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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #5241
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Old June 4th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #5242
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lovley picture!!! cutting of the surrounding towers really makes you see the height of this monster tower!!

been there my self and it seemed to be half its size.. but here you can see it!! love it! one of the best towers in the world!
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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #5243
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Great pictures, keep them coming!
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haha this statement is so ignorant, really more money in london than NYC? how stupid do you sound saying that? let me answer: extremely stupid, NYC is the financial capital of the world, more billionaires live in NYC than any other city (now that moscow is gone), NYC has more skyscrapers than any other city, comparable to hong kong
The ignorant speaks of ignorance, how ironic!

I think you are even more stupider because you do not acknowledge the fact that the owners & issuers of the fiat currency circulating in the American economy, and probably your wallet along with those of all the billionaires residing in NYC, actually belongs not to you or the billionaires (or even your government), but to a bunch of men sitting in offices at St. Swithin's Lane, London, England.

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Old June 5th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #5244
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it can see 2 monster towers has standing at HK....
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Old June 5th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #5245
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would you retards please stop with your nationalistic bullshit and get back on topic?
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Old June 5th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #5246
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"More stupider."

Anyway, I like how that picture posted by christos-greece looks all vintage.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #5247
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Hong Kong is #1
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr/
http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html
http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html
http://citynoise.org/article/3432

The 500th tallest building in Hong Kong is 127m tall with 40 floors and the 500th tallest in NYC is St Patricks Cathedral at 103m.

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Old June 5th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #5248
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Hong Kong is #1
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr/
http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html
http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html
http://citynoise.org/article/3432

The 500th tallest building in Hong Kong is 127m tall with 40 floors and the 500th tallest in NYC is St Patricks Cathedral at 103m.
As a local, i'm glad that HK rates high on the chart, but just FYI, the data from http://homepages.ipact.nl/ was compiled from http://www.emporis.com, and the source of the data from http://www.emporis.com is contributed by......well, everyone, which means that information from both sites is not 100% accurate.

as for http://www.diserio.com/ & http://citynoise.org/article/3432, it is just a single person's opinion, i don't see how significant it is.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 02:55 AM   #5249
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This forum is supposed to be for people to come and express their love for skyscrapers, not for petty my city/country vs. your city/country debates

New York and Hong Kong have very similar height indexes; together, they are the world's skyscraper kings. Why bother arguing?
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Old June 6th, 2009, 05:35 AM   #5250
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That pic shows two magnificient icons of Asia and the world. Almost there ICC !
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #5251
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This forum is supposed to be for people to come and express their love for skyscrapers, not for petty my city/country vs. your city/country debates

New York and Hong Kong have very similar height indexes; together, they are the world's skyscraper kings. Why bother arguing?
Ahh,, its the "s" (plural) in the king that bothers some people. They don't want the title to be shared with another city, and want to keep their crown to their city.

I do not wish to discuss this further.

Back on topic, does anyone think the construction pace of ICC is a bit slow? Burj Dubai started one or two years later than ICC, and is schedueled to complete a few months before ICC. When its floor area is larger than that of ICC (And its height is much taller too)

But I would love to see this baby complete
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Old June 6th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #5252
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The construction speed of Burj Dubai is definitely faster than ICC, however, please notice that ICC is already occupied, more than 90% of the office space has been leased.......the tower is MAKING MONEY day by day for the Dev since last year (June?)......and please don't forget that office space in Hong Kong is more expensive than you can imagine......
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #5253
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Yes I do know that ICC opened in stages, so when ICC is fully clad, it means it can be occupied in a month or so. (For phrase 4 only, since Phrase 1-3 would be occupied when its fully clad)

When the Burj is fully clad, it would probably take a few more months till its occupied since they still need to finish the work inside.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #5254
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New photo (from May 2009):
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Old June 7th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #5255
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Hong Kong is #1
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr/
http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html
http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html
http://citynoise.org/article/3432

The 500th tallest building in Hong Kong is 127m tall with 40 floors and the 500th tallest in NYC is St Patricks Cathedral at 103m.
That as it may be, New York has the 'higher' downtown. A fair amount of Hong Kong's 150m+ buildings are 'podium residentials' in "new towns", or buildings in areas like Tsuen Wan.

There are not as many 150m+ and 200m+ buildings between North Point and Sheung Wan as I guess there would be in Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

However, this is better for Hong Kong. Building highrises on the hills (Mid-Levels East, Mid-Levels Central and Mid-Levels West) creates an effect that showcases Hong Kong's main skyline to be taller than it is.

Also not having too many tall buildings in "downtown" means the standout buildings can really stand out (still think 2-IFC should have been built a bit more inland though).

This doesn't happen in Manhattan, and hence creates a strange effect whereby from some angles the skyline just looks like a stretched version of a mid-sized American city, when in fact all the buildings are in fact rather tall.



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Old June 7th, 2009, 08:24 AM   #5256
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amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old June 7th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #5257
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and hence creates a strange effect whereby from some angles the skyline just looks like a stretched version of a mid-sized American city, when in fact all the buildings are in fact rather tall.
It happens to Dubai too, you dont see whats the big deal in the picture, in fact most of the buildings are 300m+.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #5258
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Thank you for the comment @LASTKA more photos soon
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #5259
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only old pics?
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Old June 7th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #5260
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guys, please don't start City vs. City here. this thread is about the ICC in Hongkong and not the skyline of NYC or Dubai!
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