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Aboveday
Jul 14, 2004, 10:08 AM
Aboveday, nice rendering!
the second and third seems to be Swire's and last one is Henderson. how about the first one?


The first one is from Sino Group +The Wharf :D

vvill
Jul 14, 2004, 10:47 AM
who's the architect for henderson's proposal? oh also sino's?

vincent
Jul 14, 2004, 10:39 PM
willie, you can get the info here
http://the-sun.com.hk/channels/news/20040620/img/a140620b_big.jpg
henderson got cesar pelli, and swire got aedas, edaw....

Aboveday
Jul 25, 2004, 2:52 PM
From The Pacific-Rim Construction Magazine
Posted by Chad from skyscrapercity.com:

http://img56.photobucket.com/albums/v171/chady/US.jpg

US6---265m twins tower!

some_stupid_nut
Jul 25, 2004, 3:42 PM
I thought US6 had a slanted roof? Guess not.

Fabb
Jul 25, 2004, 3:52 PM
I thought that US6 was supposed to exceed 300 m.

Aboveday
Jul 25, 2004, 4:11 PM
Maybe it is the final design ,with flat roof and a bit shorter.
The design of US3 has been changed a lot too.


Some more pics:
07-24-04

US3:

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/25/c3321463333578481090770901271.jpg?1090770928043

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/25/c3321463333577661090770909003.jpg?1090770928043

ENDOPHINS
Jul 25, 2004, 4:37 PM
NO FLAT ROOF!!!!!

Fabb
Jul 25, 2004, 5:00 PM
Too bad US6 is going to be shorter... but it would have been dwarfed by the big neighbour anyhow.

try 2B funny
Jul 26, 2004, 11:34 AM
265m only!? What a loser :no:

Aboveday
Jul 26, 2004, 11:51 AM
SHKP is the winner ,they chopped it off to save more money.


I found two version of US6 in shkp.com,
one with flat roof:
http://www.shkp.com/majorprojects/klnstation/images/nightview_s.jpg
one with slanted roof
http://www.shkp.com/majorprojects/klnstation/images/20n21_s.jpg

The slanted roof version is 295m according to http://home.t-online.de/home/wleonhard/hkunion6.htm.

Rachmaninov
Jul 26, 2004, 1:52 PM
http://img56.exs.cx/img56/116/US7.jpg
http://img60.exs.cx/img60/8886/US72.jpg
US7 - still a big hole but there's this thing which look like a crane to me.

ENDOPHINS
Jul 26, 2004, 6:03 PM
wanna see some US6 pic ....
and the crane i saw a month ago in US7 is also disappeared !
BIG BIG HOLE ..... till when !?

Anyway , great shots Rachmaninov!

ENDOPHINS
Jul 29, 2004, 6:51 AM
i have send a letter to shkp and they reply me that the development of US6 is still under planning !......... :sly

Aboveday
Jul 31, 2004, 6:31 AM
http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/28/c3321461041358691091019650323.jpg?1091019869405

The cover of PRC magazine issue 17 (MAy 2004)
New poster for my bedroom...ha

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/28/c3321461041356211091019640421.jpg?1091019869405

The advertisement by the main contractor of US3,6,7

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos800/2004/07/28/c3321461041355971091019660285.jpg?1091020109233

I believe this is the finalized version of US7

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/28/c3321461041352881091019669900.jpg?1091020119273

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos/2004/07/28/c3321461041353061091019678447.jpg?1091020119273

"Union Square 7 483m -superhighrise in progress by Sanfield"
483 mPD? good....

vincent
Jul 31, 2004, 7:59 AM
oh, the crane thing was there since early this year.

Rachmaninov, do you see people working around or in the US7 hole? or machine running?

Fabb
Jul 31, 2004, 8:54 AM
I believe this is the finalized version of US7


It's more like an artist's rendering.

Good news if the height is 483 m !

Rachmaninov
Aug 2, 2004, 5:19 AM
Nope, nobody was working there in the hole. I think it's because that was a Sunday...
Anyway, I think that's 483mPD at the top roof. I don't think it's the building height.

Fabb
Aug 2, 2004, 7:06 AM
What do you mean ? that the glass-wall extentions will be even higher ? I doubt it.

