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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #2181
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On a more serious note, is that the lighting in the room playing tricks or is the bottom half of the model's façade (assuming it's done very very realistically) way more mirrory than the top half?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #2182
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On a more serious note, is that the lighting in the room playing tricks or is the bottom half of the model's façade (assuming it's done very very realistically) way more mirrory than the top half?
the top part of the tower is slanted
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #2183
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #2184
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Exchange Square looks so tiny. ICC is starting to look quite big from the Peak.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #2185
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i love seeing buildings that i use in simcity


this one is going to look awesome
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #2186
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Excellent pictures of Hong Kong.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #2187
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Old December 12th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #2188
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #2189
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yes the reason ICC still doesn't look to tall (at 92 stories this week) is because it's so damn massive in terms of floor size. It appears the floors are twice the size of SWFC or IFC2 and because of it's width it place tricks on you when you look at it.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #2190
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #2191
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The picture, or ICC, or that erected ***** of planet earth
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #2192
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I keep expecting the ICC (when complete) to tower over IFC, but I don't think it will because they are not in close proximity to each other like the Jin Mao is to the SWFC.

Although the ICC is taller if stood next to IFC, will it really appear to be taller because it's across the harbour? or will they appear to be level with each other.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #2193
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Roughly 2x height of Harbourside right beside it... You can imagine its height in the pictures. One of the few cities in which a 250m building is dwarfed.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #2194
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i dont think icc would look taller than ifc when completed.

i remember there is a render showing a ray of light connecting the top of icc and ifc.

that ray of light looks parallel to the sea, so i guess they would look like they have the same height
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Old December 13th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #2195
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I think 2IFC will still look taller than ICC, because ICC is much more massive and it's neighbours are taller than the close neighbours of 2IFC and that makes the tower look smaller...
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Old December 13th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #2196
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are we seeing this building built thanks to hong kong being handed back to the chinese? are we going to see more on the kowloon peninsula? is this part of the SAR?

i really like the neighbouring buildings, particularly the pink one with the ludicrous sky bridge. very fun!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #2197
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are we seeing this building built thanks to hong kong being handed back to the chinese? are we going to see more on the kowloon peninsula? is this part of the SAR?

i really like the neighbouring buildings, particularly the pink one with the ludicrous sky bridge. very fun!
The land was created over a decade ago as part of the new airport project, which was envisioned by the British but construction straddled the handover. Part of the new airport project included a new rail line and the subway operator was given rights to build on top of major stations along the route. ICC was part of that vision to create a huge new upscale community around Kowloon Station. The timing is quite good because now that the economy is booming, rents in the traditional core areas on Hong Kong Island have risen substantially, and ICC offers superb facilities at a fraction of the price just across the harbour. As a result, a number of investment banks have signed leases to expand their operations in HK and move their HQ to ICC.

Kowloon in general should see more skyscrapers in the future now that the old airport at Kai Tak has closed. Height restrictions have been eased, and there have been a number of major projects here and there. However, people are now concerned with the arrangement of these new tall buildings and how they are impacting existing mid-rise neighborhoods, so these types of developments are expected to come under more scrutiny in the days to come.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #2198
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are we seeing this building built thanks to hong kong being handed back to the chinese? are we going to see more on the kowloon peninsula? is this part of the SAR?

i really like the neighbouring buildings, particularly the pink one with the ludicrous sky bridge. very fun!
The Arch? It's not a skybridge, it's a private clubhouse with swimming pool.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #2199
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very informative, hkskyline. did the british plan it because they owned koyloon as well as hong kong? i thought they just owned hong kong.

ICC does sound good for tennants... it is so close to the airport, and right by the tunnel to HK.

will most of the new high rise in kowloon be created by demolishing existing buildings do you think?

it's very interesting to look at this on google earth. you can see ICC going up. and there are 3d models.

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sweet!
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very informative, hkskyline. did the british plan it because they owned koyloon as well as hong kong? i thought they just owned hong kong.

ICC does sound good for tennants... it is so close to the airport, and right by the tunnel to HK.

will most of the new high rise in kowloon be created by demolishing existing buildings do you think?

it's very interesting to look at this on google earth. you can see ICC going up. and there are 3d models.



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The British colony included Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

New skyscrapers in Kowloon include both new buildings on new land, such as ICC, but the bulk of future developments will involve demolishing old buildings to make way for new, taller buildings.
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