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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #1661
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #1662
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Old September 10th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #1663
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I like it so much ,one more reason to go to hong kong (this one is a very good and tall escuse )
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Old September 11th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #1664
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Old September 11th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #1665
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soo dirty.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #1666
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #1667
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^ That's actually a popular fishing spot while boats come ashore nearby. Meanwhile, rich people pay a fortune living at One Silver Sea which borders the site.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #1668
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^ That's actually a popular fishing spot while boats come ashore nearby. Meanwhile, rich people pay a fortune living at One Silver Sea which borders the site.
Is that the view folks from One Silver Sea get?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #1669
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #1670
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International Commerce Centre:
Hong Kong's newest icon
Offering unparalleled choice, connectivity and prestige


6 September 2007

International Commerce Centre (ICC) today opened its high-tech, 5,000-square-foot show suite to prospective tenants seeking grade-A office space meeting international standards.

ICC will be a distinctive commercial complex on the Kowloon peninsula and a new Hong Kong architectural icon. Hong Kong is home to many of the world's great buildings recognized around the world, and its unique skyline sets it apart as a leading global metropolis.

ICC above the Airport Express Kowloon Station will be at the junction of three major rail lines, offering unparalleled transport access for local and international business in the burgeoning Pearl River Delta region.

The distinctive 118-storey mega-tower was designed by world-renowned architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and has already reached 80 floors.

On completion in 2010, this will be the third tallest building in the world. Ceilings will rise as high as 3.15 metres and raised floors for cabling will appeal to major corporations looking for quality office space. Completion will occur in phases between 2007 and 2010. Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Executive Director Victor Lui said at the opening: "SHKP is proud to be behind such a prestigious project. Together with IFC, ICC will form a gateway to Hong Kong's harbour, like a latter-day Colossus of Rhodes, straddling its two commercial business districts - Central and Kowloon."

Kowloon Station is just three minutes from Central by MTR, a 21-minute direct train journey to Hong Kong International Airport, a mere 30 minutes to Shenzhen and 60 minutes to Guangzhou. The convergence of luxury residences and serviced apartments, five-star hotels, a one-million-square-foot shopping mall, and transport all in a single location will secure ICC's status as a world-class development.

With a distinctive design and rising 490 metres above sea level, ICC will become the latest icon on Hong Kong's skyline. Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Deputy General Manager Lo King-wai said: "The show suite features the latest technology to give potential clients a realistic feel of ICC's cutting edge design and interior, and the attention to detail is second to none. We believe this is the most advanced show suite in the territory."

"ICC will undoubtedly appeal to businesses that want accessibility and international grade-A specifications. It will meet the demands of the most exacting occupier, and offer unmatched flexibility for upgrading to accommodate any tenant requirements" said Lui.

The waterfront site, distinctive architecture, spacious and highly-efficient design, state-of-the-art facilities and revitalizing green spaces will appeal to a wide variety of tenants, from financial institutions to multinational corporations. ICC's exceptional specifications, management service and on-site hotel and accommodation will offer practicality and prestige, functionality and style in a single package.

With the current commercial property market experiencing a strong demand for new, grade-A offices, the timing 'couldn't be better', says Nigel Smith, Executive Director Office Services for CB Richard Ellis.

"ICC is going to raise the bar for commercial property in Hong Kong, setting a new benchmark in prestige. With such easy accessibility to transportation routes, it will give tenants unmatched choice and value for money. Moreover, ICC is poised to meet the exacting requirements of today's business at a time of surging demand for high quality office space" said Smith. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for businesses to take advantage of our innovative and flexible leasing packages in a convenient, high-quality, harbourfront property,"

Christopher Marriott, Deputy Managing Director of Savills, said that the project set a new standard for architectural excellence in the integrated commercial district that will be West Kowloon: "ICC's specifications speak for themselves. No other development in Hong Kong offers the same quality, convenience or spectacular views. Business looking to expand their footprint across the Asia Pacific region and want a well-connected base in Greater China should visit the ICC show suite and take a look at the future."

(The world's tallest buildings are defined as habitable structures, measured from the ground floor entrance to the top of the highest architectural feature such as the roof or spire. Structures such as antennae are not included.)

About International Commerce Centre

At a soaring 118-storey height, the International Commerce Centre will be Hong Kong's latest landmark. ICC represents uncompromising design and building quality, and is backed by Hong Kong's leading developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties. Located at a key harbour crossing in West Kowloon, ICC will be the finest integrated, accessible grade-A commercial development on the Kowloon peninsula. It will feature transport convenience, commanding views, up-market retailers, luxury residences and revitalizing green space. ICC will be completed in phases from 2007 to 2010.

