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Old April 1st, 2008, 06:20 AM   #2821
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Words fail me to describe how much I love your diagrams.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:29 AM   #2822
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Words fail me to describe how much I love your diagrams.

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I agree. It always takes me a few minutes to sit down and analyze his diagrams. The detail is superb and the information it conveys puts everything in to a perfect perspective.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 02:33 PM   #2823
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W-Hotel at Kowloon Station set to redefine luxury hospitality
1 April 2008



The Group's W-Hotel at Kowloon Station is scheduled to open in the middle of 2008. The first W-Hotel establishment in Hong Kong in The Cullinan II will blend international and oriental design in about 400 deluxe rooms that set new standards for Hong Kong's hotel industry.

Open mid 2008

The Group is opening the first W-Hotel in Hong Kong above Kowloon Station in mid 2008. The hotel will take up 25 floors between the first and 38th floors of The Cullinan II with about 400 deluxe rooms. Four floors will be set aside exclusively for two gourmet restaurants, a grand ballroom, five conference rooms and a W-Living VIP lounge. An elegant spa and an outdoor swimming pool will be available to hotel guests and tenants of the deluxe HarbourView Place serviced suites.

International design with local flair


W-Hotel Hong Kong will have interiors by acclaimed Japanese and Australian designers in line with W-Hotel's worldwide emphasis on internationalism with local features. The designs fuse elegance and comfort with traditional Chinese five-elements concept. The opulent interiors and the distinctive architecture will redefine luxury hospitality.



World-class designers

Japanese Glamorous is noted for restaurant, pub and shopping centre designs, with projects in Japan, New York, London, Hong Kong and on the mainland. Principal Yasumichi Morita has an original style that goes beyond interior design to graphics and other products. Australian g+a is a boutique design firm specializing in high-end residential projects. It did the interiors of many hotels in Australia and projects in Hong Kong and on the mainland. The firm believes that consolidating architecture and interiors in a detailed approach is key to unique design. Principal Nicholas Graham often finishes projects personally with custom fabrics, furniture, accessories and artwork that make each one unique.

Executive accommodation

The W-Hotel Hong Kong will offer personalized hospitality and full service to its top clientele of modern executives. Its location at Kowloon Station close to the Elements shopping centre will provide some of the best shopping and entertainment in town, while splendid views of Kowloon Peninsula and Victoria Harbour will add further appeal.



Easy accessibility

The Kowloon Station location offers maximum transport ease, being in the heart of a future business and cultural hub above the Airport Express Station next to the Western Harbour Crossing with fast links to the East and West rails via the West Kowloon MTR station. It will take just 20 minutes to get to the airport, three minutes to Central by rail and 20 minutes to the Lok Ma Chau border via Route 3. Future rail lines including the Kowloon Southern Link, Northern Link and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will make connections even easier.

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 04:53 AM   #2824
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #2825
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I HATE to be negative, but i personally think that this is the second most BORING supertall ever constructed....right behind wtc. i mean.....square and go straight up...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big effing deal!!!!!!!!!!! now the Burj Dubai, Guangzou TV Tower, Chicago Spire, even the empire state building all have some character and finess'. But i wish that supertalls of this magnatude of unimaginativeness should not even be on the list. But, thats just my opinion.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 09:31 AM   #2826
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:15 AM   #2827
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I HATE to be negative, but i personally think that this is the second most BORING supertall ever constructed....right behind wtc. i mean.....square and go straight up...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big effing deal!!!!!!!!!!! now the Burj Dubai, Guangzou TV Tower, Chicago Spire, even the empire state building all have some character and finess'. But i wish that supertalls of this magnatude of unimaginativeness should not even be on the list. But, thats just my opinion.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:26 AM   #2828
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I HATE to be negative, but i personally think that this is the second most BORING supertall ever constructed....right behind wtc. i mean.....square and go straight up...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big effing deal!!!!!!!!!!! now the Burj Dubai, Guangzou TV Tower, Chicago Spire, even the empire state building all have some character and finess'. But i wish that supertalls of this magnatude of unimaginativeness should not even be on the list. But, thats just my opinion.
i donr know about that. its not straight up. it tapers. it has an enormous dragon tail . the top will consist of 4 opaque fins. just wait 6months
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:12 PM   #2829
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lol, dunno about that, he's been here for a year and he's made 15 posts
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:14 PM   #2830
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i donr know about that. its not straight up. it tapers. it has an enormous dragon tail . the top will consist of 4 opaque fins. just wait 6months
Neither is the freedom tower, actually. I find the height to be a bit of cheating, but the tower itself is quite nice.

Personally, I can't stand the Chicago spire (Reminds me of a drill bit) and I don't like the TV tower much, lol.

To each his own, I suppose.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 12:27 PM   #2831
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 02:39 PM   #2833
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 05:01 PM   #2834
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:57 PM   #2835
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I HATE to be negative, but i personally think that this is the second most BORING supertall ever constructed....right behind wtc. i mean.....square and go straight up...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big effing deal!!!!!!!!!!! now the Burj Dubai, Guangzou TV Tower, Chicago Spire, even the empire state building all have some character and finess'. But i wish that supertalls of this magnatude of unimaginativeness should not even be on the list. But, thats just my opinion.
and for me this tower is one of the best skyscrapers ever
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 09:02 PM   #2836
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I HATE to be negative, but i personally think that this is the second most BORING supertall ever constructed....right behind wtc. i mean.....square and go straight up...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big effing deal!!!!!!!!!!! now the Burj Dubai, Guangzou TV Tower, Chicago Spire, even the empire state building all have some character and finess'. But i wish that supertalls of this magnatude of unimaginativeness should not even be on the list. But, thats just my opinion.
Well I love it and I loved the old World Trade Center too. The supertalls I hate are the ugly ones such as Sears Tower or Taipei 101.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 09:28 PM   #2837
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Straightness and squareness are cheaper to build and provide more office space. Despite its height the Burj Dubai has no more floor space than Sears Tower. Also, I love the subtle tapering of the sides of this tower.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:41 PM   #2838
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How can you call this boring? square and straight up? what do you mean?
look at its shape from the base till the top, its just a beautiful monster!
I love it, its one of the best towers in the world when finished!
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:00 AM   #2839
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Close to topping out? It's only 406m.

I think the renders showed so much potential, but I think the building has been poorly executed. The lines are not slender curves but angular and make the building look stub (I'm aware it hasn't reached it's full height).

That said, its height is impressive.

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 12:08 AM   #2840
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shaun-make sure you scroll back a page or 2.
its amazing what you may find.
answer-ICC is a long way before topping out.
the upper 20 floors are totally different construction and shape compared to other 100 floors.
construction will slow down significantly.
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nah, no where near topping out.
still at m4-1. 1st of mechanicals or 406m, still another 80m!!
it may stay at this level for a while. the upper 20 floors are intricate compared to lower 100 floors

floor plate columns have caught up/ now at lev100
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