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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #281
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #282
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What an excellent skyline Hong Kong will have in the future! Entry into the harbour with two incredible skyscrapers acting as a gateway on either side.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #283
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the progress of this building seems slow to a lot of people on this forum probably due to the crazy speeds buildings are going up in, for example, dubai and shanghai. compare it to buildings in london and new york and it's rising more than fast enough. maybe buildings have gone up quicker in hong kong before but, as many others have said on this thread, there are several buildings being constructed at the same time on this site so it's bound to be slowed somewhat. perhaps when US6 is nearer completion we will see an increase in speed.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #284
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What an excellent skyline Hong Kong will have in the future! Entry into the harbour with two incredible skyscrapers acting as a gateway on either side.
This is exactly the idea of the developer of IFC & ICC(same developer). They named this project "The Gateway of Victoria Harbor".
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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #285
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^Well they definitely got it right! It's gonna look very dramatic!
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Old February 10th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #286
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too sad they finally decided to cut it short.... no bldgs in HK can be taller than the mountains...
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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #287
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too sad they finally decided to cut it short.... no bldgs in HK can be taller than the mountains...
Not really; 500, 600 or even 700m+ buildings such as the Burj Dubai would look strange in the main skyline; the 2-IFC is already a bit of a misfit. If built 'outside' the main area isolated from the central business district, like Nina Tower was and Bionic was meant to be, it's fine, but then the question arises why a "WTB" was built outside the main areas, especially as it will not attract as high rents and so on...
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #288
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #289
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Not really; 500, 600 or even 700m+ buildings such as the Burj Dubai would look strange in the main skyline; the 2-IFC is already a bit of a misfit. If built 'outside' the main area isolated from the central business district, like Nina Tower was and Bionic was meant to be, it's fine, but then the question arises why a "WTB" was built outside the main areas, especially as it will not attract as high rents and so on...
Still, it'd be nice if the restrictions were eventually lifted, if HK develops to a point when it can support 500-600 m skyscrapers. I agree that tall things like the IFC is a bit of misfit, especially when its placed in the foreground (when viewed from TST).

I hope it keeps its reign as one of the Big Three for many years to come. Hong Kong Forever!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #290
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Nice updates Im not sure of the layout of Hong Kong besides the main city is on an island and Kowloon is the main island and the airport is this located in downtown on Hong Kong Island?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #291
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Feb. 7, from the plane:


from WanChai:




from Hopwell revolving restaurant with main skyline




with Wanchai skyline


from The Peak




Feb. 8, from Star Ferry to Central

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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:20 AM   #292
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HK will finally look the best with this one up.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:32 AM   #293
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excellent photos. lev52= 219m. slowly getting up there
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #294
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Excellent colelction!!!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #295
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It's not even half the completed height yet
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #296
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23 more meters and its half of way ! Thanks for the updates !
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that pic from the plane is just amazing
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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #298
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excellent pics, thx
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #299
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wow very cool pics
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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #300
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Nice updates Im not sure of the layout of Hong Kong besides the main city is on an island and Kowloon is the main island and the airport is this located in downtown on Hong Kong Island?
The main business district is on the northern side of Hong Kong Island, which has the southern tip of the Kowloon PENINSULA (not island) facing it. The New airport is located on a separate island that is largely undeveloped (compared to Kowloon and HK Island) called Lantau Island. The old island WAS in the middle of downtown, but in Kowloon, not Hong Kong Island.

That answers your question, I hope.

For more information you can check any tourist site, or ask me (or any number of forumers who are familiar with Hong Kong)
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