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pookgai
Sep 19, 2003, 2:24 PM
I agree with the park and infrastructure along with the reclamation. I'm not just saying this to get the 300th post! =P Or am I? =D

InitialD18
Sep 19, 2003, 8:09 PM
http://www.singpao.com/20030919/photos/m447823SP.jpg
the last urban hong kong village ... will be torned down in 2005 ...
why don't they just renovate the whole damn thing ...

igzaklee
Sep 19, 2003, 10:22 PM
is that where the Zhuhai/Macau bridge landing will be??

teddybear
Sep 19, 2003, 11:57 PM
it's all about money. if there is no money in preserving the area, then torn down.

try 2B funny
Sep 20, 2003, 12:23 PM
the last urban hong kong village ... will be torned down in 2005 ...
why don't they just renovate the whole damn thing ...

Because Hong Kong is an advance city so we must try our best to destory every single heritage to show that we're the best :rolleyes:

Monkey
Sep 20, 2003, 12:33 PM
the last urban hong kong village ... will be torned down in 2005 ...
why don't they just renovate the whole damn thing ...

Because Hong Kong is an advance city so we must try our best to destory every single heritage to show that we're the best :rolleyes:
And yet you believe that nimbyism will prevail over developers in Hong Kong? I doubt it. If money talks in Hong Kong then development will continue - which is bad for your heritage but good if you love skyscrapers. :)

igzaklee
Sep 20, 2003, 11:21 PM
adolescent HK is spreading its boundary's wings -- and it feels good

winglun
Sep 21, 2003, 7:29 AM
the last urban hong kong village ... will be torned down in 2005 ...
why don't they just renovate the whole damn thing ...

Because Hong Kong is an advance city so we must try our best to destory every single heritage to show that we're the best :rolleyes:

Are you sure?
Let think about Sai Ying Pun Community Complex.
The outermost wall of the old hospital was preserved.

http://www.building.com.hk/plibrary/syp/SYP03.jpg

InitialD18
Sep 22, 2003, 1:05 AM
Cyberport
http://www.wongtung.com/projects/851/img01.jpghttp://www.wongtung.com/projects/859/img01.jpg

PrOfOuNd_ReTaRdAtIoN
Sep 22, 2003, 10:24 PM
looks awsome.

winglun
Sep 24, 2003, 4:13 AM
The construction of the West Rail should be finished in this year.
Do any one have the recent pictures?

Rachmaninov
Sep 24, 2003, 12:42 PM
129 Repulse Bay Road is now proposed to become the most expensive 6-star hotel in Hong Kong!!!!

(星島日報報道)華懋集團的淺水灣「百合花」超級豪宅,未能順利以呎價三萬元開售,但集團主席龔如心(相關新聞 - 網站)改變概念,並以全球聞名的杜拜帆船酒店為參考,計畫將物業改建,將該超級豪宅變身為一家超六星級酒店,預計到明年落成之後,將會是全港房租最貴的酒店,並且成為代表香港的國際級知名酒店。

  華懋的129淺水灣豪宅項目,由於外形以百合花設計,故有淺水灣百合花之稱。發展商剛於上周向政府申請,將物業改建成酒店,由於該集團主席龔如心看好國際頂級酒店的收益,故將該建築獨特的豪宅,定為衝出國際的六星級酒店。

  華懋_I業部經理吳崇武昨日接受本報查詢時表示,本港旅遊業前景備受看好,集團主席龔如心早前考慮到,將訽先計畫轉售為租的129淺水灣豪宅項目,改建成頂級的酒店項目。

  他表示,由於肯定來自酒店的租金收益將更為可觀,故於上周落實向政府提出申請,將項目改建為酒店發展。為配合物業用料及所處地段優勢,發展商亦計畫,仿效杜拜帆船酒店項目,改建成一間國際性的超六星級酒店項目。

  吳崇武表示,杜拜帆船酒店為世界知名度極高的頂級酒店,相信亦是目前全球房租最貴的酒店項目,該酒店外形以帆船形設計,與集團富特色以百合花花瓣輪廓設計的129淺水灣,同屬具特色建築的物業,相信該豪宅可起異曲同工之效。

