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Old April 3rd, 2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hong Kong: AIG Tower

Renderings:

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An artist's conception of the AIG Tower shows the
unique junk sail design by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

The 39-storey structure, on the site of the old Furama Hotel, is slated for completion in 2005



Location:




^ aerialshot from summer 2003


^ original pic taken from top of IFC2 by lucialeung from webshots

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Situation on January 2003:
taken by me




^ kinda relief


^ seen from upperdeck of bus A11 at Connaught Road Central, looking southeast.


^ seen from pedestrian walkway above Connaught Road Central, looking southwest.


^ seen from pedestrian walkway above Connaught Road Central, looking west-southwest.


^v seen from pedestrian walkway above Connaught Road Central, looking west.



^ seen from pedestrian walkway above Connaught Road Central, looking west-southwest.


^ seen from pedestrian walkway above Connaught Road Central, looking west-northwest.


^v seen from 42/F of Bank of China, looking down northwards.

^ closeup


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situation at 14th July 2003: (still working on groundlevel or under)
taken by PrOfOuNd_ReTaRdAtIoN (SSP)


^ seen from the Carpark at Murray Road, looking north.


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situation at 9th Feb 2004:
taken by Aboveday (SSC)


^v seen from Chater Garden , looking northeast.



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situation at end of Feb/begining of March 2004:
taken by Ace (SSC)


^ seen from Edinburgh Place, looking south-southwest.


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situation at 19th march 2004:
taken by Chad (SSC)


^ seen from plaza in front of Citybank Tower, looking north-northeast
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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yes, lol we saw this one under construction a few weeks before, very cool one!
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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This one Looks like the Coolsingeltower in Rotterdam and is also almost the same height. That one will be Rotterdam's tallest, will be a nice impression of how our tallest will look in the Hong Kong Skyline.

Nice design.
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Old April 4th, 2004, 05:40 AM   #4
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The building itself looks great and original,but it will stand in the way of Bank of China for those who watch it from the bay.
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Old April 5th, 2004, 05:01 AM   #5
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cool building.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 5th, 2004, 05:37 AM   #6
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Yeah, the aig tower will partially cover part of the boc. Can't wait until it topped out. Thanks for the updates SanMiguel!!
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Old April 5th, 2004, 08:28 AM   #7
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nice update-- i'm excited about this one...

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Old April 6th, 2004, 12:29 AM   #8
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I like this tower, its core is going up pretty fast! So it blocks a bit of the view of BoC. In a city like HKthere is alwyas activity and planning an building so no garantee on nice views! That the life of a skyscraper capital I think!
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Old April 7th, 2004, 09:07 PM   #9
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Here are more pics of AIG, from SSP; the first 2 taken at 19/3 2004, the last 2 at 31/3 2004.





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Old April 7th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #10
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And here some updates , exclusively shot for me ( and for u all ) by my HK friend

situation at 4th April 2004:
taken by mongchacha


^ at corner Queen's Road Central / Garden Road (next to CKC) ,looking north-northeast.


^ at Chater Garden, looking north-northeast.


^ at Chater Garden, looking northeast.


^ at Chater Road near Ritz Carlton Hotel, looking east.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #11
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situation at 10th April 2004:
taken by my friend mongchacha
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^ at corner Queen's Road Central / Garden Road (next to CKC) ,looking north-northeast.


^ at walkway above corner Queen's Road Central / Murray Road, looking north-northwest.


^ at walkway above Murray Road, looking north.


^ at corner Chater Road / Murray Road, looking north

and a closeup: vvv

^ at corner Chater Road / Murray Road, looking north.

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Old April 13th, 2004, 09:29 PM   #12
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thanks for these updates!!!
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Old April 30th, 2004, 03:05 PM   #13
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situation at 26th April 2004:
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Old April 30th, 2004, 06:22 PM   #14
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This is totally my kind of tower..! Great, great design.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 09:27 PM   #15
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It's a short building but it makes a beautiful addition to Hong Kong. Hell anything that's fairly tall makes Hong Kong or any other big city better. I like the unique-boxiness of this design.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 11:04 PM   #16
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You are my hero

I love the pics -- nice to see pics of HSBC from various sides for a change, I love that building and rarely get to see close up shots of it!

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old May 1st, 2004, 03:43 AM   #17
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Damn, these Chinese scrapers are ornate. O_O Probably because Chinese architecture has always been ornate. Why is it, then, that America's scrapers have no connection with its past?

Seriously, that's fantastic, especially since the city's on a waterfront. It would look very funny otherwise.
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Old May 1st, 2004, 04:50 AM   #18
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When exactly in 2005 it's gonna be done ?
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Beautifull.
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 09:12 PM   #20
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Cool, this one's going up fast!
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