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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #5041
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I think the bloke was being sarcastic - he meant 'literally' between the two towers...
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #5042
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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!
You can use the "[ url = http://www.something.com ] Something [ /url ]" tags.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #5043
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I think the bloke was being sarcastic - he meant 'literally' between the two towers...
Humerous not sarcastic!
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #5044
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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..
trees do not ruin cities! it's always good to have some greenery in the city - I definetely would not prefer to live in a purely artificial environment
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #5045
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trees do not ruin cities! it's always good to have some greenery in the city - I definetely would not prefer to live in a purely artificial environment
I hope the other guy was just being sarcastic
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Old May 4th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #5046
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I hope the other guy was just being sarcastic
Is not the first time... He is very against trees for somme reason...
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #5047
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #5048
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Humerous not sarcastic!
Sarcasm is humourous.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #5049
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Old May 5th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #5050
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WOOW VIP in plane? I could never dream of that. And ur even allowed to take pics of outside the plane, I got told off for just looking outide with binoculars.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #5051
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Totally awesome. Love it.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #5052
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WOOW VIP in plane? I could never dream of that. And ur even allowed to take pics of outside the plane, I got told off for just looking outide with binoculars.
What airline did you fly for? I always fly economy, and have never been asked to not take pictures.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #5053
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What airline did you fly for? I always fly economy, and have never been asked to not take pictures.
that's the new Cathay Pacific flat bed business class seat for long haul flight.
i think they are getting more popular in other airlines now, but since it's green, it's more likely to be cathay.

and you are not supposed to use any electronic devices, including digital camera, during take off and landing. so if you were told not to do so, it's you violating the law, not the crew being ruin. but......... i know many of us do violate the rule to take picture during that take off and landing period for some good aerial photos.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:48 AM   #5054
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The ICC is really great. It is huge, it is larger than the Sears? Once completed, the largest highrise building in the world?

However, these buildings around it look like shit. Hong Kong has a very large number of tall buildings, but most of the buildings over 150 meters and less than 250 meters build in the last 10 years have very bad architecture.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #5055
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^Just like most of the boring grey/black, steel/aluminum/concrete boxes that proliferated around the world in the '60s and '70s.

I actually like The Arch; I think it's a very interesting concept, but I suppose I agree with you, Guaporense, in the sense that the detail work could've been more carefully planned. But yeah, most of the other buildings in and around Kowloon have few redeeming qualities other than sheer massiveness (which may not be a redeeming quality anyway). That's the trouble with residential buildings; it's hard to design a unified facade around continuous balconies.

ICC, however, continues to amaze.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #5056
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I don't think many people disagree with the Arch being a bit of a disappointment. Although I think it looks rather sharp at night time. The purple / gold spotlight underneath the arch looks fantastic. It gives it a cyber look.

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I don't think it looks great, but it's not that bad. I think it could have been much worse.

With regards to shorter buildings, there are some real gems that are never posted much. Highcliff, Summit, One Peking Road, AIG Tower, Landmark East, Langham Place, a bunch of others that I don't know the name of, etc.
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But I agree, for the most part, residential buildings could probably be better.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:05 AM   #5057
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great picture....
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #5058
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outside of central park, nyc is practically devoid of trees and it looks great..hk has trees in just the right places so that they dont get in the way..

by the way, the arch is a great building..looks like a giant transformer
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #5059
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The ICC is really great. It is huge, it is larger than the Sears? Once completed, the largest highrise building in the world?

However, these buildings around it look like shit. Hong Kong has a very large number of tall buildings, but most of the buildings over 150 meters and less than 250 meters build in the last 10 years have very bad architecture.
Sorry - Shanghai World Financial Center 492 meters and not highrise, but supertall (both towers)

Sears is only 442 meters unless you include the points then it is 527 meters.

I wish that ICC was still named Union Square Seven or something like that.

Sorry -- 'points' -- My real intention is to say 'antennae'

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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #5060
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the glasses or cladding should be either taking cover of whole of the structure of very small. anythinbg inbetween in size looks so awkward and bad.
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