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Old December 12th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #7181
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wow what an immense reflection in the water!
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #7182
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #7183
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I like the lighting, it's like a beacon of light.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #7184
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I agree. The next one will likely be the TST waterfront... Not to get off topic but any idea how that one is progressing? Last I saw the old building was already torn down...
Still an empty site, but what will grow there will be tall : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=766852
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #7185
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Well, it lives up to the renders at night, at least. It looks 10x better than it does during the day.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:54 AM   #7186
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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #7187
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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #7188
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Well, it lives up to the renders at night, at least. It looks 10x better than it does during the day.
I agree the blue cladding does not doe it for me. A silver colored tower would have more classy.

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Old December 18th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #7189
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That last pano. City porn. Enough said.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #7190
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I know i've asked this every time i've been back, but where was that last pano taken from?

What are some good view points (aside from the peak) i can go to take pics, and which ones are safe at night?

I've been told that some of those mountains are not necessarily the safest places when it gets dark.

Oh, lastly which ones are accessible by foot/public transportation? I dont think I'm going to have access to a car.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #7191
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I know i've asked this every time i've been back, but where was that last pano taken from?

What are some good view points (aside from the peak) i can go to take pics, and which ones are safe at night?

I've been told that some of those mountains are not necessarily the safest places when it gets dark.

Oh, lastly which ones are accessible by foot/public transportation? I dont think I'm going to have access to a car.
i think the last pano was just taking from the rooftop of the peak tower.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #7192
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I know i've asked this every time i've been back, but where was that last pano taken from?

What are some good view points (aside from the peak) i can go to take pics, and which ones are safe at night?

I've been told that some of those mountains are not necessarily the safest places when it gets dark.

Oh, lastly which ones are accessible by foot/public transportation? I dont think I'm going to have access to a car.
Safe? Do you mean because it gets slippery at night? Because traffic can't see you too well in the dark?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #7193
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i think the last pano was just taking from the rooftop of the peak tower.
Nah. Angle's too wide. Looks like it's on the walk. The view from the Peak Tower has IFC and ICC in close proximity, almost in line with each other.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #7194
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Safe? Do you mean because it gets slippery at night? Because traffic can't see you too well in the dark?
No. Safe as in not necessarily the best place to be in HK.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:34 AM   #7195
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:55 AM   #7196
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I know i've asked this every time i've been back, but where was that last pano taken from?

What are some good view points (aside from the peak) i can go to take pics, and which ones are safe at night?

I've been told that some of those mountains are not necessarily the safest places when it gets dark.

Oh, lastly which ones are accessible by foot/public transportation? I dont think I'm going to have access to a car.
I'm sure Ribarca will confirm it's taken from Lugard Road, a pedestrian path that circles the Peak. There are several broad gaps in the foliage that afford a magnificent panorama, imo superior to the view from the Peak Tower.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #7197
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The new Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will be the tallest hotel in the world and there will be an infinity-edge pool on the top floor. The current record for the highest hotel pool is the infinity pool on the edge of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, an open-air pool perched 55 stories up. Like the Marina Bay Sands, the Ritz-Carlton pool will also be an infinity pool, but it will be located indoors on the 118th floor.







The hotel in the making will be the flagship property for the Ritz-Carlton in Asia, occupying levels 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre. At the base of the ICC tower, the Elements shopping mall offers some of the finest luxury shopping in Hong Kong with brand names and international fashion brands fighting for space in this world-class location.





The building sits directly across Victoria Harbour and offers magnificent views of the harbor, Hong Kong Island and The New Territories. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is set to open March of next year. Rates at the hotel will start at 4,500 HKD, or $580, a night.


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Old December 20th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #7198
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The ICC's lighting looks really nice. Better than expected !!!!!!
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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:45 AM   #7199
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Does the Ritz Carlton press release have any information/renders regarding Toscana - the Italian restaurant - and who will be the head/executive chef?
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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:09 AM   #7200
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`Flying Lifts' to new eye in sky
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Landmarks as far away as the international airport and Tsing Ma Bridge will be clearly visible from the Sky100 observation deck of the International Commercial Centre at Kowloon Station.

The viewing platform, developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties at a cost of HK$100 million, is 393 meters above sea level on the 100th floor of the world's fourth-tallest building - the 490m ICC.

A "soft opening" is planned for next month but for the first three months visitors will be by invitation only. Online bookings for the public will begin in March and the facility will be officially opened in April.

The deck is three meters higher than Taipei 101, which charges HK$103 for adult admission, but lower than the 452m observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, which charges HK$221 for adult admission.

Sky100 general manager Elaine Tsui said the deck is expected to attract 3,000 to 5,000 visitors daily with opening hours from 10am to 10pm.

"Sky100 is definitely the next hottest tourist spot in Hong Kong. It allows visitors to enjoy a spectacular high-altitude view of the city and to see Hong Kong from a new perspective," Tsui said.

The 360-degree views of Hong Kong will provide a "worthwhile and memorable experience."

Travel Industry Council chairman Michael Wu Siu-ying said Sky100 provides tourists with a further attraction.

"Sky100 will maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness in the tourism industry. I believe Sky100 will attract local, mainland and overseas visitors," Wu said.

"Also, the multimedia exhibits on Hong Kong's history and culture will be of great interest to first-time visitors."

Sky100 occupies five floors of the 118-story ICC and has more than 20 facilities.

Visitors can take one of the four "Flying Lifts" to travel from the second floor to the 100th floor in just 60 seconds.

On the upper ground and second floors there are widescreen TVs and a three- dimensional projection system and "Time Tunnel" displaying local stories on culture and development.

Four restaurants will also be opened on the 101th floor.

The admission fee through online bookings is HK$125 for adults, and HK$90 for children and the elderly.

The walk-in price for adults is HK$150, with children and the elderly paying HK$105.
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