daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 4th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #281
HKT
6,22,23,66,69,72,111,160
 
HKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 522
Likes (Received): 0

Mines were 2 days ago....

Oct 2.

Different exposure --> Different Color
[IMG]http://************/e8wr36.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://************/e8wraw.jpg[/IMG]

Different timing --> Different Reflections
[IMG]http://************/e8wrbp.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://************/e8wrgi.jpg[/IMG]

HK is really constantly changing....
HKT no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 4th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #282
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,484
Likes (Received): 17796

^ You went out that night? It was so hot I had to do a few bus tours on HK Island!
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #283
Aboveday
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Unidentified
Posts: 1,177
Likes (Received): 11

very nice!
Aboveday no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #284
HKT
6,22,23,66,69,72,111,160
 
HKT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 522
Likes (Received): 0

Thanks. I didn't really take pics that day. They were just taken after church.
HKT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #285
Aboveday
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Unidentified
Posts: 1,177
Likes (Received): 11



I think they should fix the whole lighting system as soon as possible..
Aboveday no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #286
Aboveday
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Unidentified
Posts: 1,177
Likes (Received): 11



Police HQ litup pic......it is not going to happen...
Aboveday no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #287
vincent
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,380
Likes (Received): 7

not going to happen? what do u mean?
vincent no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2005, 12:53 AM   #288
vincent
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,380
Likes (Received): 7

hkskyline, cool shots! any pics of the lobby?
vincent no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2005, 10:49 AM   #289
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,436
Likes (Received): 611

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aboveday


Police HQ litup pic......it is not going to happen...

I'm confused. What are you talking about?
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #290
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,484
Likes (Received): 17796

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincent
hkskyline, cool shots! any pics of the lobby?
... too heavily guarded.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2005, 03:16 AM   #291
vincent
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,380
Likes (Received): 7

usually i pretend knowing nothing, and just play "cat and mouse" (like hiding behind column, walk with a large group, talk in cell phone when the guard want to come over and talk to u etc) game with the security guard. Hehe. I got tons of shots in central plaza back then when it was quite heavily guarded.
vincent no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #292
Aboveday
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Unidentified
Posts: 1,177
Likes (Received): 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincent
not going to happen? what do u mean?
i dont think they wil litup the tower like this anymore,
and the pic was taken by the gov last year,the tower was litup for one night only for taking official pic ......actually the lighting system was installed,but seems nobody is going to turn it on again...
Aboveday no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #293
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,484
Likes (Received): 17796

Speech by CE at opening of AIG Asia Regional Headquarters
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Government Press Release

Following is the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, at the opening of AIG Asia Regional Headquarters at AIG Tower today (October 6) (English only):

Mr Sullivan, Mr Tse, Mr Kanak, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to join you this evening for the opening of the new AIG Tower. This elegant, modern tower, with its glimmering lights, has added yet another icon to our skyline. But, the opening of the tower is doubly significant because it also represents a homecoming for the company.

Founded in Shanghai in 1919, AIG is one of the very few US companies that can trace its roots back to China. Since then, AIG has grown to become one of the world's leading insurance and financial conglomerates. AIG withdrew from the Mainland market in the 1950s, but returned to its 'home territory' in 1992 to tap the enormous business opportunities arising from China's breathtaking development.

In Hong Kong, AIG started business in 1930 – right on the spot we are standing tonight. The business model must have worked well, because in 1968 they moved to the landmark AIA Building on Stubbs Road, a building that still dominates the area today. And now, after almost four decades of growth, the company's flagship building and regional HQ comes back to Central.

Like many of the 3800-odd international companies with regional operations in Hong Kong, AIG has been able to take full advantage of our position as the pre-eminent international financial services centre in Asia. Our free capitalist economy, level playing field for business, and sound regulatory framework have nurtured entrepreneurship and myriad business activities. A high concentration of world-class banks, insurers and reinsurers makes Hong Kong a natural choice for conducting region-wide insurance business and operations. Hong Kong also excels in professional services, such as financial planning, asset management, debt financing and capital formation. Last year, Hong Kong was the largest equity fund-raiser in Asia, eclipsing even Tokyo. Just last week, figures showed that Hong Kong was the second largest recipient of foreign direct investment in Asia, and 7th in the world. We have positioned ourselves as the prime location for multinationals to manage their regional and Mainland business operations. We have decades of experience in the Mainland market. Our market operates within a sound and trusted legal system. We have well-established global links, a free flow of capital, a critical mass of foreign investors, and a world-class financial and communications infrastructure.

AIG's regional headquarters reinforces Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre and premier insurance hub. We have about 180 insurers operating here - the highest concentration in Asia. They include multinational insurers, professional reinsurers and specialist insurers engaging in captive, mortgage, credit, marine and other business. Hong Kong's total gross premiums reached HK$123 billion (US$16 billion) in 2004. Our insurance penetration is now among one of the highest in the world, sharing the same ranking as the US.

More noteworthy is the fact that Hong Kong's insurance industry has maintained double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade. This sustained growth does not only highlight our underlying infrastructural strength and resilience, but also our world-class regulatory system that instils confidence in market development.

I am very pleased to see that AIG will continue to use Hong Kong as its regional headquarters to manage your Asia-Pacific business. The opening of the new AIG Tower is a milestone for AIG's operations in Hong Kong and the region. It represents a strong commitment to Hong Kong and a vote of confidence in our future. With the Hong Kong economy performing well, and continued liberalisation of the insurance and financial markets in the Mainland and other emerging economies in the region, AIG is poised for strong and steady growth in the future.

I would like to wish AIG all the very best for the future and a hearty welcome home to Central. Thank you.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 7th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #294
vincent
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,380
Likes (Received): 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aboveday
i dont think they wil litup the tower like this anymore,
and the pic was taken by the gov last year,the tower was litup for one night only for taking official pic ......actually the lighting system was installed,but seems nobody is going to turn it on again...
maybe they want to wait til the tower is full first?
vincent no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #295
Aboveday
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Unidentified
Posts: 1,177
Likes (Received): 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincent
maybe they want to wait til the tower is full first?
I believe it is already full ...
Aboveday no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #296
philip
The Picture Guy
 
philip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 568
Likes (Received): 71

Hong Kong looks like one giant neon sign.
__________________
I am the Picture Guy - A picture is worth a thousand words.
philip no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #297
Rachmaninov
Registered User
 
Rachmaninov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Posts: 3,188
Likes (Received): 24

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincent
maybe they want to wait til the tower is full first?
I believe it might be one of those policies of saving 1.5% energy in government buildings, as proposed by our Chief Executive Donald Tsang.
Rachmaninov no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #298
Skybean
天豆
 
Skybean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9,938
Likes (Received): 271

__________________
My Photos」 ● Hong Kong 1|2|3 ● Macau 1 ● London 1 ● New York City 1
Photo Threads」 ● Flying Over Hong KongCity Life Series」 ● Hong KongShanghaiSeoulTokyo
Skybean no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2005, 12:54 AM   #299
Effer
E Pluribus Unum
 
Effer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vanderbilt
Posts: 3,741
Likes (Received): 226

I love it!
Effer no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #300
Jose Luis
Skyscraper
 
Jose Luis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,697
Likes (Received): 44

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skybean
I can't figure it out, the glass is green or blue???
Is it a neon sign o is it a screen???
WTH!!?
Jose Luis no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu