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Old May 3rd, 2009, 09:49 AM   #5021
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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.
There's Kowloon Park too, amongst other smaller 'gardens' and 'parks' scattered around Hong Kong.

And where do you propose we build these massive landscaped urban parks?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 02:11 PM   #5022
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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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There's Kowloon Park too, amongst other smaller 'gardens' and 'parks' scattered around Hong Kong. And where do you propose we build these massive landscaped urban parks?
LOL Kowloon Park - more concrete than park! I know HK has no space for massive landscaped parks (though they could do a better job with Victoria Park), and I also know that the hills are close at hand, but I'm responding to those HK forumers who have jumped down the throat of a guy who is clearly aware of HK's situation (from his profile it appears he lives there?) and is stating an obvious truth - ie that HK lacks classic landscaped urban parks. My girlfriend is from HK and she called me just yesterday from Bangkok where she is now on holiday saying how she wished HK had parks like Bangkok's Lumphini Park or those in London.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 02:50 PM   #5023
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 03:43 PM   #5024
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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.
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I'm responding to those HK forumers who have jumped down the throat of a guy who is clearly aware of HK's situation (from his profile it appears he lives there?) and is stating an obvious truth - ie that HK lacks classic landscaped urban parks.
If you read my post it's clear that I was merely supporting him in his statement "HK never should or would have the world's largest park" and adding my own cent.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 05:29 PM   #5025
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HK already has such an insane density. Is there any space left for parks?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:07 PM   #5026
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We could say that Hong Kong is true vertical city. I would like to go there one day
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:08 PM   #5027
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I know HK has no space for massive landscaped parks and I also know that the hills are close at hand
Right. So cased closed.

What are we debating about then?
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:12 PM   #5028
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This arguement is all cirlces and roundabouts now!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 07:53 PM   #5029
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Everyone, ain't Hong Kong's mountains just as refreshing as parks? Except the part where you have to ascend up the mountain instead of walking on a flat floor?

Hong Kong is really a city thats built towards the air. A little land is left for redevelopment, and mostly, its not for parks, or mainly parks.

Even if a bigger park than Victoria Park is being made, where would the location be?

We would just have to wait and see how the government does to Kai Tak and the current central wan chai reclamation project, and hope those "parks" turn good.

Back on ICC: Does anyone notice that not much progress has been made? Its topped out for quite a while and the only thing I saw is that all four sides of the building have their parapets jacked up. Almost no cladding has been done.

However, the good news is that the upmost cladded part of the building has been habitated! I see lights from there at night.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 08:15 PM   #5030
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 09:09 PM   #5031
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HKSkyline, what do you do in your sig to put a html link to a word? I want to change mine to one like yours as now I've got too many cities!
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #5032
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I'm glad to see the safety netting finally coming down. Now we can really see the sleekness of this tower. What a beauty!
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Old May 4th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #5033
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #5034
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the good thing about hk is that AREN'T many parks..trees ruin cities..hk does a great job of controlling development so that the trees remain out of the way..
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #5035
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #5036
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i see hotel cladding....
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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #5037
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Th gateway effect is clearly visible. Maybe they should build a huge suspension bridge between the two towers?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 01:31 PM   #5038
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Th gateway effect is clearly visible. Maybe they should build a huge suspension bridge between the two towers?
Nah... There's already a cross-harbour tunnel nearby.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #5039
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a bridge would destroy the gate-effect also i think
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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #5040
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Th gateway effect is clearly visible. Maybe they should build a huge suspension bridge between the two towers?
There is already a railway linking the two megatowers. They are only a metro station apart~ and the ride only take 3 minutes.
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