88 was not a happy number for Barings/Leeson. 8's can be a big loss sometimes and a big gain at others - neither lucky nor unlucky over time. Let's have all floors at ICC numbered 101 (with suffixes). This will keep the tenants and billionaire developers happy!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #2052
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When will a building have 666+ floors? Will there be floor 666? Or 665 then 667?

Taipei may not look the greatest, but it's a unique piece of architecture and engineering product. There are full of Feng Shui in that building as well.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #2053
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Who cares about architectural and engineering feats? It looks like several piles of turds stacked on top of each other - the aesthetics manager for that building should be fired - and don't give me the 'pagoda' bollocks either; Jin Mao looks great.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #2054
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wow, this is growing fast. is this a staged opening? are there different parts of the building opening first even before construction is over, like trump in chicago?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #2055
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Yes. The building is scheduled to open in mid-2008 I believe.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #2056
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^lol. T101 must have its own attractive places to certain people.

but i have to agree swfc and icc looks better. Also i dont really want to talk about T101's spire height and the roof height
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Old November 17th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #2057
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #2058
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^lol. T101 must have its own attractive places to certain people.

but i have to agree swfc and icc looks better. Also i dont really want to talk about T101's spire height and the roof height
Honestly, I don't get why people get so worked about about floor size and height, etc.

I think the SWFC, ICC and T101 are all very attractive buildings, and all in their own ways.

I couldn't care less how tall or short a building is, and much less how many floors it has, as long as it looks good.

For example, I love BD, not cuz its 800+m tall, but it's absolutely beautiful.

Now, the Al Burj (I think its called) can be 5000m tall and I wouldn't care, cuz imo its really ugly.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #2059
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #2060
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Honestly, I don't get why people get so worked about about floor size and height, etc.

I think the SWFC, ICC and T101 are all very attractive buildings, and all in their own ways.

I couldn't care less how tall or short a building is, and much less how many floors it has, as long as it looks good.

For example, I love BD, not cuz its 800+m tall, but it's absolutely beautiful.

Now, the Al Burj (I think its called) can be 5000m tall and I wouldn't care, cuz imo its really ugly.
Good to hear someone that thinks Al Burj is really ugly, and does not complain about spires.

Of course the great majority here in SSC including myself likes ICC
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