  此外,加上物業位處的淺水灣,為本港的其中一個旅遊熱點,故認為物業有條件,成為代表香港的一個國際性酒店項目。

  雖然現時發展商仍未敲定酒店將來的租金收費,吳認為由於每個國家特色不同,未來129淺水灣改建的酒店,房租或亦未必高於杜拜帆船酒店,但以該物業位處本港高尚豪宅地段,加上物業訽身亦是超級豪宅設計,所以相信物業將成本港房租最貴的超六星級酒店,而稍後亦將會為酒店重新命名。

  至於未來物業提供的設施,吳崇武稱,物業將保留住宅訽有的會所,提供包括會所泳池、健身室及桑拿室等,物業連車停樓高約三十層,提供共一百十四個房間,分層單位約由一千七百一十五至一千九百三十方呎。複式單位約三千四百方呎,吳崇武表示,項目申請改建為酒店同時,現亦已入則縮減房間面積,增至三百五十二個房間,其中十五個複式單位,將會成酒店將來的總統套房。


http://hk.news.yahoo.com/030923/60/udmx.html

try 2B funny
Sep 24, 2003, 1:40 PM
Chinachem always get some brillant idea, but work out in a crappy way.

InitialD18
Sep 24, 2003, 8:40 PM
30,000per feet2 was too expensive anyways ...
so its good they change their strategy ...

igzaklee
Sep 24, 2003, 11:08 PM
so they're looking to compete w/the new 4Seasons? ;)

speaking of ChinaChem-- anyone with NINA updates??

InitialD18
Sep 30, 2003, 7:12 PM
Cyberport updates from s.com
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212721/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212719/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/190133/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212713/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212715/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/190155/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212703/
http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/im/df/212700/

InitialD18
Sep 30, 2003, 9:32 PM
http://www.singpao.com/20031001/photos/m454030SP.jpg

InitialD18
Oct 4, 2003, 1:04 AM
http://www.residencebel-air.com/cyberport/jsp/images/plans_mlp_pic1.jpg
cyberport layout

winglun
Oct 5, 2003, 4:33 AM
Base on the layout,
Cyberport looks like a residental area rather than somewhere developing IT .

InitialD18
Oct 5, 2003, 6:16 AM
yes its more or less a residential development ...
with cybercenter as its clubhouse ...

try 2B funny
Oct 5, 2003, 2:05 PM
yes its more or less a residential development ...
with cybercenter as its clubhouse ...

This is a very good description. Cyber Port is shit, Science Park is the real deal.

igzaklee
Oct 6, 2003, 5:25 AM
cyberport is some great looking shit btw and what makes it shit anyway? perhaps HK uses Cyberport as stepping-stone for developing wireless and smart card tech, both of which could be huge - no one has a firm grip on those developments yet and HK could emerge as major global proving ground (97% cellphone saturation now for HK! - more than Finland and Sweden)

how is science park real deal? like anything in life, it's just another vision for entrepreneurial people抯 desire to accomplish - i think i know what you mean V., but HK can't be something it's not when others already are, right? isn't it best for HK to be even MORE of what HK's foundations already are?? just take them all to the next level?

InitialD18
Oct 6, 2003, 7:44 AM
http://www.greateagle.com.hk/english/images/properties/mongkok/model_1.jpg
Langham Place(2004)

try 2B funny
Oct 6, 2003, 12:15 PM
Granite facade in Mongkok? That's interesting:crazy:

Aboveday
Oct 6, 2003, 12:30 PM
The rendering of langham place looks great!

I hope that Hong Kong will have more interesting building with some creative idea.

Fabb
Oct 6, 2003, 12:34 PM
Langham place is one of the most interesting projects under development in HK.
How much remains to be built before it tops out ?

try 2B funny
Oct 6, 2003, 12:37 PM
Almost.

http://home.i-cable.com/rickpn/City/Kpark 029.jpg

InitialD18
Oct 6, 2003, 4:49 PM
http://www.news.gov.hk/en/031005p008jpg.jpg
chinese tenement will be preserved and redeveloped for 2006
http://www.tigerbalmgardens.com/images/sallyPagoda.jpg tiger palm garden will be preserved and renovated(2006

InitialD18
Oct 6, 2003, 9:21 PM
a alternative plan to the concrete residential jungle ... or the sports and arts center ... in southeast kowloon

Save Kai Tak spirit, says pilot
Paris Lord

The word ``cannot'' is absent from Francis Chin's vocabulary.

Thirty years ago, fellow pilots said he could not fly Echo Charlie - a tiny 100-horsepower Beagle Pup plane - from England to Hong Kong.

