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Old October 20th, 2011, 04:50 AM   #121
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Could anyone provide a reason why the building housing the InterContinental Hong Hong hotel wasn't demolished along with the rest of the complex?
It was only a partial redevelopment. Besides, the lone new skyscraper doesn't need that much land. The Intercontinental is likely doing very good business with its waterfront location.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #122
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Are they going to start construction anytime soon or whats going on? This got to be one of the slowest projects in HK :-P
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #123
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Are they going to start construction anytime soon or whats going on? This got to be one of the slowest projects in HK :-P
Site is still being prepared for construction. TV reports today indicate it'll be a 63-floor commercial building.

There was a construction accident at the site today :





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Old November 13th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #124
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Hope the worker(s) are recovering well.

Is there a new render? The last one I saw was the 'chair' design with the swimming pool with glass at the bottom.

I still think it's ridiculous that the government is allowing a 63 storey building right on the waterfront. IMHO, a building like the Shard (i.e. a tapered design) would minimise the massing effect. Here's to hoping that the final design is iconic at the very least!
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Old November 13th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #125
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Hope the worker(s) are recovering well.

Is there a new render? The last one I saw was the 'chair' design with the swimming pool with glass at the bottom.

I still think it's ridiculous that the government is allowing a 63 storey building right on the waterfront. IMHO, a building like the Shard (i.e. a tapered design) would minimise the massing effect. Here's to hoping that the final design is iconic at the very least!
I haven't seen a new rendering with the news reports. Here's the article in Chinese :

挖掘機半天吊困重傷工人

2011年11月13日(日)






尖沙咀一拆樓地盤昨發生嚴重意外,工人操作鑽嘴挖掘機拆卸一樓平台時,懷疑平台不勝負荷突然下陷洞穿,工人連人帶機跌入大窿被卡住,不致直墜五米下地面,惟工人重傷被困駕駛室內「半天吊」,消防員耗時兩小時才可將他救出,送院救治,勞工處正調查意外原因。

傷者姓潘(四十八歲),任挖掘機駕駛員已有廿多年。現場為梳士巴利道新世界中心重建地盤,今年初開始進行拆卸。昨晨九時許,潘操作俗稱「雞頭」的鑽嘴挖掘機,在西翼一樓平台進行拆卸,期間平台突然下陷,穿成約兩米乘五米的大窿,挖掘機隨即翻側下墜,千鈞一髮間,幸吊臂撐着平台承托,挖掘機才不致直墜地面,但仍「半天吊」般卡在大窿周邊。

大鐵鉗撬開駕駛室救人

駕駛室被壓至變形,潘重傷昏迷被困,動彈不得,十多名工人驚聞意外趕至,惟欲救無從,報警求助。消防員趕至,先用巨型吊臂車固定挖掘機,再用電鋸鋸開駕駛室門不果,改用大鐵鉗始可將門撬開,把潘救出,期間,醫院派出醫生及護士到場為潘急救。潘送院搶救後甦醒,情況穩定。潘任職餅店的妻子,及讀中二的兒子趕至醫院探望。

屋宇署發言人稱,根據規定,在進行任何拆樓工程前,承辦商必須分階段向該署提交拆卸工程圖則,獲批後才可動工。資料顯示,新世界中心獲批○九至一一年期間進行拆卸工程,今年三月十八日首次獲批拆卸工程圖則,其後承辦商每完成一項工程,須再呈交另一項工程圖則,獲批後才可繼續動工,而該地盤最近一次批出拆卸工程修訂圖則是在今年六月卅日。

勞工及福利局局長張建宗指,政府會加強巡查地盤,並推廣工業安全宣傳,防止意外發生。另外,工業傷亡權益會幹事梁金愛建議僱主在施工前,除評估工程風險外,亦需顧及工地安全監督及環境變化。
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Old November 13th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #126
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Exactly, I expect a beautiful project.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #127
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The floor caved under the excavator? That site doesn't look too good.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:30 AM   #128
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Seems the excavator was too heavy and should not have been there.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #129
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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:05 AM   #130
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Old June 17th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #131
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Doesnt look like there is much work being done at the site? Or does anyone have any other information/pictures. Perhaps they are working on a new design?
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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #132
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well it looks like it's in a good neighborhood.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:58 PM   #133
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Big and empty plot next to the Intercontinental :

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Old August 6th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #134
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I personally don't mind the height but the "proposed" (pro or approved?) design so far is really ugly I hope they change the design.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #135
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Looks like something is finally happening! Any info on if they are going with the "aqua"-design or not?
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Interestingly enough, CTBUH lists this as U/C. Somehow I can't believe that.

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Official Name New World Centre Redevelopment
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City Hong Kong
Street Address Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Building Function hotel / office
Start of Construction 2012
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Old January 17th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #140
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They've cleared the site and looks like working on the foundation.
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