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Old February 7th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #4461
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I still can't get over the fact that they ruined this complex with Sorrento, Arch and Harbourside.
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Just look at the skyline in the background.
Even if the building is kinda ugly, the view from The Arch Penthouse is amazing... (especially because you can't see The Arch )

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Old February 7th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #4462
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this is the roof? those flowers wont last long (naked inside an hour)
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Old February 7th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #4463
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Old February 7th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #4464
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The wall behind the tv is annoying.
Btw who wants to watch tv, when you have this amazing view over the skyline?
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Old February 8th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #4465
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This building will be in the clouds a lot, I bet. Not much to see then...
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Old February 8th, 2009, 06:42 AM   #4466
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Old February 8th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #4467
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Incredible pics! This tower just keeps looking better and better.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #4468
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Look how nice the Cullinan is looking too. Oh for switching around the other three
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Old February 8th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #4469
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Great pics indeed
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Old February 8th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #4470
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awesome city - awesome skyline.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #4471
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They shoudl have put the exact same thing as that on the place of harbourside and the arch.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #4472
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I guess the height is calculated up to the ceiling of the last floor (which is probably at 484m). I think external parapets don't count. I marked it on the plan. The "main roof" is at 479.73 meters.

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those heights are RL;s= sea level.
Most architectural plans of skyscrapers are indicated as height above sea level.
the ground floor is RL5.9m. top is Rl489m (was RL490m) thus 483m above grd!!!
i also have same plans.
but looks like the top parapet has come down a 1metre.?? so its not 484m BUT 483m.
you must be able to read plans before maiking assumptions.

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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #4473
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That makes sense. But are you sure you are both using the same plan? The font seems different.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #4474
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my lower diagram is a section. the ground floor doesnt change.
woami would be confirm with me.
here is earlier plan showing 490m height, must have refined the huge parapet.
there are NO floors above 118. the parapet is 9.2m high!

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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #4475
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After all the family drama @ SHKP, kinda funny to not see all the sons but the mom there @ the hotel opening.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #4476
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Old February 9th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #4477
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Whahahaha very very great!!!
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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:15 PM   #4478
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As Hong Kong's gigantic International Commerce Centre (ICC) takes shape, production for some of the tower's 80-plus elevators is underway at Schindler's EBI Works in Switzerland.


The ICC will boast some of Schindler's most impressive products, including 40 "double deck" elevators, and 18 high-speed ones. These, and more, will be needed to cope with traffic in the tower, which will eventually stretch half a kilometre into the sky.

"For the first stage everything is defined to the day," says Ivo Häfliger, ICC project manager at EBI Works. And so it needs to be because the building's first tenants are due to move into the lower floors by the end of 2007.

They will spend almost two years working in a "growing" building, as floors above are continually added until completion, scheduled for 2009.


Tallest in the world


The ICC is a project of superlatives. One of the four tallest structures in the world; it will eventually contain 83 elevators and 41 escalators. Taken together, its elevator shafts will stretch more than 14 kilometres, and the double-decks speeding up and down the tower will reach velocities of 9 m/s.

Unusually for a skyscraper, the ICC has a flat top, which means elevators will literally reach the roof. The longest run for a double-deck elevator will be an impressive 396m, but one service/fire-fighter elevator will have a staggering 474m run – almost the entire height of the vast tower, which stretches to 484m, with 118 floors.


Logistical challenge

Getting so many elevators – and the machines that will eventually move them - from Switzerland to Hong Kong is an immense logistical challenge in itself. The components for first 20 double-deck elevators are due to arrive by summer 2007, including double-deck cars and immensely powerful elevator machines (see "Monster machine gets light-blue coat" below).


Jump lifts


Elevators are also helping in the construction, with so-called "jump lifts" ferrying material upwards as the tower takes shape. Schindler is providing eight of these.

Keeping people moving in this vast urban space will be the job of Schindler's traffic management system. Using complex algorithms, it calculates which elevator will reach which floor fastest, and directs passengers to the car taking the most direct route to their floor.

Elevators are equipped with "E-vision", which allows entertainment to be projected into the cabin.




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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #4479
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this building is simply amazing...
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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #4480
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