ENDOPHINS
Aug 13, 2004, 1:06 PM
<img src="http://www.cladding.com/images/Project/KowloonStation/KowloonStationVMU1(240).jpg">
The cladding of US7 :crazy:

cas1976
Aug 13, 2004, 2:52 PM
<img src="http://www.cladding.com/images/Project/KowloonStation/KowloonStationVMU1(240).jpg">
The cladding of US7 :crazy:
Where is it?
At Nga Cheung Road or where?

Matace
Aug 14, 2004, 9:37 PM
Cool, slightly more of a sleek appearance to it. But i want to see some proper activity in the hole, when will steel start to rise?

vincent
Aug 14, 2004, 10:16 PM
the cladding pic was at cladding.com for like two years already.

Rachmaninov
Aug 16, 2004, 2:43 AM
Yea, I forgot who sent it to me... either you or willie.

Tall and High 2
Aug 17, 2004, 3:50 PM
;) nice pictures!

Fabb
Aug 17, 2004, 4:58 PM
nice pictures!

... but getting old. Still nothing interesting ?

-GR2NY-
Aug 17, 2004, 6:20 PM
I say, we gave China the skyscraper (United States began making them first) and we can take them back ! Thats it !!!! Start tearing those things apart. New York, we're back baby!

ENDOPHINS
Aug 18, 2004, 4:25 AM
........Jealous :eek:

vincent
Aug 18, 2004, 8:19 AM
WTF!!!?????!!!??

Aboveday
Aug 18, 2004, 12:19 PM
lol,pay your money and take them back to New York.:haha:

Rachmaninov
Aug 18, 2004, 12:27 PM
Anyway, we don't need huge spires to reach the height we want. I guess that's not the way WTC is redeveloped eh?

ENDOPHINS
Aug 18, 2004, 3:18 PM
ya , we don't need to be the world's tallest ...:laugh:

Fabb
Aug 18, 2004, 4:48 PM
Anyway, we don't need huge spires to reach the height we want. I guess that's not the way WTC is redeveloped eh?

I agree.
US7 is like the anti-Freedom Tower.

alejandro
Aug 19, 2004, 1:05 AM
Yeah, take that New York.
Soon, NYC, will be remembered as the old city od skyscrapers, and the title will be given to Hong Kong.

So, when do steel will start riseing.

:crazy: :rock: :crazy:

vincent
Aug 19, 2004, 5:11 AM
I say, we gave China the skyscraper (United States began making them first) and we can take them back ! Thats it !!!! Start tearing those things apart. New York, we're back baby!
dude, the chinese invented paper, and we can take all American paper money back! Thats it!!! Start tearing your wallet apart. China, we're back baby!
not a bad deal to trade trillion US dollars hard cash for just a skyscraper, huh??

Sher
Aug 19, 2004, 7:25 AM
^ :hilarious
Good one, vincent!

From pbase:

http://www.pbase.com/image/32184390.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/32184392.jpg

:eek:

Fabb
Aug 19, 2004, 7:34 AM
Still nothing above ground !
I hate that.

vincent
Aug 19, 2004, 10:57 AM
wow, cool pics!
damn, no sigh of us6 south tower foundation work.
the pic is too small to detect progress of us7.

http://www.pbase.com/image/32184396
can't really tell how tall is hanoi road now.
and look at the rows of solar panels on top of new world center (i forgot the name of that hotel)

and isn't airport a restricted heli flying zone??

ENDOPHINS
Aug 19, 2004, 11:01 AM
not so sure that these photos are recently taken.
but ... vincent rocks!! :hilarious

Beyond 1000
Aug 19, 2004, 8:22 PM
I'm convinced now that this thread is absolutely full of 14 year olds.

Altauria
Aug 19, 2004, 10:48 PM
I'm still heartbroken that the SOM design was tossed.

vincent
Aug 20, 2004, 6:04 AM
it is a fair game, he talks like shit, we give him shit.

lakegz
Aug 20, 2004, 7:03 AM
this will be a beautiful addition to the skyline adding more balance to this side of the bay. i wonder what the street life will be like around US7, i hope its not too vacant meaning this is just an example of vertical sprawl.

Fabb
Aug 20, 2004, 7:41 AM
I'm not sure that there'll be actual streets around US. I think that, basically, it's a huge subway and bus station surrounded by expressways.

ztopp
Aug 20, 2004, 7:44 AM
^Yes, that's what i thought too.

-GR2NY-
Aug 22, 2004, 6:27 PM
I say, we gave China the skyscraper (United States began making them first) and we can take them back ! Thats it !!!! Start tearing those things apart. New York, we're back baby!
dude, the chinese invented paper, and we can take all American paper money back! Thats it!!! Start tearing your wallet apart. China, we're back baby!
not a bad deal to trade trillion US dollars hard cash for just a skyscraper, huh??

