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View Poll Results: The Center, Hong Kong
10 241 22.93%
9.5 178 16.94%
9 208 19.79%
8.5 112 10.66%
8 104 9.90%
7.5 51 4.85%
7 43 4.09%
6.5 17 1.62%
6 18 1.71%
5.5 4 0.38%
5 11 1.05%
4.5 8 0.76%
4 4 0.38%
3.5 5 0.48%
3 or less 47 4.47%
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Old October 5th, 2002, 11:58 PM   #1
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#017 l The Center l HONG KONG l 350m l 73fl

The Center
Hongkong, China


HEIGHT: 350m/1,148 feet
FLOORS: 73 floors
COMPLETION: 1998
ARCHITECT: DLN Architects & Engineers

The project is an urban renewal development located in the middle of an existing city block. Screened by existing buildings on much of the site perimeter, the building offers several new public spaces including a major pedestrian plaza, tranquil pockets of green space, and an open concourse at upper ground floor. The tower stands in the ornamental ponds that form part of the public open space. A viewing platform, bar and restaurant are located at the mid-level of the tower.

The highly permeable ground floor space offers convenient new pedestrian rights of way between the busy Queen's and Des Voeux Roads Central.

The star-shaped plan of the typical floors has the effect both of diminishing the bulk of the very large superstructure and increasing the amount of naturally lit office space at the perimeter.

The building has a steel structure and a full range of state-of-the-art fittings and equipment including raised floors featuring under-floor air-conditioning, Hong Kong's first automatic gondola and built-in external wall lighting.














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Old October 7th, 2002, 05:36 AM   #2
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Beautiful. 9/10.
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Old October 9th, 2002, 09:13 PM   #3
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7.5/10

I dont fancy its shape nor its base. But its spire and multi-coloured lighting at night is a plus.
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Old October 9th, 2002, 09:59 PM   #4
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Very nice, tall glass building. I like this one. 9/10
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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:12 AM   #5
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10/10!
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Old October 10th, 2002, 12:26 AM   #6
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9.5/10, I love this building.

Hong Kong is an amazing city
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Old October 10th, 2002, 01:19 AM   #7
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A beautiful building. One of my favorites in HK, and this one actually has a good lighting scheme IMO. It can be a conservative white, or they can easily change it to something much more colorful for special occasions...It's a great design all around!

9.5/10
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Old October 10th, 2002, 04:01 AM   #8
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MY HK FAVORITE!! i love how the different colors light up at night!! 10/10
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Old October 10th, 2002, 05:31 AM   #9
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10/10... it's got it all... and the lights to match!
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Old October 10th, 2002, 11:18 AM   #10
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Amazing, very nice, especially at night.

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Old October 11th, 2002, 04:56 PM   #11
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The lighting MAKES this building. In daylight it looks like a generic office plaza made freakishly tall.
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Old October 15th, 2002, 03:19 PM   #12
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This is a great unusual design, especially when lit up at night 9/10
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Old October 29th, 2002, 03:25 AM   #13
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Old October 29th, 2002, 01:01 PM   #14
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amazingly tall, and looks great, i think this may b able to compete with the BOC

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Old November 2nd, 2002, 12:28 PM   #15
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everything that I like in a skyscraper 9

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Old November 2nd, 2002, 06:58 PM   #16
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i really love this one, one of my fave on earth!
10/10!
and what about those thousands (???) of lightbulbs that were placed on the facade? very cool!
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 11:59 PM   #17
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10/10. Awsome looking at night...
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Old November 16th, 2002, 09:26 AM   #18
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8/10

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Old November 20th, 2002, 05:08 AM   #19
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just a simple reply....no architectural mumbo-jumbo from me....one of the coolest skyscrapers on the planet!!..9.5/10
awesome night lighting scheme..!!
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Old November 21st, 2002, 04:17 AM   #20
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9/10 (BTW, this is about as high as I've rated any 'scraper outside of the Empire State, Chrysler, and Woolworth Buildings)
Now this baby has **PRESENCE*!! I already have my nice big Skyscrapers 2003 calendar, and the pic there is truly awesome as well...
She simply races skyward, with that sleek facade that really dances with the light, and the triangular butresses on each side - not to mention **finally!** a nice roof, with the setbacks leading up to the spire [other architects, and you know who you are, please take note! ]
And when they turn her lights on at night - talk about razz-a-ma-tazz!

Only quibble and the one reason I didn't hand out a perfect 10 - maybe they could have used a few setabacks, and made the tower a bit slimmer, especially since she's so much taller than anything else nearby?

All in all, though, amazing! Looking at her kind of raises my spirit a bit - like my other faves - which is, IMO, one of the things that makes a great skyscraper...
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