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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:19 AM   #5001
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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:21 AM   #5002
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The original proposal for the Nina Tower was for it to be the "tallest building in the world".
The Bionic Tower also.

And people, the original picture is not by Rachmaninov. It was posted by Skybean (with the link of the original photographer) on the previous page.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:05 AM   #5003
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Hong Konhg is beautifully balanced as it is...it doesnt need any forced statements such as "tallest building in the world"

Leave that for the tin pot places like Dubai.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:40 AM   #5004
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honestly, with such a skyline, I wonder why HK dont have any plans for tallest building in the world!!
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Hong Konhg is beautifully balanced as it is...it doesnt need any forced statements such as "tallest building in the world"

Leave that for the tin pot places like Dubai.
I still belive nothing will go higher than 552m (Victoria Peak altitude) so is too late...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 12:39 PM   #5005
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I still belive nothing will go higher than 552m (Victoria Peak altitude) so is too late...
excellent!
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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:36 PM   #5006
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also, with the explosion in growth just over the border in shenzhen and guangzhou there simply won't be the need for enormous new office buildings. the redevelopment of old industrial areas into secondary business districts, as seen in hong kong island east, kowloon east and tsuen wan, is providing more than enough space. hong kong would benefit a great deal more with 'the worlds biggest park' or 'the world's cleanest buses'. oh to dream...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:03 PM   #5007
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Great picture Rachmaninov - by the way do you play the 'cello?
Hey sorry guys i just quoted the pic from somebody it wasn't me who shot it

yea i do play the cello... what's up :P
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:27 PM   #5008
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Hey sorry guys i just quoted the pic from somebody it wasn't me who shot it

yea i do play the cello... what's up :P
Actually Sergei R played piano - my mistake.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:41 PM   #5009
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Actually Sergei R played piano - my mistake.
lol I played both and I played piano way better.

Anyway, any further pics??
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:31 AM   #5010
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hong kong would benefit a great deal more with 'the worlds biggest park' or 'the world's cleanest buses'. oh to dream...
HK never should or would have the world's largest park... just doesn't have the land area, unless you demolished the entire city maybe! Silly idea; HK has it's hils and jungles and national parks, what makes it so superb is the mix of it's density and general modern ubanity plus the staggering natural geographical beauty.. Huge parks would ruin that imo.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 07:43 AM   #5011
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The city parks are small, but nice.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:17 AM   #5012
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Hong Kong is the "oposite" of New York.

New York have a big park (with lakes) surrounded by highrises...

Hong Kong have highrises surrounded by "park" (the mountains) and "lake" (Victoria Harbour) in the middle...

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:47 AM   #5013
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:11 PM   #5014
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HK never should or would have the world's largest park... just doesn't have the land area, unless you demolished the entire city maybe! Silly idea; HK has it's hils and jungles and national parks, what makes it so superb is the mix of it's density and general modern ubanity plus the staggering natural geographical beauty.. Huge parks would ruin that imo.
In fact, Hong Kong has one of the highest proportion (if not the highest) of natural countryside in terms of land area at roughly three quarters.

Great pics, Oasis Bangkok!!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:22 PM   #5015
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Hong Kong is the "oposite" of New York.

New York have a big park (with lakes) surrounded by highrises...

Hong Kong have highrises surrounded by "park" (the mountains) and "lake" (Victoria Harbour) in the middle...

Nevermind Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong has lakes too.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:28 PM   #5016
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^Well, aren't most of the lakes artificial, though?

Either way, it's true that HK probably has one of the most spectacular natural environments of any city on Earth.

Question: Is the podium at the base of ICC just parking?
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On a recent trip to HK, I spotted several trees in the city and more on the way to the airport.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:23 PM   #5018
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^Well, aren't most of the lakes artificial, though?

Either way, it's true that HK probably has one of the most spectacular natural environments of any city on Earth.

Question: Is the podium at the base of ICC just parking?
Not "most" lakes are artificial, it's "ALL" lakes are artificial.
There is no natural lakes in HK.

In terms of the podium, it's a rail station, public transport interchange, shopping mall, and car park.
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In fact, Hong Kong has one of the highest proportion (if not the highest) of natural countryside in terms of land area at roughly three quarters.

Great pics, Oasis Bangkok!!
If you read his post it's clear that he's aware of Hong Kong's hills and national parkland, and he's right to say that Hong Kong lacks large landscaped urban parks comparable to those in London or New York. There's Victoria Park and Hong Kong Park I suppose but they're not the same.
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If you read his post it's clear that he's aware of Hong Kong's hills and national parkland, and he's right to say that Hong Kong lacks large landscaped urban parks comparable to those in London or New York. There's Victoria Park and Hong Kong Park I suppose but they're not the same.
Although Hong Kong has relatively low man-made landscaped park in the urban area, but these natural country parks are only minutes away from anywhere and they are accessible by public transportation easily.
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