OHH THATS IT ! I have no choice but to demand you give us back ALL of our Caloy flood detectors! ! ! (by the way, this is real)

http://www.geocities.com/jaysliterature/invent/cfd-00.gif

Aboveday
Aug 22, 2004, 6:29 PM
I'm convinced now that this thread is absolutely full of 3 year olds.

High Pointer
Aug 22, 2004, 9:30 PM
:no:No, 2 year olds.:no:

Sher
Aug 22, 2004, 10:10 PM
:no:No, mentally deficient .:no:

-GR2NY-
Aug 23, 2004, 12:46 AM
Ohhh cmon now, thats good humor !

But alright, if you dont accept that, then I'm going to have to ask that you give us back our "good ole american humor". Oh wait, you dont have that yet, lol. :haha:

VERTIKAL777
Aug 24, 2004, 12:34 AM
:nono: this thread better get back on track or else...:borg:


and if thats not enough of a threat i will unleash the BUNNY WABBITZ on both New yorK and Hong konG forever and ever...

:lurk:


:tyty:


:eat: :eat: :eat: =:hug: :hug: :hug: =:boogy: :boogy: :boogy:


:apple: :tomato: :leek: :carrot: :dunce: :borg: :koko: :jester: :hi: :nuts: :???: :help: :sly :yes: :slob: :banana: :boogy: :angel: :whisper:

High Pointer
Aug 24, 2004, 4:52 AM
I agree. Let's PLEASE turn this thread's topic back to what it's supposed to be about... US7:D

:borg::borg::borg:...Or else...:borg::borg::borg:

-GR2NY-
Aug 25, 2004, 6:30 PM
But.... I want my damn Caloy(tm) flood detectors back first.

ztopp
Aug 26, 2004, 8:54 AM
But.... I want my damn Caloy(tm) flood detectors back first.

What the f**k r u talking about???

High Pointer
Aug 26, 2004, 7:51 PM
I dont know...I'm confused.:uhh:

-GR2NY-
Aug 26, 2004, 8:18 PM
Read the last page in its entirity....... you forgetfull foreigners.

Matace
Aug 26, 2004, 8:31 PM
Order, order!

:order:

This thread shall come to order!

ztopp
Aug 27, 2004, 2:16 AM
Read the last page in its entirity....... you forgetfull foreigners.

I'm just too lazy to do do that. I wouldn't want to read something unproductive by some foreigner.

PrOfOuNd_ReTaRdAtIoN
Aug 27, 2004, 3:47 PM
must hold back urge to flame ....

-GR2NY-
Aug 29, 2004, 11:59 PM
Read the last page in its entirity....... you forgetfull foreigners.

I'm just too lazy to do do that. I wouldn't want to read something unproductive by some foreigner.

Yeah good point. Its more efficient to flame me due to your forgetfullness. :haha: rigghhttt.

Aboveday
Aug 31, 2004, 10:41 AM
SHKP appoints new Vice President of Operations for Hotel Division
John Berndt: the new Vice President of Operations for SHKP's hotel division.

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) announced today (August 16) that John Berndt has been appointed Vice President of Operations for its hotel division. Mr Berndt will be responsible for enhancing quality and operational efficiency to ensure that SHKP hotels offer the finest accommodation and service. He will also participate in the planning and development of the Four Seasons hotel complex in International Finance Centre (ifc), the new six-star hotel at Kowloon Station and SHKP' s future hotel projects.

Mr Berndt has 30 years of experience in hotel operations and management, having held senior positions in leading hotel groups including Ritz-Carlton, Westin Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining SHKP, Mr Berndt was Vice President of Operations at Harrah' s Hotel and Casino in the US. Hotels under his leadership have earned prestigious industry honours, including Best Casino Hotel in 2004, AAA 5 Diamond Award in 2003, Best New Hotel of 2001, the World' s Finest Hotelier in 2000 and the US National Quality Award in 1999.

Mr Berndt graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 1976. He is a former co-chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce and vice-president of the Cornell Hotel Society. He has written articles for organizations including the Harvard Business Review and Asian Productivity Organization.

