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Old November 13th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #7101
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Don't understand how the lighting can take this long to complete. It better be worth the wait!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #7102
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maybe that is the final lighting that would be very disapointing
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Old November 14th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #7103
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maybe that is the final lighting that would be very disapointing
Why? Just give it a natural lighting - it looks fine.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #7104
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A great tower in a great city!
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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #7105
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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #7106
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Why? Just give it a natural lighting - it looks fine.
I just don't think it would match the other supertalls in HK that's all..
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Old November 14th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #7107
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I'm always so depressed when I see smog in HK which seems more often these days.

Can SOMEONE please sort it out! It's ruining the photos =P
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #7108
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Old November 15th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #7109
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Old November 15th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #7110
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Those roads in front of IFC need some paintwork.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #7111
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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #7112
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Just realized I posted the sentencing but not the plea :

Contractors admit fatal errors on ICC accident
5 November 2010
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Three contractors pleaded guilty yesterday to a total of 49 summonses over the collapse of a work platform at the International Commerce Centre last year that killed six workers.

Sanfield Building Contractors, Wang Wai Construction Works and Well Achieve Construction Company admitted 24, 13 and 12 counts respectively. Acting principal magistrate Abu Bakar bin Wahab adjourned sentencing until November 11.

Kwun Tong Court heard that on four days between September 5 and 13, the companies failed to identify hazardous conditions, provide necessary supervision for safety or provide and maintain a safe system for debris-clearing work inside the lift shaft where the men fell.

The bamboo platform, mounted on a wall on the 27th floor, collapsed on September 13. The men fell 17 floors to the 10th floor.

"It was thought, wrongly, that [the platform] was made of metal," Clive Grossman SC, for principal contractor Sanfield, said. Only three people were supposed to be working on the platform and there were not enough harnesses for six.

The debris-clearing work was not part of the construction project, Grossman said. A complaint about dust had been made by people who had already moved into the ICC, and the contractors had to clear the debris urgently.

An expert said the platform may have already been unsafe for use before the work started, the court heard.

Grossman stressed that Sanfield had an excellent safety record, with accident rates that were a fifth of the average rate in Hong Kong.

The company had already compensated each of the six affected families with HK$1.2 million, and an education fund had been set up to support 14 children until they finished university.

Lawyers for the other two contractors said their clients had relied on Sanfield's good safety record, and had followed its instructions to send workers to the platform.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #7113
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Iv'e never felt height of this building (on pictures) and still dont now why; it seems the each floor's are bit spacious and tall.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #7114
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What the hell...? Is the mothership landing in the background?
Or a window
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Old November 17th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #7116
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ICC hearing date set
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A coroner's inquest on the deaths of six people at the International Commerce Centre last year is to open next month.

During a meeting yesterday with Commissioner for Labour Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching, victims' relatives urged the government to release a full report of the investigation into the tragedy.

Six workers collecting construction waste were killed when a platform plunged 17 floors down a lift shaft at the 118-storey ICC in West Kowloon.

Unionist lawmaker Ip Wai-ming said the Labour Department had vowed to release the report on the first day of the hearing, on December 6. "The relatives all want to know the truth," he said. Ip said the relatives planned to seek further compensation.

They also urged the government to appeal against a ruling that imposed fines of HK$1.4 million on three contractors guilty of 49 offences related to the deaths, citing leniency.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #7118
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Is there a observation deck in the tower? If so, at which height is it located and has it already opened to the public?
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Old November 19th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #7119
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this tower is epic!
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Old November 20th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #7120
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Is there a observation deck in the tower? If so, at which height is it located and has it already opened to the public?
Yes - http://www.shkp.com/en/scripts/news/...?press_id=4088
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