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Old September 10th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #3641
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I think HK chinese are still the main driving force for HK's achievement today. But it's the British control which prevent us from being ruined by Communism.
If Britain didn't govern Hong Kong, the city would not exist as it does today. It would have become a mere satellite town of Shenzhen, and the name Hong Kong would still refer to a fishing village near present-day Aberdeen. It was the British that mistook a village name and applied it to the entire Island, then the entire territory that is today's Hong Kong SAR.

It is amazing that several small pieces of China did not suffer a 20-30 year regression due to the failures of the Communist era and the Cultural Revolution.

This has everything to do with ICC.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #3642
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Old September 12th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #3643
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #3644
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Old September 12th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #3645
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sharp pictures, liked them a lot.

And following is a painfully funny/wrong comment.

"But it's the British control which prevent us from being ruined by Communism."

So some people can think that opium and being controlled by a person, whose only aim exploitation, is better than being a part of their own people/country.

Learn some HISTORY.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #3646
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All right .. let's move away from politics and get back to the construction status of this huge monster.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #3647
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Supreme photos!!! The building has such a great impact on the skyline.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #3648
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are they constructing it Simultaneously . those are really big towers...
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #3649
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:55 AM   #3650
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sharp pictures, liked them a lot.

And following is a painfully funny/wrong comment.

"But it's the British control which prevent us from being ruined by Communism."

So some people can think that opium and being controlled by a person, whose only aim exploitation, is better than being a part of their own people/country.

Learn some HISTORY.
I am not gonna take a pro-british stance here, but i really think that the truth is that, by the time communism reached china, there was no longer any opium trade (at least not government backed, even today there is a lot of drug-trafficing though). And the reason why Hong Kong is a prosperous area today is because of the low-tax, hands-off approach (quite contrary to exploatation IMHO) by the british administration. The economic freedom coupled with the hardworking population of Hong Kong is what made it rich and prosperous. A lot of people forget today that, it wasnt china that made Hong kong rich, or the trade with china. Hong Kong did it all by itself. In fact, you could say, that it was Hong Kong that helped china getting rich! Of course it works both ways today, but thats a global thing, not just HK-China have that kind of relationship.

Sorry if it was off topic guys, just couldnt help myself. Hong Kong is just such a great place and Hong Kongers should be proud of what they have accomplished with and without help from Britain (in the past) and China (today and in the future).

Its gonna be a great building and the last pics was super quality, thanks for posting!
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Old September 12th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #3651
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Old September 12th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #3652
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The fact that there is going to be an observation deck greatly reduces my urge to stay at the new Ritz in the top half of the tower. That being said, the harbour views there should easily beat the views from similar-grade office buildings on the island side.

Yet the rent now is about half that of Central.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #3653
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DONT YOU FEEL ITS RISE HAS SLOWDOWN? CHECK THE PICS
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Old September 12th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #3654
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No, i don't think that it's slow. There is just a year difference and there is a huge change between these 2 pictures. The construction slowed down after the steel part has started.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:17 PM   #3655
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IT looks so amazingly this in that photo, it just outclasses all the flat and wide buildings around it with boulders of writings on them.

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Old September 12th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #3656
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SNP Vite begins operations within International Commerce Centre



10 September 2008

SNP Vite Limited, one of Asia's foremost financial printing companies, began successfully operating its business on the 20th floor of International Commerce Centre (ICC) in June following a relocation from its Central offices. SNP Vite is one of a number of companies that have already moved into ICC with many more to follow over the coming months.

ICC's tenants represent a broad spectrum of industries highlighting its growing reputation as a major new centre for commerce in Hong Kong.

"We are pleased to have SNP Vite, as well as a number of other tenants, already successfully operating within ICC. This exceptional development offers excellent infrastructure and management services as well as a rare mix of office space, retail, hotel and luxury serviced accommodation which has enabled us to attract a varied portfolio of prestigious tenants," said Mr. Lo King Wai, General Manager of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency.

"Our relocation was made very easy by the ICC team who did everything they could to accommodate all our requests. As a result, our move was very smooth, and with seamless business continuity. This was made easier by the attention to detail paid by Sun Hung Kai Properties while planning the building, the flexibility and understanding of the on-site team, and support by the technologically advanced infrastructure," said Christabel Lee, Managing Director of SNP Vite.

"ICC offers top quality office space in one of Hong Kong's most accessible locations, which made the choice to locate the headquarters of our thriving business here easy," added Christabel Lee.

SNP Vite joins ABN AMRO's new branch, China Haidian, EFG Bank and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (formerly called Titan Resources), who have all recently moved into ICC, and will be followed by Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley later this year and in 2009.

Located at Kowloon Station this 118 storey mixed-use development will be the third largest building in the world and offers approximately 2.5 million sq-ft of Grade A office space, providing much needed world class office facilities in the city. The mega-tower is expected to complete in 2010.

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Old September 13th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #3657
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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #3658
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how tall and at what floor is the tower now ?
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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #3659
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Very tall and at at some high floor.

In other words, I have not a clue...
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