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Old August 15th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #321
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What exactly is preventing HK from living a construction/Skyscrapers boom like other internatioal financial centers around the world , Singapore, Nyc, Tokyo , London etc ...
It's mind blowing that a city with the size and economical weight of HK doens't have important skyscrapres projects !
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Old August 16th, 2015, 07:45 AM   #322
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What exactly is preventing HK from living a construction/Skyscrapers boom like other internatioal financial centers around the world , Singapore, Nyc, Tokyo , London etc ...
It's mind blowing that a city with the size and economical weight of HK doens't have important skyscrapres projects !
London, Zurich, and Frankfurt are financial powerhouses yet they are not major skyscraper cities. London got a few more but nowhere near the height or extent as, say, New York.

We see far more redevelopments in Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong to accommodate for further office growth. The accumulated square footage there is quite large.
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Old August 16th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #323
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What exactly is preventing HK from living a construction/Skyscrapers boom like other internatioal financial centers around the world , Singapore, Nyc, Tokyo , London etc ...
It's mind blowing that a city with the size and economical weight of HK doens't have important skyscrapres projects !
One should also remember that there is a great deal of concern among locals on the impact supertalls have on the environment and quality of life. As keen as I am to see a new skyscraper worthy of HK, I am equally happy that we aren't blindly building for the sake of building ā la mainland China...
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Old August 16th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #324
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London, Zurich, and Frankfurt are financial powerhouses yet they are not major skyscraper cities.

For European standards they have enough skyscraper.
At least London and Frankfurt.

This both cities are next to Moscow and Paris the best skylines in Europe.


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Old August 17th, 2015, 07:33 AM   #325
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What exactly is preventing HK from living a construction/Skyscrapers boom like other internatioal financial centers around the world , Singapore, Nyc, Tokyo , London etc ...
It's mind blowing that a city with the size and economical weight of HK doens't have important skyscrapres projects !
It is hard to stand out from the crowd in terms of skylines when you happen to be situated next to China.

In all fairness if they are looking to take the mantle back from the Chinese they would need to start building some some of the world's tallest and most impressive buildings yet.

As it stands they have imposing skyline compared to most places plenty of density on HK Island most likely need a few more taller buildings on the Kowloon side.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 07:37 AM   #326
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Tokyo, London and Singapore are hardly homes of the Super Talls , in terms of height I would put HK up against any of them .
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Old August 18th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #327
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So this is the only 200m+ skyscraper under construction in whole HK? Compared that to mainland....haha
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Old August 18th, 2015, 08:54 AM   #328
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So this is the only 200m+ skyscraper under construction in whole HK? Compared that to mainland....haha
There is another one going up in Kwun Tong. They're also trying to push the Hopewell one to the shovels stage.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #329
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:41 PM   #330
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One should also remember that there is a great deal of concern among locals on the impact supertalls have on the environment and quality of life. As keen as I am to see a new skyscraper worthy of HK, I am equally happy that we aren't blindly building for the sake of building ā la mainland China...
but i am quite confused that in cities like Shenzhen or Guangzhou they build several supertalls at the same time, on the other side, in HK there is only one skyscraper u/c for 2 years or so...
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Old August 20th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #331
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but i am quite confused that in cities like Shenzhen or Guangzhou they build several supertalls at the same time, on the other side, in HK there is only one skyscraper u/c for 2 years or so...
Mainland cities are catching up as they are far behind on the development scale, so you can't compare them with Hong Kong. You should also look at the total stock of premium grade offices as well as vacancy rates.
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Old August 29th, 2015, 08:39 PM   #333
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Old August 30th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #334
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Mainland cities are catching up as they are far behind on the development scale, so you can't compare them with Hong Kong. You should also look at the total stock of premium grade offices as well as vacancy rates.
That's not to mention the fact that Guangzhou have 14 million and Shenzhen has 10 million people, compared to 7 million in HK.

I am curious, though, why the projects seem to be shorter now compared to 8-10 years ago, when I first joined the forum there were 2-3 supertalls (Nina Tower, ICC), and 5-6 200m+, if not more, in HK.

Is it because of a reduced rate of growth in demand? Is it because of the availability of land (In Kwun Tong, Kai Tak, etc) for redevelopment that reduces the need for taller buildings? Or is it NIMBYism and bureaucracy that's slowing the pipeline altogether?
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That's not to mention the fact that Guangzhou have 14 million and Shenzhen has 10 million people, compared to 7 million in HK.

I am curious, though, why the projects seem to be shorter now compared to 8-10 years ago, when I first joined the forum there were 2-3 supertalls (Nina Tower, ICC), and 5-6 200m+, if not more, in HK.

Is it because of a reduced rate of growth in demand? Is it because of the availability of land (In Kwun Tong, Kai Tak, etc) for redevelopment that reduces the need for taller buildings? Or is it NIMBYism and bureaucracy that's slowing the pipeline altogether?
There is a huge redevelopment project happening in Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong. There is a lot of cheap land so the need to build very tall has been reduced.

I have more information in the HK section : Kowloon Bay Redevelopment

Post 62 : Over the past decade, Grade A office space in Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay jumped 2 times to 15 million square feet.

Post 64 : And yet, for all of this growing interest, our survey revealed that in some respects Kowloon East is still not a fully mature area. Of the city's total development pipeline of 14.6 million square feet up to 2020, about 60.5 per cent is concentrated in Kowloon East district.


By comparison, 1 IFC and 2 IFC combined have about 3 million square feet of office space.

The NIMBY movement is more pronounced in the New Territories where the government is trying to build more residentials on village and farm land.
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Does anyone know whos the facade contractor for this project?
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