Chin, then 21, and his late brother Dominic, then 34, ignored their doubts.

They did it anyway. It took 30 days.

Three months later, in March 1972, the brothers received Hong Kong's first private pilot licences and made the city's first gyrocopter flights in a machine that resembled a three-wheeled midget helicopter.

Today, some of those same friends say Chin, 54, cannot save what remains of the Kai Tak runway.

The retired clinical audiologist, who learnt how to fly in his teens, wants to preserve about 1,500 metres for ``general aviation'' - such as a flying school and workshops for aircraft mechanics.

The government's vision for the former airport includes public housing, but Chin and his supporters argue that the land should be used for tourist attractions, including an aviation museum, area for hot air balloon flights and an enormous Ferris wheel similar to the London Eye.

Maritime museum supporters have approached him with plans to also house their attraction on the site. The privately funded museum will record southern China's maritime history, including exploration and shipping.


Chin said preserving part of the runway would let others share the experience of flying over Lion Rock and put paid to the idea that flying was only for rich foreigners.

``Kai Tak is a very affordable place for the youngsters of Hong Kong to develop a good pastime and contributing to their country [as] later on they can be pilots.''

Undeterred that his requests for a meeting with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and others have been ignored, Chin has taken his campaign to the Internet. Nearly 2,000 visitors from all over the world have hit on his website since mid-July.

A volunteer architect has been putting Chin's ideas down on paper, and the owner of a small television production company has offered him the use of his equipment, enabling Chin to produce a video and computer simulation of his vision.

Former Hong Kong residents and those who have never visited but love flying have begun emailing government officials - among them Ivan Szeto, Richard Parry and Boris Wong.

Hong Kong born and raised, Szeto is a flying instructor based near San Francisco.

He learnt of the campaign from a Chinese magazine while visiting Hong Kong last month and has written an article about it in his flying school's newsletter.

Among Szeto's reasons for preserving the runway is the fact that many large cities, such as San Francisco and London, have more than one airport. ``I believe there will only be business opportunities if we have a second airport serving the city,'' he told MetroNews from his California home.

Wong, a 17-year-old student from Toronto, Canada, learnt about the campaign from Chin's website (www.chinbrothers.netfirms.com) and is trying to contact the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair pilots' associations to win their support.

United Kingdom-based Parry has emailed a dozen SAR government officials asking them to preserve the runway.

Chin's campaign has also pricked the ears of an American aviation journalist. Roger Mola wrote about the fate of the Hong Kong Aviation Club for Air & Space magazine last month and said he wanted to meet Chin to learn more.

The club faces demolition as part of the government's redevelopment plans. Chin argues the club should be moved to the tip of the runway.


Unlike lawyer Winston Chu's campaign to stop the harbour reclamation, Chin has not considered bringing legal action to preserve the site.

He lacks legal backing, sufficient funds and would rather work with the government ``like partners, not opponents at this stage''.



www.chinbrothers.netfirms.com

Sher
Oct 6, 2003, 10:25 PM
http://www.tigerbalmgardens.com/images/sallyPagoda.jpg tiger palm garden will be preserved and renovated(2006

Really? I heard the tiger pagoda was demolished for a new highrise developments.....

Fabb
Oct 7, 2003, 10:51 AM
October 7, 2003

By KEITH BRADSHER

HONG KONG, Oct. 6 A judge ruled here on Monday that the government could proceed with its unpopular plan to fill in part of the heart of Victoria Harbor, the skyscraper-fringed body of water that has made Hong Kong one of the world's great ports.

The court decision not to issue an injunction against further landfill comes at an awkward time for the government here and for Beijing. They have been trying to allay public anger since huge pro-democracy rallies last summer forced government officials here to withdraw stringent internal security legislation long backed by Beijing.

But public sentiment against the harbor project has been building ever since barges began lowering huge mechanical jaws into the harbor last month to begin scraping silt off the harbor bottom, while tall pile drivers began pounding long steel pilings into the bottom. The project's goal is to fill in up to 57 acres of harbor in front of the central business district to make way for a covered highway, a commercial development, a waterfront promenade and a pier for Chinese warships.

The green-and-white, double-decker Star ferries, which carry people and goods between Hong Kong island and Kowloon, have already begun making a detour around a new clump of pilings. The government's plans call for building new Star Ferry docks at the end of the landfill, more than 200 yards closer to Kowloon than the current docks.