The hotel complex in ifc will be the first Four Seasons establishment in the territory, with around 400 deluxe guest rooms and 600 suites for long-term guests. Its convenient location above the Airport Express Hong Kong Station places it in the heart of the Central business district and will provide quick and easy access to the airport, making it attractive to tourists and business travellers. In other news, SHKP has reached an agreement for the renowned W hospitality group to manage the six-star hotel SHKP is developing at Kowloon Station. This will have one million square feet of premium-quality accommodation along with exciting dining, nightlife and entertainment.

- END -

Fabb
Aug 31, 2004, 10:56 AM
Thanks for posting an actual info in this thread.
So, the tallest hotel in the world will be a W hotel...

Matace
Aug 31, 2004, 7:22 PM
Yeah, thanks for breathing some much needed life back into this thread. A "six-star" hotel eh? Soon one of the 100* ones will escape from Dubai with a couple of 30* ones and parhaps even a million* one as well. I never expected Hong Kong to go down that road. What the hell, this development rocks.

Aboveday
Sep 1, 2004, 12:52 PM
I guess "W" will manage the "6- star" hotel on US6 only.I heard the World highest hotel on US7 will be a "7-star" hotel...Guests will be able to see the Stonecutters Bridge-- longest cable-stayed bridge in the world on both hotel ,and if they got a telescope ,they can see the Disneyland from the room.:)

Matace
Sep 1, 2004, 8:47 PM
^Ah yes, Disneyland! I completely forgot about that, how is it comming along?

Lecom
Sep 1, 2004, 8:50 PM
Hey Matace, I was just gonna steal your avatar.

Aboveday
Sep 2, 2004, 10:01 AM
^Ah yes, Disneyland! I completely forgot about that, how is it comming along?


The Hong Kong Disneyland is to open by the end of next year.
Guests from Union Square could take the MTR to the park,the journey would takes about 20 mins.

vvill
Sep 2, 2004, 12:38 PM
I guess "W" will manage the "6- star" hotel on US6 only.I heard the World highest hotel on US7 will be a "7-star" hotel...Guests will be able to see the Stonecutters Bridge-- longest cable-stayed bridge in the world on both hotel ,and if they got a telescope ,they can see the Disneyland from the room.:)

yes the W hotel is in US6 cos there're some renderings of the entrance of the hotel in this month's perspective magazine.

they're pretty small but i'll scan them and post them here soon.

Aboveday
Sep 2, 2004, 4:56 PM
yes the W hotel is in US6 cos there're some renderings of the entrance of the hotel in this month's perspective magazine.

they're pretty small but i'll scan them and post them here soon.

Small renderings for a grand hotel ..wow ...yummy.
And which name is suitable to be used for this hotel? W Hong Kong -Kowloon ?W Kowloon -Union Square ?W Hong Kong -Union Square?

Matace
Sep 3, 2004, 12:33 PM
^It's a tricky decision i give you that. Perhaps a compromise like W KowlKong (just kidding). Union Square will really be the place to be with Disney Land so close.

@ LeCom: feel free to steal it if you like my friend, i have no problem with the word being spread that the new Wembley Stadium's arch is up. You have all the avatars on this forum at your disposal, by the way, your new one suits you!

vvill
Sep 3, 2004, 3:45 PM
yes the W hotel is in US6 cos there're some renderings of the entrance of the hotel in this month's perspective magazine.

they're pretty small but i'll scan them and post them here soon.

Small renderings for a grand hotel ..wow ...yummy.
And which name is suitable to be used for this hotel? W Hong Kong -Kowloon ?W Kowloon -Union Square ?W Hong Kong -Union Square?

yeah i think it'll be called W Hong Kong - Union Square

Fabb
Sep 3, 2004, 4:11 PM
... or WHKUS. Easy to remember.

igzaklee
Sep 4, 2004, 11:52 PM
yeah i think it'll be called W Hong Kong - Union Square


:yes:

Aboveday
Sep 8, 2004, 5:54 PM
http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos800/2004/09/09/c3321472153631091094665220155.jpg?1094665240243

Huge model of US6 , 7. (MINGPO 8/9/04)

http://netalbum.netvigator.com/photos800/2004/09/09/c3321472153631371094666073456.jpg?1094666092751

Fabb
Sep 8, 2004, 9:20 PM
What do you mean ? That US7 might be taller than announced, or that the model is wrong ?

JACKinBeantown
Sep 8, 2004, 11:50 PM
The model looks like a sweet girl. How can you say she's wrong? Oh, you mean the building.

Fabb
Sep 9, 2004, 9:19 AM
She looks a little shy though. Or embarrassed. She must know that something's wrong with the model.