About Sun Hung Kai Properties

Sun Hung Kai Properties has been publicly listed since 1972 and today is one of Hong Kong's largest property companies. It has built a strong brand name over the years, along with a reputation for premium quality and comprehensive customer care across the residential, office and retail markets. The company is well known for its seasoned management and commitment to good corporate governance, and its brand is seen as a guarantee of 'quality you can trust' by customers and investors alike.

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Old September 13th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #1671
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #1672
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can anyone use Photoshop on this picture to accelerate to 2009/10 when the ICC is complete.


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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #1673
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wow nice view. yea its going a bit slow.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #1674
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Nice picture, cool view
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Old September 14th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #1675
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Old September 15th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #1676
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wow ...these pics are very good..what type of camera is this and the settings...nice
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Old September 15th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #1677
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Old September 15th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #1678
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ICC no big threat to Central
(STANDARD) 09月 13日 星期四 05:30AM

InternatIonal CommerCe Centre, which will be the tallest skycraper in Hong Kong when completed in 2010, is unlikely to turn West Kowloon into "Central No 2" or have much long-term effect on Central office rental rates, said real estate consultants.


DTZ Debenham Tie Leung business space director Andy Yuen Chun-yin said: "Without much new office space introduced in Central, financial institutions are having dif- ficulties expanding. ICC, with prime offices comparable to those in Central, is seen as an alternative location." The 118-story high ICC will begin leasing its office space at the end of this year. With investment bank Morgan Stanley confirmed as relocating its operations to ICC and there are rumors that more investment banks will follow suit, West Kowloon has been tipped as "Central No 2."

But industry members say it is still too early to say. "Though Morgan Stanley has confirmed its relocation, it is questionable if others will rush to ICC," said Jones Lang LaSalle head of research for Greater China Lee Weeliat. He believes that ICC's impact on Central leasing will be temporary and on a small scale.

While some companies are heading to ICC, others will retain offices in Central because they will be able to expand into the space vacated. "Despite the fact that ICC is going to be completed, many Central office buildings still have a very long tenant waiting list," DTZ's Yuen said.

With China's booming economy, an increasing number of companies have chosen to list in Hong Kong, creating a strong demand for prime office in Central, Lee said.

Demand for Grade-A offices in Central is so huge that ICC's effects on Central will not become evident until 2008, some time after Sun Hung Kai Properties launches Phase One of the 250,000-square-foot ICC at year's end.

According to Lee, the August Central office vacancy rate was only 3 percent, which is considered low. He said that the rate, by the end of 2007, will be about the same.

Compared with prime offices in Central, ICC is appealing because of its low rental price. According to DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, the International Finance Centre office rental rate is HK$160 per square foot per month, and that of Exchange Square is about HK$120 psf. Office rental at ICC, however, is only HK$35 psf.

"Because of the encouraging response, we plan to raise rents by 20 percent when Phase Two is launched in 2009," said Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency deputy general manger Lo King-wai. Even then, ICC's rates will be about HK$42 psf, still far lower than Central's average monthly office rentals of about HK$100 psf.

However, Lee at Jones Lang said West Kowloon was not yet a "rival" to Central. "Central has a big cluster of commercial buildings, with very well connected transaction and many supporting amenities," he said. "There is only ICC in West Kowloon. Even if new commercial buildings are going to be constructed in the area, that will not be finished in the next two years."

Yuen also pointed out that the two districts have different development plans. Unlike Central, West Kowloon is going to be a comprehensive development area incorporating the West Kowloon cultural district, golf courses and residential buildings.

According to Jones Lang, Central office rentals jumped 13.5 percent in the first half, reaching HK$84 psf per month. In the remaining few months of the year, the rise will continue. "Next year will be a temporary stabilization period. Rents will probably drop up to 10 percent in 2008. Yet, that will only last for a year," Lee said.

Merrill Lynch said the office sector is expected to begin a two-to-three-year down cycle from mid 2008. Central of- fice rentals will fall 15 percent next year and drop another 10 percent in 2009, it said in a research report.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #1680
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It's a good thing that i-banks can now have more choice in finding cheap rents while maintaining a high standard office. It means they can expand more, so instead of keeping 1000 staff in HK, they can now afford to bring in 1500 as a result of cheaper rents, and expand local operations to strengthen the regional headquarters.
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