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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #21
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Old June 15th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #22
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AON reminds me of Toronto's First Canadian Place.



However, I don't think FCP is a great skyscraper at all. Although the facade is classy, it doesn't last. A lot of maintenance is required, and a slab fell off and onto the streets below recently.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #23
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Cheung Kong or HSBC Tower for me. Most of the other 'box' buildings look dull.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #24
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Cheung Kong or HSBC Tower for me. Most of the other 'box' buildings look dull.
It has to be Cheung Kong in HK and Citigroup in Shanghai, both are gem. At night, mere words cannot describe the magnificient beauty, lit up so well, simply gorgeous.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #25
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does London's HSBC counts?
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Old June 17th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #26
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Cheung Kong or HSBC Tower for me. Most of the other 'box' buildings look dull.
You're talking about the London HSBC, right? The Hong Kong one isn't really abox, although it is a lot more interesting architecturally.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #27
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HSBC Tower is a very nice 'box':

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i do like the curved corners...nice touch
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #28
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You're talking about the London HSBC, right? The Hong Kong one isn't really abox, although it is a lot more interesting architecturally.
Yep - the London one. Has a classy look at dusk/night.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #29
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Cheung Kong and HSBC Tower represents the modern box scraper
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Isn't the Seagram Building in New York considered to be the symbol of the modern box?
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Isn't the Seagram Building in New York considered to be the symbol of the modern box?
True but I was more referring to those built during the late 90s up today. My bad
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #32
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Isn't the Seagram Building in New York considered to be the symbol of the modern box?
Looks a bit shit that building.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #33
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One advantage Cheung Kong has is height. Not just that but it has a nice lighting effect and is also the office of Asia's richest man. Unfortunately, the building partially blocks the BoC when viewing it from the Peak or from the west part of Mid-Levels.
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Li Ka-shing owns a series of companies, so Cheung Kong is not the only building bearing his influence.
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Li Ka-shing owns a series of companies, so Cheung Kong is not the only building bearing his influence.
Yes he does but that's his "Tower of Power" you know what I mean
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #37
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Yes he does but that's his "Tower of Power" you know what I mean
Although Li's office is in Cheung Kong Center, Cheung Kong itself does not constitute the largest portion of Li's corporate empire. For example, Hutchison has a bigger representation on the Hang Seng Index. Hutchison's HQ is far more modest.
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Although Li's office is in Cheung Kong Center, Cheung Kong itself does not constitute the largest portion of Li's corporate empire. For example, Hutchison has a bigger representation on the Hang Seng Index. Hutchison's HQ is far more modest.
Yes but unfortunately, Hutchinson's HQ lack height
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Yes but unfortunately, Hutchinson's HQ lack height
Hence, your comment that Cheung Kong is the 'tower of power' for Li's corporate empire is wrong.
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Not really ~ Cheung Kong Center is the building that identifies Li Ka Shing; his Hong Kong landmark.

Mostly because it's one of the territory's tallest buildings and it's so extravagantly decorated.
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