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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #4861
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #4862
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Can we leave the crane up there forever so ICC is higher the Sears Tower in any mean?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #4863
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I've always wondered where this photo is taken from. Lai King? I really want to head here when I'm back in HK to take a photo from this angle. Anyone know how to get here? Thanks!
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #4864
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Can we leave the crane up there forever so ICC is higher the Sears Tower in any mean?
I remember when they were constructing the 2-IFC.

The 2-IFC + crane would cause such a silhouette come dusk that it looked like the Devil himself. I wanted then to have that crane up there forever.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:52 AM   #4865
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:08 AM   #4866
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love to see the work in progress
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:11 AM   #4867
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So this building is basically topped out.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:22 PM   #4868
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just lik culwalla's diagram shows.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:31 PM   #4869
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t/o? oh ill fly tonite to HK. whose name among you want to be written on top of ICC?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:43 PM   #4870
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_00_deathscar on ICC will look nice.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:02 PM   #4871
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I went in Honk Kong 10 years ago. I was in a hotel, on the same side as ICC. The view was absolutely amazing, and during the night that was unreal.

I can't imagine how it look today, with those new towers.

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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM   #4872
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t/o? oh ill fly tonite to HK. whose name among you want to be written on top of ICC?
Mine? lol
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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:42 PM   #4873
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t/o? oh ill fly tonite to HK. whose name among you want to be written on top of ICC?
'Shin Hyun Joon' in Korean and can you take picture of it please? haha

But that would be well nice. Are you really going HK today?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:55 PM   #4874
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Financial firms spearhead move to iconic building
27 March 2009
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Construction of the top floor in what will be Hong Kong's tallest building - the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon - is now under way, giving the iconic tower a height of 490 metres.

Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties said the 118-floor ICC, above Kowloon MTR, had been met with overwhelmingly enthusiastic responses from potential tenants since it was offered for lease.

"More than 80 per cent of the total gross floor space has been committed to," a company spokesman said. "Standing at a staggering 490 metres when fully completed, ICC is already the world's third-tallest, and the tallest building in Hong Kong."

Leading financial institutions, such as Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, spearheaded the move from Central to this new commercial, residential and transport hub in Kowloon.

More recent tenants include ABN Amro, China Haidian, EFG Bank, SNP Vite and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (formerly called Titan Resources).

"All of these tenants have already started their operations at the ICC. Deutsche Bank, another anchor tenant of the ICC, will also move in the mega tower in phases," the spokesman said.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong will occupy the 102nd to the 118th floor at the top, making it the tallest hotel in Asia. "Forming the 'Harbour Gateway' together with Two IFC, the ICC will have more in store for its tenants and the public than the typical commercial tower complex. Apart from The Ritz-Carlton, the 118-storey landmark will feature a private tenants club and a tourist and cultural spot - the Observation Deck on the 100th floor.

"Part of the mixed-use complex at Kowloon station, the ICC embodies exceptional building and infrastructure specifications, management services and on-site hotel and accommodation in one convenient package," the spokesman said.

"Together with Hong Kong's largest shopping mall - Elements with its wide ranging catering, shopping and entertainment facilities - guests and tenants at the ICC can experience the ultimate luxury at their fingertips."

In the world of engineering, the ICC is already becoming renowned for the 83 lifts and 37 escalators that have been installed by Jardine Schindler.

The tower will boast the longest lift shafts of any building in the world. Shuttle lifts, manufactured especially by Schindler, will connect the ground to floor 118 and travel at more than 30km/h, completing the journey in less than a minute.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:01 PM   #4875
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^490m is sea level height or above hong kong harbour. which i suppose is right.
the bit about longest lift shaft is incorect. i think burj dubai has lev138/514m long shaft
but this is a great tower!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:02 PM   #4876
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t/o? oh ill fly tonite to HK. whose name among you want to be written on top of ICC?
culwulla was ere!! ;-)
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Old April 1st, 2009, 03:19 PM   #4877
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Mine too.. hehe
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Old April 1st, 2009, 03:27 PM   #4878
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Me too if possible!

I can't wait to go to the 100th floor...!!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 08:03 PM   #4879
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So , after seeing those last posts ICC is T/O?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM   #4880
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Taken yesterday from Mongkok MTR-station (in the middle, background), this tower is massive, more impressive than 2-IFC in my opinion, too bad I couldn't take more pics...

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