Aboveday
Sep 9, 2004, 12:48 PM
I think the model is alright ,but US7 looks like a 500+ m building instead of a 470+ building in the model.

try 2B funny
Sep 9, 2004, 1:18 PM
The model looks like a sweet girl. How can you say she's wrong? Oh, you mean the building.

I always think that american don't know how to define a sweet chinese girl. JACKinNYC is obviously an exception. That's a good sign

Aboveday
Sep 9, 2004, 2:39 PM
http://www.takungpao.com/news/images/20040908-hd-11.jpg

vvill
Sep 9, 2004, 3:59 PM
here comes the rendering of whotel hong kong:

http://www.willienet.net/photos/whotel.jpg

http://www.willienet.net/photos/whotel2.jpg

vincent
Sep 9, 2004, 4:14 PM
so the W hotel is definitely in US6.

Aboveday
Sep 9, 2004, 4:19 PM
Thanks vvill.
The main entrance will under and near US7!

JACKinBeantown
Sep 9, 2004, 7:06 PM
The model looks like a sweet girl. How can you say she's wrong? Oh, you mean the building.

I always think that american don't know how to define a sweet chinese girl. JACKinNYC is obviously an exception. That's a good sign

Thank you, but there are many Americans who know how to behave properly. You probably just don't see them on TV because they're not "good news stories."

coth
Sep 9, 2004, 8:47 PM
hmm, looking for rendering I also think USP7 looks about 2 times taller than USP6... 265x2=530...

JACKinBeantown
Sep 10, 2004, 3:38 AM
Renderings aren't always to scale. But then again sometimes they are.

Rachmaninov
Sep 10, 2004, 1:26 PM
I wish the model is up to scale and that we build it like 530mPD in height hehe

Aboveday
Sep 10, 2004, 2:53 PM
I think it is up to scale ,we could see the other building is detailed ,the height between US6 and The Sorrento is alright .The form of The Victory Arch is updated,but the model of US7 looks 2 times taller than The HarbourSide !

Rachmaninov
Sep 10, 2004, 3:14 PM
Where is this model?

ENDOPHINS
Sep 11, 2004, 5:48 AM
Ummm..... so it's the lastest ??
It's a good news that they haven't remove US7 dragon tails!! :crazy:

And ..
not bad for its new roof...
but in terms of height .. what a loser :no:

Fabb
Sep 11, 2004, 7:04 AM
And ..
not bad for its new roof...

There's a new roof ?

Aboveday
Sep 11, 2004, 5:04 PM
I don`t think they has changed the design of US7.

ENDOPHINS
Sep 12, 2004, 9:01 AM
i mean the roof of US6 :laugh:

Fabb
Sep 12, 2004, 10:37 AM
The slanted roofs ?
Right.
I'm not sure that US6 has the quality that the whole project deserves. I know that US7 is supposed to be the centerpiece, but the other buildings don't have to be that dull.

ENDOPHINS
Sep 12, 2004, 1:00 PM
What's the colour of the facade of both US6 and US7???
is that the colour of the model is the latest version ??

That's great to have such a cool shiny silver skin! :crazy:

Matace
Sep 15, 2004, 9:28 PM
I think i'd prefer more of a turquoise colour.

some_stupid_nut
Sep 16, 2004, 12:03 AM
I think i'd prefer more of a turquoise colour.

Same here. Silver is fine, but it doesnt seem as original. Kinda meh.

Fabb
Sep 16, 2004, 8:56 AM
Right.
The towers beside US7 don't try hard to catch the attention.

coth
Sep 18, 2004, 11:08 PM
so. is there any progress on usp7 site?

ENDOPHINS
Sep 24, 2004, 11:52 AM
I went to the construction site today....
But i hv no camera ..... again! :uhh:
It seems that US7 will rise above ground before Nov...
and the US6 North tower keep growing ! :crazy:

but the south tower is growing slow ...
just one floor above the podium.... :sleep:


borrow some old photos from cas1976 and Aboveday..
just to show how the construction is going..

US7!
Newly poured concrete rise to this level!
And .... 8 mega column is being form ... like those in 2ifc!
http://www3.tok2.com/home2/abcd/cgi-bin/img/388.jpg

US6!
two cranes are working on the south tower ....
and .... so many workers in the north tower !!

The north tower rise to this level....:laugh:
http://www3.tok2.com/home2/abcd/cgi-bin/img/387.jpg