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Old November 27th, 2016, 01:37 PM   #481
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ICC is totally disappointing!!! So is K-11 in Tsim Sha Tsui, K-11 is simply very ugly!!! 1 Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui used to be very nice when it was first built, and now it is totally ruined by this stupid bank poster/advertisement all across the building!!

By the way, I know I have been asking this question for few years, does anyone have any luck finding out the final rendering of this new Rosewood Hotel/New World redevelopment? The original rendering was not bad, but obviously as we can see, it is totally different from its original rendering!
If you can find the final rendering (which I have trouble finding it), I would appreciate it!
Personally I think ICC is a work of beauty(and I say this as someone who once used to despise it); while its design isn't as ostentatious as, say, the Shanghai Tower, it exudes an aura of understated elegance. And it literally sparkles like a gem when the sun hits it just right. I agree with you whole-heartedly about the other scrapers though.

And this is still the closest thing to a render that we have.

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Old November 27th, 2016, 02:55 PM   #482
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Personally I think ICC is a work of beauty(and I say this as someone who once used to despise it); while its design isn't as ostentatious as, say, the Shanghai Tower, it exudes an aura of understated elegance. And it literally sparkles like a gem when the sun hits it just right. I agree with you whole-heartedly about the other scrapers though.

And this is still the closest thing to a render that we have.

Thank you so much on that! This rendering looks totally disappointing! It looks like something that they built in Singapore in the 90s. That is heart-sinking!
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Old November 27th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #483
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Personally I think ICC is a work of beauty. And it literally sparkles like a gem when the sun hits it just right
yes on this i agree totally. ICC Is mesmerizing with sunset light on it
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Old November 27th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #484
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This tower really looks bad. Massing, facade - not even mediocre. Disappointing
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Old November 27th, 2016, 06:51 PM   #485
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Old November 27th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #486
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Old November 29th, 2016, 06:35 PM   #487
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Old November 29th, 2016, 06:39 PM   #488
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Old December 1st, 2016, 05:07 AM   #489
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The facade of this building, on its own, is not bad. However, the massing is terrible. This tower looks like it has a shrunken head. This massing/facade combination looks like its straight out of 1992. And when one considers the fact that this is the only tower of significant size currently being built in Hong Kong, it becomes all the more disappointing...
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Old December 1st, 2016, 05:16 AM   #490
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it's time for Hong-Kong to get back that ambition in architecture...i was in Shenzhen last week-end, i was quite impressed by the feeling of breaking grounds and building design towers or cultural centers...with a population of twice the one of HK, Shenzhen clearly has high ambitions

and that's not all, not counting the crazy Shanghai, every major city on China is trying to put on a "tallest tower" show, often with beautiful and original shapes

Hong-Kong has fantastic hills but that can't be a reason to rest on its laurels. competition is tough.
Kong Kong is at least three times the city that Shenzhen is. The fact that Shenzhen is building much taller than Hong Kong means almost nothing. What matters is how such buildings interact with the surrounding urban fabric. Hong Kong posseses an arch-typical urban fabric. Shenzhen is little more than an overgrown specimen of subrbia.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 05:22 AM   #491
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Kong Kong is at least three times the city that Shenzhen is. The fact that Shenzhen is building much taller than Hong Kong means almost nothing. What matters is how such buildings interact with the surrounding urban fabric. Hong Kong posseses an arch-typical urban fabric. Shenzhen is little more than an overgrown specimen of subrbia.
Define suburbia... Planned streets a grid? In that case Chicago is a suburb
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Old December 1st, 2016, 05:23 PM   #492
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Kong Kong is at least three times the city that Shenzhen is. The fact that Shenzhen is building much taller than Hong Kong means almost nothing. What matters is how such buildings interact with the surrounding urban fabric. Hong Kong posseses an arch-typical urban fabric. Shenzhen is little more than an overgrown specimen of subrbia.

at least in terms of population Shenzhen is > 12 millions (and growing fast) when HK is always said to be around 7 millions...that counts when you project power of a city within say 20 years...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._built-up_area

HK is a well established city...Shenzhen was nothing 40 years back...so this has to be put into perspective when judjing of the potential

Shenzhen will never be that financial hub that HK is (even though China just decided to merge their stock exchanges) but in many other domain (like design, electronics companies) it seems Shenzhen is now taking the lead...i read a few articles about this recently

But my initial point was to show that skyline-wise, Hong-Kong is becoming almost boring if you decide to look elsewhere than the usual traditional icons...and all other chinese cities seem to start innovative architectural landmarks...
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Old December 1st, 2016, 06:55 PM   #493
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at least in terms of population Shenzhen is > 12 millions (and growing fast) when HK is always said to be around 7 millions...that counts when you project power of a city within say 20 years...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._built-up_area

HK is a well established city...Shenzhen was nothing 40 years back...so this has to be put into perspective when judjing of the potential

Shenzhen will never be that financial hub that HK is (even though China just decided to merge their stock exchanges) but in many other domain (like design, electronics companies) it seems Shenzhen is now taking the lead...i read a few articles about this recently

But my initial point was to show that skyline-wise, Hong-Kong is becoming almost boring if you decide to look elsewhere than the usual traditional icons...and all other chinese cities seem to start innovative architectural landmarks...
I agree! HK is losing its ambition, its just becoming a lifestyles city like Monaco or St. Moritz. Saying Shenzhen is suburbia is just plain ridiculous. It is planned but its super dense all over and is quickly running out of room.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 01:58 AM   #494
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Kong Kong is at least three times the city that Shenzhen is. The fact that Shenzhen is building much taller than Hong Kong means almost nothing. What matters is how such buildings interact with the surrounding urban fabric. Hong Kong posseses an arch-typical urban fabric. Shenzhen is little more than an overgrown specimen of subrbia.
Strange you say that because many places in "suburban" Shenzhen have a more vibrant and dynamic streetscape than downtown Chicago so I don't know what you mean by suburbia.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 02:55 AM   #495
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I agree! HK is losing its ambition, its just becoming a lifestyles city like Monaco or St. Moritz. Saying Shenzhen is suburbia is just plain ridiculous. It is planned but its super dense all over and is quickly running out of room.
lifestyle city? That's the last thing I want HK to become. I wish HK can still compete equally with Singapore, Seoul and Sydney, the 3s cities! Shanghai seems to be a bit different on its own.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 02:13 PM   #496
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Old December 12th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #497
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^ All Hong Kong needs to reignite that ambition is one Megatall tower, or a supertall over 1500' that will bring attention to the area and spark the development of future highrises. I think Hong Kong has a lot of potential to grow.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 09:42 PM   #498
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disagree , HK have a good skyline , it's not so high that could been but it seems more interesting than most "standard" Chines skyline with one megatall and boring district around. I think HK should have more skcrps with 250-300m height ..
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Old December 12th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #499
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but there are already boring districts in hong kong

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_housing
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Old December 13th, 2016, 12:46 AM   #500
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