Opponents of the unpopular harbor landfill project contend that this would turn Victoria Harbor into Victoria River, although the Star Ferry's nearly straight route across the harbor would still be 1,400 yards long. Civil servants have argued that a short section of highway is needed where the harbor now lies to allow motorists to bypass the congested downtown area.

Michael Suen, the secretary for housing, planning and lands, said after the ruling that Hong Kong's cabinet would meet "very soon" to decide whether to resume construction. But the court ruling does not end litigation regarding the landfill.

Hong Kong literally means "fragrant harbor" in Chinese. But the harbor's faint smell is less than fragrant these days. The Hong Kong government contends that very little can survive in the water.



Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company

Aboveday
Oct 7, 2003, 11:23 AM
http://the-sun.com.hk/channels/news/20031007/img/a31007_big.jpg

Jaroslaw
Oct 7, 2003, 11:45 PM
"a pier for Chinese warships" ???

Almost in front of 2IFC? How crazy is that ???

If all they want is a highway, they don't need to reclaim 200 yards out.

winglun
Oct 8, 2003, 2:43 AM
http://www.tigerbalmgardens.com/images/sallyPagoda.jpg tiger palm garden will be preserved and renovated(2006

Really? I heard the tiger pagoda was demolished for a new highrise developments.....

Most part will /bave been destoryed.
But the Main Building in the Garden will be preversed
Some other parts have been sold to the Mainland China (as I know)

winglun
Oct 8, 2003, 3:22 AM
Hong Kong. Lui Seng Chun, a Grade I historical building and one
of the few remaining "tong lau", or Chinese tenement, buildings in
the city, was officially donated to the people of Hong Kong.
Lui Leung was the original owner of the 70-year-old, fourstorey
landmark located at 119 Lai Chi Kok Road, Mong Kok.
It is the first time in Hong Kong that a privately-owned historical
building has been unconditionally
donated to the public for preservation purposes. (METRO HK)

winglun
Oct 8, 2003, 3:25 AM
Hong Kong to resume
reclamation project
Despite growing popular protests,
the Hong Kong government said
yesterday it would resume the
huge reclamation project that conservation
groups fear will ruin the
city's stunning harbour.
Michael Suen, Secretary for
Housing, Planning and Lands,
said the government would
resume work reclaiming the sea
off the busy Central business district
but restrict itself in coming
weeks to dredging, which he said
would not do irreparable damage
to the harbour.
"We will not commence any piling
work until we have completed
the process of briefing and listening
to various views," he said.
A court ruled on Monday that
the reclamation project could proceed
even though a judicial review
of its legality would not be held
until next year. Conservationists
who had urged the court to order
a halt to the work and applied for
the judicial review, welcomed the
government's move to scale back
its original plans.
"We are glad that the government
has accepted public opinion
and decided to restart only limited
reclamation work, which will
not cause any permanent damage
to the harbour," Winston Chu,
chairman of the Society for
Protection of the Harbour
Limited, told a news conference.
However, he urged the government
to start public consultation
immediately on the harbour's
future. Conservationists fear the
deep harbour will resemble little
more than a river after completion
of the project, which is only
part of the government's larger
reclamation plans. (Reuters)

winglun
Oct 14, 2003, 6:34 AM
http://start.at/michaelwong/habour.htm

City of Life
Oct 15, 2003, 12:35 PM
http://start.at/michaelwong/habour.htm

totally exaggerated and misleading!:no:

Rachmaninov
Oct 15, 2003, 10:08 PM
Darn... That site is blocked from access here at this stupid school!!

EricIsHim
Oct 16, 2003, 3:54 AM
http://start.at/michaelwong/habour.htm

Not a bad idea to express his idea.
But just as City of Life said, that guy is exaggerating and misleading people who doesn't know what is going on.

The reclaimed area looks a lot bigger, and all "proposed" projects had been pulled.
:hell: :hell: :hell: :hell:

City of Life
Oct 16, 2003, 10:00 AM
Darn... That site is blocked from access here at this stupid school!!

how ridiculous!:nuts:

winglun
Nov 3, 2003, 5:09 AM
Will there be any project for the East Asia Game 2009???

EricIsHim
Nov 4, 2003, 5:02 PM
I heard somthing about building a 60k-capacity stadium at SE Kowloon. I believe is where the old airport was.
But I can't confirm that.

