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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #81
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Old July 17th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #82
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:59 AM   #83
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I hope a good building that tall is never demolished again for any reason. But its elevator cores were very thick. And that new building looks like a mixed use skyscraper.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 05:53 AM   #84
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Sorry for the bad quality.. I tried.

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Old October 25th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #86
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Hysan Names Causeway Bay's Green Landmark as Hysan Place

Hong Kong, Sept. 7 -- Hysan issued the following news release:

Hysan Development Company Limited ("Hysan") today announced that Hysan Place is to be the name for its mixed-use building and new northern gateway in Causeway Bay. The Hysan Place logo is a perfect reflection of the building itself; its sleek metallic finish and subtle graded effect suggest excellent quality and attention to detail. The dynamic accent arrow reflects Hysan's position as a progressive landlord taking its portfolio to the next level.

With an exceptional sustainable design, Hysan Place is to be a major new destination for premium offices and retail space in one of Hong Kong's most popular commercial districts. Redeveloped on the site of the former Hennessy Centre at 500 Hennessy Road, the project has been pre-certified at the top Platinum level for the renowned United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC LEED) standard, as well as the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (HK BEAM) standard.

Mr. Gerry Yim, Hysan's Chief Executive Officer said: "The new building truly epitomizes Hysan's commitment to being a successful and responsible business. It will redefine Causeway Bay's business district and add yet another major attraction to Hysan's superlative commercial portfolio. Hysan Place is at the forefront of international environmental and sustainability standards. As the new northern gateway to our Causeway Bay portfolio, it will contribute to a better working and shopping environment in our home district."

Upon completion Hysan Place will be a 40-storey mixed-use tower that provides full sea-view Grade-A office space and at least 15 floors of trend-setting retail outlets in the centre of Causeway Bay, totaling 710,000 square feet. The building is designed by New York based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers (Hong Kong) Limited and in-conjunction with Benoy architects. Renowned engineering firm Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong Limited is the environmental sustainability consultant and Gammon Construction Limited is the main building contractor for the project. Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed office leasing agent and Savills retail leasing agent for the project.

Hysan Place is the latest milestone development in the company's long-standing history in Causeway Bay. With roots in the district since the 1920s, Hysan is the largest commercial landlord in Causeway Bay.

"We see Hysan Place playing an important part in our ultimate aim to develop our Causeway Bay hub into a sustainable community, a choice location for people to live and work, both now and into the future," added Yim.

Office Space

Hysan Place will offer Grade-A office space in the heart of Hong Kong. Set within Causeway Bay's centre, it provides easy access to all means of public transport including a direct link to the MTR. This is supported by an express double-decked elevator system that is capable of rapidly transporting occupants to various sections of the building from the street and basement level.

Shops and dining options abound within Hysan Place and its Causeway Bay surroundings, providing a unique work and life balance. Stunning views of the Victoria Harbour on every office floor are complemented by excellent light and air quality, achieved through the building's sustainable design. The design of the floor plans results in a significant level of flexibility, so that work areas can be altered for different functions with ease. This is supported by exceptional technical specifications and other business amenities.

Ms. Wendy Yung, Executive Director of Hysan said: "Hysan Place is truly a logical choice for businesses seeking Grade-A office space in a prestigious and convenient location. Hysan is well known for its culture of partnership with tenants, providing them with long term real estate solutions."

Retail Space

Causeway Bay's reputation as a trend-setting retail centre will be further boosted by Hysan Place's mall, opening in the second quarter of 2012. Interior and architectural planning of Hysan Place has been designed to facilitate the smooth flow of shoppers throughout the building's floors, with excellent transport links for the ease of arrival and departure of shoppers. An open-store format and high-ceiling of the retail floors will help to enhance shopper's experience as well as increase merchandise visibility.

Ms. Cissy Chan, Director, Retail Portfolio and Marketing, said: "The retail mall at Hysan Place will mirror the energy and vibrancy of Causeway Bay itself. As a destination for new brands, creative ideas and cutting-edge styles, its dynamism will cater especially to young shoppers, both locals and visitors alike."

Sustainable Design

Amongst the most visible sustainable features of Hysan Place are the Urban Windows - large openings at lower levels in the building - allowing efficient air flow through the area, reducing wall effect and retaining a high level of permeability. They provide the perfect setting for sky gardens, which help to reduce the heat island effect with their lush greenery.

Hysan Place will provide a healthy and productive indoor environment that emphasizes the use of natural light and ventilation. Light shelf, solar shading and low emissivity glazing help to encourage daylight and prevent heat gain depending on outdoor conditions. Vents allowing choice of natural ventilation will be built into the curtain wall, while free cooling is also available on office floors by bringing outside air to directly lower indoor temperature. For better sustainable design and indoor environmental quality, recycled, regional and low emitting materials, as well as certified wood are used wherever possible.
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Oh! I thought the building faces the other way...
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Old February 10th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #91
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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #92
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Old March 15th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #94
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Apple not put off store plan by rising rents
25 February 2011
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Hong Kong's soaring rents have not deterred Apple, the maker of the best selling iPhone and iPad, from plans to open two large stores in the city's priciest locations at an estimated cost of at least US$40 million.

The world's number-one technology company will open its first 15,000sq ft Apple Store at IFC Mall, in Central, by the end of this year, people familiar with the plan said. In the third quarter of next year Apple plans to open a 20,000 sq ft store at Hysan Place, which is under construction.

Hysan Place, the former Hennessy Centre, is owned by Hysan Development, the largest landlord in Causeway Bay.

After negotiating for more than a year, Apple signed a 10-year lease with the landlord of upmarket IFC Mall, which has achieved an average rental of HK$250 to HK$300 per sq ft per month.

IFC Mall was jointly built by Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's largest developer by market value, and Henderson Land Development.

"Such a long lease is on non-negotiable terms by Apple as it will spend at least US$20 million in decorating its first store in Hong Kong. It needs time to recoup the investment," people familiar with the plan said.

Apple's investment in the second store would probably be higher because it was bigger, they said.

An Apple spokeswoman confirmed its first Hong Kong store would open later this year, but declined to identify the location.

"The first Apple Store in Hong Kong will be similar to those in London, Paris and Shanghai," she said, declining to comment on whether the company planned a second store in the city.

Hysan and International Finance Centre Management, which handles the management and leasing of the IFC Mall, said they did not comment on individual cases.

Livian Har, director of retail services at Knight Frank, said there was no shortage of international brands coming to Hong Kong undeterred by rising rents. "A rebound in retail sales has lured more global brands to expand in the city and driven up demand and rental," she said.

One example was Gap, the American fashion retailer, which paid HK$5 million to lease 15,000 sq ft at Luk Hoi Tong Building, on Queen's Road Central, last year.

In China, Apple's spokeswoman said the company would open its fifth store in Nanjing Road, Shanghai's busiest shopping location, this year. Apple has two stores in Beijing and two in Shanghai.

China has Apple's highest-grossing stores worldwide less than three years after the company opened its first one in Beijing.

The company said early last year that it planned to open as many as 25 stores up to the end of 2012 in the world's most populous nation - a market that Tim Cook, the chief operating officer, called a "top priority".

Apple had 323 stores worldwide at the end of the first quarter - 87 of them outside the United States.
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A little off topic, wonder if Apple has thought about one in Harbour City where the most powerful shoppers are these days.
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I left HK almost 3 weeks ago. Oh, how I miss Causeway Bay.
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