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Old February 17th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #321
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thanks indeed, those are awesome pictures.

what's the purple tower for? is it a crane or something else? it looks massive.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #322
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two days before... the first two were taken through the windows... not very clear at all but we can still see the "roof-garden"









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Old February 17th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #323
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Glass already
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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #324
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Is there going to be a rail station in the middle of this complex? I'm not sure if there is one already or if it's in the planning stages.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #325
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Is there going to be a rail station in the middle of this complex? I'm not sure if there is one already or if it's in the planning stages.



The complex is building above the Kowloon Station which was built in 1998,the West Kowloon Station on the Kowloon Southern Link now under construction and the proposed terminus of the new express cross-border rail line is next to ICC ,the next tallest building of Hong Kong will be at the juncture of three rail lines!


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Old February 18th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #326
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Thanks for the updates guys! Hong Kong is going to have on hell of a skyline in a couple of years!
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Old February 18th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #327
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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.
I really think it has more to do with their building schedule, rather than HK's capability to build fast. This tower was planned to finish in two phases. The first one is due to complete by the end of this year, and the current construction status is already beyond what they need to build for phase 1. And i believe phase 2 is due to complete by end of 2009, so I think that's why the growth of the core, and the floor slabs are slow now. It will pick up later though i think.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #328
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maybe thats why it isnt growing as fast as burj dubai? the burj is allready very very slender.. I am no engineer and i dont know if that really is a good explanation though..
you are correct about this. Actually, the Discovery channel program about Burj dubai two weeks ago also mentioned that the higher they go, the flow time to build one floor has decreased due to its floor size (being smaller at top).
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Old February 18th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #329
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have also thought it'll have 118 floors or not?
thats a fluke from original "floor ht" they reduced it due to some building guidelines...

it still remained "118 floors" they change the lower floors designation to retain the "118 floor" but for your information chinese doesnt like numbers that ends with 4. MEANING: it doesnt have 4th floor, 14, 24, 34 and so on...
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Old February 18th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #330
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Glass already
yup, thats the spandrel glass only meaning it aint vison glass for the layman...


pics fro, inside the bldg

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these are the spandrel units ready to be installed. or probably installed by this time..

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this is what they call the 'dragon tail" at the podium

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im amazed that many people are fascinated by this skyscraper... i did not feel the excitement when i was inside this building unlike when i was in burj dubai.

yes people, i walked inside thes 2 skyscapers 4 days apart...
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Old February 18th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #331
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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #332
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feel bored..:




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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #333
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never bored of it.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #334
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, awesome night-shots.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #335
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the 2nd is just so amazing
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Old February 20th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #336
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WOWWWWW

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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #337
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you got a massive version of either of those pictures?? they look the perfect size for a 2 monitor wallpaper
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #338
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the second is the most beautiful

great photo

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you got a massive version of either of those pictures?? they look the perfect size for a 2 monitor wallpaper
here we go:


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Old February 21st, 2007, 09:08 PM   #340
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That is SWEEEEEEEEET. HK has changed so much since I was there 10 yrs ago.
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