InitialD18
Nov 7, 2003, 12:50 AM
SHKP :
http://www.shkp.com/images/news/photo_lib/download/2003/20031105a.jpg
East Kowloon Shopping complex

http://www.shkp.com/images/news/photo_lib/download/2003/20031106i.jpg
Park Island Second Clubhouse is finished

InitialD18
Nov 7, 2003, 9:57 AM
Palace IFC Cinema
http://palaceifc.cinema.com.hk/e_index.html

JACKinBeantown
Nov 7, 2003, 3:40 PM
http://www.tigerbalmgardens.com/images/sallyPagoda.jpg tiger palm garden will be preserved and renovated(2006

Um... it's Tiger Balm, not Tiger Palm. That would make me question what exactly the tiger is up to.

Aboveday
Nov 30, 2003, 9:53 AM
http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/data/569/3094gateway3.jpg

"stale proposal"

any news about this tower?

Fabb
Nov 30, 2003, 1:50 PM
My instinct tells me that it's dead and buried.
But, what a fantastic project !

some_stupid_nut
Nov 30, 2003, 3:53 PM
Good that its dead. Its ewww.

Rachmaninov
Dec 1, 2003, 9:33 AM
I think Gateway 3 looks good IF it's a building of a smaller scale, say, around 2xxm in height.
Anyway I am coming back to Hong Kong next week!

hkskyline
Dec 6, 2003, 9:04 PM
http://www.urphoto.com/users/7204/118506/2325270yafdo.jpg
Nov. 30

http://www.urphoto.com/users/93763/68457/2332105ccwnc.JPG
Inside the development

PrOfOuNd_ReTaRdAtIoN
Dec 7, 2003, 4:09 PM
anyone have any pictures of 4 seasons?

Fabb
Dec 7, 2003, 5:32 PM
And Langham Place ?
Is steel (or concrete) rising at Hanoi Rd ?

SanMiguel
Dec 7, 2003, 6:04 PM
anyone have any pictures of 4 seasons?
go to: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4046&perpage=25&pagenumber=2
there are a lot.
and at my HP u'll also find many... http://www.micpix.de/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=85


@hkskyline:
u took them at the ferry to Cheung Chau?
or from jetfoil to Macao?

hkskyline
Dec 7, 2003, 6:27 PM
I didn't take that photo. I found it in a forum. I don't think the jetfoil to Macau passes the western edge of HK Island like that. That section of waterway is usually quite quiet.

bayrider
Dec 7, 2003, 6:45 PM
can someone confirm this for me... im not sure if i read it here or not, but i recall reading that US7 was "on hold" because of a lack of demand, so they were going to finish building the foundation and continue the rest of the building when the economy and demand pick up again. Is this true?

Fabb
Dec 7, 2003, 6:47 PM
I think that the foundations are already completed.

PrOfOuNd_ReTaRdAtIoN
Dec 7, 2003, 8:25 PM
anyone have any pictures of 4 seasons?
go to: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4046&perpage=25&pagenumber=2
there are a lot.
and at my HP u'll also find many... http://www.micpix.de/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=85


@hkskyline:
u took them at the ferry to Cheung Chau?
or from jetfoil to Macao?


thanks!! love the pics

InitialD18
Dec 7, 2003, 11:00 PM
i think us7 foundation is not finished yet ... open 2007
us6 foundation started also i think ... open 2006

It seems AIG foundation is finished ... not sure ... open 2005 ...
as for langham its already topped-out ... it will open 2004 ...
pacific place 3 is also topped out ... it will also open 2004 ...
exterior of police looks finished ... it will also open 2004 ...

SanMiguel
Dec 9, 2003, 1:18 AM
yesyes!

US7 (http://www.micpix.de/gallery/data/media/79/UnionSqTwr-Ph7-30Nov03-2.jpg) is still a big hole... Langham Place (http://www.micpix.de/gallery/data/media/83/LanghamPlace30Nov03-1.jpg) is topped out...
cladding of Police HQ (http://www.micpix.de/gallery/data/media/87/PoliceHQ-12Oct03-02.jpg) is finished since end of October...

more pics of the projects at my HP or at the HK-subforum

Fabb
Dec 9, 2003, 10:37 AM
Langham place looks like a lone giant.
I like it a lot.

Will the lower building eventually have the same cladding as the tower ?

wolkenkrabber
Dec 9, 2003, 2:59 PM
San Miguel are you living in hong kong? are you from hong kong or are you german?

