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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #2101
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What time was the photo taken?

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Old November 25th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #2102
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This is a really nice serial of pics from sunset to late dusk (I'd guess taken between 5 and 6 pm - difficult to tell precisely for me of course).
The HK skyline is still improving... and ICC is already dominating the Union Square area.
The light reflections in the concave glass facade make it stand out even more, especially before sunset.


And hey - to the left, there's a rather tall building u/c in Central Hongkong. There haven't been many important new towers there recently, as most of the construction has happened further away, especially on the Kowloon mainland. Does anyone know something about this project?
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Old November 25th, 2007, 05:38 AM   #2103
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Yes, taken around sunset 5-6pm.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #2104
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #2105
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Man is this tower sturdy I mean it's overall thickness and the amount of concrete used in the core kinda reminds me of the empire state building.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #2106
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #2107
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Wow! pretty photos!!!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #2108
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imagine wat Kow Loon would be in 5 yrs time.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #2109
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^ I can't wait for the sight of that! I love how this building is turning out!
BTW, those last two photos, aboveday, could problably win in an urban photo contest
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #2110
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HK Land unfazed by tenants' moves to ICC
28 November 2007
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Hongkong Land Holdings says it sees little threat from Kowloon's International Commerce Centre despite more tenants moving from the company's properties in Central to the new landmark building.

Facing rent rises and space restrictions, some of the city's biggest financial players are finding Kowloon a more cost effective location to their traditional home in Central.

Morgan Stanley announced in August it would move from Hongkong Land's Exchange Square to the 118-storey skyscraper, doubling its office space to 300,000 square feet.

Credit Suisse and JP Morgan, which have offices at Exchange Square and Chater House, also are reportedly in talks about moving to ICC.

But Raymond Chow Ming-jo, Hongkong Land's executive director for commercial property, said the space being vacated by Morgan Stanley had already been marked by other financial institutions.

"It is not a really bad thing [to see tenants moving out] since demand is so strong and it can be easily be taken up by other tenants looking to expand," Mr Chow said.

He said tenants were not moving from Central because of rising rents - prices are now more than HK$100 per square feet, higher than the 1994 peak - but because they lack room.

"Companies renting offices of 10,000 square feet were regarded as big tenants a decade ago," he said. "Now the real big tenants are renting 100,000 sqft."

Mr Chow was upbeat on the overall market, with no new office supply in Central until the redevelopment of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. More firms were also setting up in Hong Kong while existing firms are expanding.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #2111
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Very impressive!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #2112
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #2113
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Intelligent ICC to set new international green standard

27 November 2007




Sun Hung Kai Properties takes the environment into consideration in all aspects of business. The developer has incorporated over 100 different environmentally-friendly features in its International Commerce Centre project now under construction. These include the new 'Energy Optimizer' air conditioning system and intelligent lifts. ICC will be the third tallest building in the world and it was given the top 'platinum' HK-BEAM ranking provisionally (Building Environmental Assessment Method) for its high environmental standards and green building specifications.

New environmental technology

ICC Project Manager Pau Wai Keung said: "ICC is a world-class development and SHKP is incorporating the most advanced technologies in the design, construction and daily operation. We worked with university researchers to develop the new Energy Optimizer air conditioning system and are installing Hong Kong's first double-decker lift systems that offer energy efficiency and high security. The two technologies are expected to produce significant electricity savings compared with average office buildings, which will be enough each year to supply 6,500 families of four with power for a month."

Energy Optimizer to cut power needs by 15%


SHKP worked with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to develop an air-conditioning system with a central intelligent control, energy consumption monitors, 24-hour housekeeping and more. The system will collect data and analyse it for day-and-night and seasonal variations to provide a baseline for adjusting various aspects of the air conditioning to reduce energy consumption. ICC will be the first building equipped with the new environmental technology, which is expected to reduce energy consumption by 15% compared with the average office building.

12% power saving on lifts


ICC will have Hong Kong's first intelligent lift system incorporating security control and coordinated operation. Passengers will be able to use a smart card in the lift lobby that will allow a computer to assign specific lifts to passengers heading for the same floor. This kind of traffic management is expected to significantly reduce the number of lift stops and starts and trips made, which is projected to use 12% less power than most systems and reduce passengers' waiting time for better business efficiency.

Recycling condensed water

These energy-saving measures are complemented by a new system to recycle condensed water from the air-conditioning system for use in the air-con cooling towers and then as toilet flushing water. The system has been designed to handle 10,000 cubic metres of water annually; enough to fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Indoor air quality

ICC will have hundreds of CO2 detectors throughout the building to monitor air quality and adjust fresh air intake to the building according to usage so as to maintain indoor air quality. The ventilation system will also have removable service panels to facilitate regular inspection and cleaning.

Meeting multinationals' green requirements


Lo King-Wai from Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency (Office Leasing) said that ICC's green dimensions demonstrate SHKP's commitment to the environment and also help leasing. He explained: "ICC is aimed at multinationals and other large companies, and many of them take environmental protection and social responsibility seriously. They want local offices to meet the same environmental standards as their European or North American operations. The superior environmental aspects that SHKP incorporated in ICC meet these stringent requirements, and so make it more attractive to potential tenants."

SHKP also promotes environmental awareness through green property management, such as organizing energy-efficiency, recycling and waste-reduction promotions for office and residential tenants.

Highest green rating


ICC's provisional platinum rating was based on the HK-BEAM Society's evaluation of over 100 criteria including design, construction, operation, maintenance and property management.

New Hong Kong landmark


ICC is the centrepiece of SHKP's Kowloon Station development. The 490-metre, 118-storey tower will set new standards in scale and quality. The project is scheduled for completion in phases from the end of this year to 2010 and will contain grade-A offices, a mall, luxury residences and two top hotels. ICC and Two IFC on the opposite shore will form a 'harbour gateway' and new symbol of Hong Kong in the 21st century.


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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #2114
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ICC will have Hong Kong's first intelligent lift system incorporating security control and coordinated operation. Passengers will be able to use a smart card in the lift lobby that will allow a computer to assign specific lifts to passengers heading for the same floor. This kind of traffic management is expected to significantly reduce the number of lift stops and starts and trips made, which is projected to use 12% less power than most systems and reduce passengers' waiting time for better business efficiency.
i'm curious how the distribution is gonna work.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2115
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great photo rendering!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #2116
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Amazed render, thanks for updating.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #2117
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The central core will top out soon and the steel structure of the hotel section which is above the central core will start construction.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2118
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Look at it shine back out onto the water!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #2120
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the lobby looks stunning.
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