SanMiguel
Dec 9, 2003, 4:40 PM
Will the lower building eventually have the same cladding as the tower ?
the pic already show the cladding of the (smaller) Hotel Project... white with blue windows , i think


San Miguel are you living in hong kong? are you from hong kong or are you german?
i am german , but i loooove HK and i wanna live there once..
got some friends there, one is "mongchacha" who sent me lots of the updates wich i share with u guys :)
i usually go there once a yr...
next time (go to HK, Anshan[Guangdong Province],Macao and Singapore) will b in May or June 2004

btw..ur signature is funny... :D

Rachmaninov
Dec 16, 2003, 2:51 PM
Hey Highcliff is getting its bamboo again at its base. Does anyone know why??

Fabb
Dec 16, 2003, 10:38 PM
I don't.
But I'm glad you're back.

InitialD18
Dec 17, 2003, 12:34 AM
nice pic of cyberport skyline ...
le meridian cyberport was hiring earlier ...
anyone know ... when will it open in 2004?


http://hk.yimg.com/hk/providers/od/20031217/1217enew01b1.jpg
heres a pic i found in some newspaper ...
some new jackie chan movie ... on the roof of HKCEC ...
u can see langham in the back and Peking Road in the front ...

Fabb
Dec 17, 2003, 9:53 AM
Langham place is clearly visible in the distance. I like that.

igzaklee
Dec 17, 2003, 10:08 AM
very cool :) welcome back Rach!

vvill
Dec 17, 2003, 6:50 PM
i'm back in hk... i'm not too sure if you guys actually notice that the great eagle hotel in tst is now called the langham hotel. how confusing it is with the langham place hotel in mongkok.

just checked for some background information and just know that both hotels belong to quite a newly formed hotel group called Langham Hotels based in HK. they own eaton hotel as well also a couple of hotels overseas. (though named under the hilton/le meridien/sheraton brands)

vvill
Dec 17, 2003, 6:51 PM
you can go to http://www.langhamhotels.com for more information.

Rachmaninov
Dec 18, 2003, 1:43 AM
I'm back, but I don't have a camera anymore...
Anyway, anybody noticed the white lights at the top of Harbourside? And how's the Hanoi Road Development Tower?

Dark357g
Dec 19, 2003, 12:55 PM
I've given up any hope on US7, its been a god dam hole since june of 2002.

ShangHigh
Dec 19, 2003, 4:09 PM
I've given up any hope on US7, its been a god dam hole since june of 2002.

You're wrong, its only been a hole for the last few months.

The Ignorant One
Dec 19, 2003, 4:24 PM
Welcome back rach-man! Damn, Langham Place is looking nice, I got to get down there soon.

Rachmaninov
Dec 20, 2003, 2:36 AM
Yea but I can't see the top of Langham Place very clearly. The visibility these days aren't THAT high so I couldn't see a thing through my telescope.
Do you think you can provide us with some pics of it? Thanks, The One!

hksuperlink
Dec 23, 2003, 5:14 AM
Does anyone have its photos?

Jaroslaw
Dec 23, 2003, 7:45 AM
The foundation work at US 7 is proceeding, the excavation is finished and the steel mesh for the foundation at the bottom is now being assembled. I got a good look at this yesterday, better than from the bus stop, and some pics too, but can't post them as yet.

Dark357g
Dec 23, 2003, 9:38 AM
You're wrong, its only been a hole for the last few months.
oh, then what was it in June 2002

Rachmaninov
Dec 23, 2003, 10:48 AM
I think it's nothing in June 2002. Don't remember seeing a hole there.

Aboveday
Dec 23, 2003, 2:44 PM
The chairman of SHKP said that the consturction of US7 will not postpone for any reason already,the tower will be completed within 2007.

the old "news" is here.

http://www.singpao.com/20030711/finance/407785.html (http://)

:haha:

Fabb
Dec 23, 2003, 4:33 PM
I must say I'm relieved.
But the link you posted doesn't function.

ggnykk
Dec 24, 2003, 9:06 AM
back in June 2002, it was totally flat. There were lots of cranes, hydralic drills......

Aboveday
Dec 24, 2003, 6:09 PM
I must say I'm relieved.
But the link you posted doesn't function.

maybe you could copy the link and read it in another window.:)

Fabb
Dec 24, 2003, 6:56 PM
That works !
Of course, I can't read a word of chinese... but I believe the good news.

Lecom
Dec 30, 2003, 12:49 AM
Wasn't 2 IFC a hole in the ground for a long time too?

Fabb
Dec 30, 2003, 8:57 AM
Right.
A year or so I think.

ShangHigh
Dec 30, 2003, 1:54 PM
Actually, from early 1998 until mid 2000, it was two and a half years on hold. I lived in HK at that time and went there every week to see if any activity is going on :D

That's why I'm now rather relaxed about SWFC... ;) One day it will be there...

ztopp
Dec 31, 2003, 7:16 AM
Just heard SWFC is back on track from ssp.com, but i doubt whether it can be completed in 2007 after so many delays.

ggnykk
Dec 31, 2003, 7:37 AM
it can be done by 2007 for sure. (assuming there are no more "on hold")

hkskyline
Jan 2, 2004, 7:19 PM
http://busforum.net/~hkbf/album_pic.php?pic_id=22107

Is this Enterprise Square in east Kowloon?

Fabb
Jan 2, 2004, 10:17 PM
What a large, sleek building !

vvill
Jan 3, 2004, 5:05 PM
http://busforum.net/~hkbf/album_pic.php?pic_id=22107

Is this Enterprise Square in east Kowloon?

true, it's in kowloon bay.

ztopp
Jan 5, 2004, 12:15 AM
It's really nice and slim....looks cool!! 8)

Rachmaninov
Jan 5, 2004, 2:56 PM
Looks nice, judging by the base. What does the top look like?

Fabb
Jan 5, 2004, 10:24 PM
I bet it's a flat top.
Could anybody post a picture ?

Aboveday
Jan 6, 2004, 11:48 AM
o,no,the top is interesting !looks like a pair of wings..

Aboveday
Jan 6, 2004, 7:00 PM
The plan of US7 has been changed changed again ,the scale of the Hotel enlarged ,it will provide 1800 guest rooms(original plan is 300 room only!!!),thus,some of the office space has canceled.

http://hk.news.yahoo.com/040102/74/wc0w.html
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And a rumour from a message which was posted on a taiwan board last summer said that,the tower will change its plan and extend its height "undoubtedly",i sent a email for asking him more information about that but he has no respond,so......:?

:nuts:

Fabb
Jan 6, 2004, 7:28 PM
1800 guest rooms ?
Isn't that huge ? Sounds like Las Vegas.

some_stupid_nut
Jan 6, 2004, 8:16 PM
Is the design changed? Or are they just making office floors into the hotel?

hkskyline
Jan 7, 2004, 12:11 AM
Hopewell's mega hotel cleared to go ahead
Dennis Eng

Hopewell Holdings' HK$4 billion mega-hotel plan in Wan Chai has been cleared to go ahead after it bought out the two remaining lots on the site of its proposed project for about HK$12 million, chairman Gordon Wu said.

"The price is high but we didn't mind paying a premium in this case,'' he said.

The toll road operator and property developer agreed to the HK$6 million price tag for each of the roughly 400-square-foot lots in a move that effectively clears the way for Hopewell to proceed with the HK$4 billion two-hotel development.

Blueprints for the development, which is adjacent to the company's headquarters, have been submitted to the Town Planning Board for approval eight times since Wu first outlined his plan in the early 1990s. The final proposal will be sent to the board by the end of next month.

Hopewell originally received the green light from the board in 1994 to construct what would become Hong Kong's tallest hotel.

Dubbed the Mega Tower Hotel, the development was to include a residential building. This plan was then scrapped and changed to the present two-hotel layout.

The current proposal will see the hotels built on an L-shape site sandwiched between Queen's Road East on the ground level and Kennedy Road 16 storeys up.

Preliminary work on the site includes replanting 78 trees that will have to make way for the hotels. Wu also hopes to have booklets detailing the project in English and Chinese ready for distribution and public consultation within the next two weeks.

Fears regarding possible objections raised by two nearby schools, Tang King Po College and St Francis Canossian College, also failed to materialise, Wu said.

In letters to the government, Tang King Po College gave its approval to the plan while St Francis Canossian College said it did not object.

Separately, Wu said that the company plans to sell residential units of its Guangzhou logistics park for more than HK$3,000 per square metre. The site, which includes commercial and residential projects, is situated in Huadu, about three kilometres from the newly constructed Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. "The price is much lower than Hong Kong levels but I expect these residential sales to still be profitable,'' Wu said.

7 January 2004 / 12:58 AM