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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 12:19 PM
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HONG KONG | One Island East | 1,003 FT / 306 M | 70 FLOORS

New Hong Kong Supertall Under Construction



A new 70 floor office skyscraper is underway in the former British colony of Hong Kong, the One Island Estate Center. Originally planned to be a mere 36 floors, the ambitious developer Swire Properties Ltd had the development substantially jacked up in height and redesigned by architect Wong & Ouyang.
It will contain 141,000 square metres of space and 59 office floors within the form that bares more than a slight resemblance to the also under construction International Commerce Centre in Kowloon.
Like that design, it has offset glass curtain walling and four primary facades that extrude at the top. The differences between the two buildings are found mostly in the lack of tapering in the One Island design and the curving corners that reduce the bulk.



The tower will stand over a new public plaza with a vast airy entrance giving the impression that it hovers above the ground adding to the 60 restaurants and cafes already in the area.
The supertall building which is reportedly 280 metres to roof and 308 metres tall to the tip of the façade will be the 7th building in Hong Kong over both the 300 metres and 1,000 feet marks showing the Chinese territory has lost none of its appetite for building tall.
Completition on site by contractor Gammon Construction is scheduled for March 2008.







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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 12:46 PM
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A detail, but 308 m = 1010,5 ft. So the height figures are not consistent.
     
     
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So this will be the 6th skyscraper over 1,000' -305 m in Hong Kong.
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I think its kind of sad that after the 2IFC HK will have 4 buildings that just so happen to barely break the 1000 foot mark. Its like the city only wants to make sure its proposals are supertall skyscrapers before having grade A office space, very unlike the US( NYC) which not only basically designs all of their NEW skyscrapers to meet LEED standards, but always go by the best city planning in the world. I'm not saying HK has horrible city planning, however many people including about 90% of people on this site think HK has the best skyline in the world and believe that HK is a world class city like London or NYC just because it has a few tall skyscrapers. I have been to HK and most of the city is very poor and right around the tall skyscrapers that everybody loves (including me) are slums that make the S. Bronx look like 5th Avenue!
     
     
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Looks awesome, greatly reminds me of Union Square 7. Nice to hear some hews from HK, didn't hear of any major new developments in a while.

And how did its proposal/foundations work fly under the SSP radar? Was there more talk of it on SSC?
     
     
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And how did its proposal/foundations work fly under the SSP radar?
This project was first mentionned in the City Compilations thread a long time ago.
We knew that the developer had the site cleaned and waited for the good market conditions to start the construction.
     
     
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I have been to HK and most of the city is very poor and right around the tall skyscrapers that everybody loves (including me) are slums that make the S. Bronx look like 5th Avenue!
Huh??? When have you been to HK...50 years ago?

I was there 6 weeks ago for the first time and was totally blown away by the city. No slums whatsoever as you claim, instead the skyscrapers are surrounded by some of the most expensive shops in the world hardly anything like the S.Bronx. The western part of HK Island has some typically asian street market around the major skyscrapers, but those are anything but poor.
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LOOKS LIKE PARK AVE....???????? Hong Kong has potential, but like I said take out the British, DisneyLand HK and the 6 top skyscrapers and you still have China.








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Can we get back to the subject ... This building looks great. The height is great. It's good to see that it's well into the construction fase. With the ICC also going up, HK will soon have 2 brand new supertalls.
     
     
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What a beautiful tower.
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That is one cramped construction site with only 5,109 sq. m2 of space!
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So this will be the 6th skyscraper over 1,000' -305 m in Hong Kong.
It should be the 7th isnt it?

ICC
IFC
Central Plaza
Bank of China Tower
The Centre
Nina Tower
One Island East

More than 240 buildings in HK is over 500' at the moment.

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6th completed skyscraper over 305 m when construction ends in 2008. The ICC will be the 7th completed skyscraper over 305 m when it is completed in 2010.

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More than 240 buildings in HK is over 500' at the moment
^^^Where did you get that piece of information?
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The ICC isn't due to be finished until 2010? They seem to be moving along quite quickly now.
     
     
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I think its kind of sad that after the 2IFC HK will have 4 buildings that just so happen to barely break the 1000 foot mark. Its like the city only wants to make sure its proposals are supertall skyscrapers before having grade A office space, very unlike the US( NYC) which not only basically designs all of their NEW skyscrapers to meet LEED standards, but always go by the best city planning in the world. I'm not saying HK has horrible city planning, however many people including about 90% of people on this site think HK has the best skyline in the world and believe that HK is a world class city like London or NYC just because it has a few tall skyscrapers. I have been to HK and most of the city is very poor and right around the tall skyscrapers that everybody loves (including me) are slums that make the S. Bronx look like 5th Avenue!
Seriously man, what's wrong with you?
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That was from three weeks ago...........I think thats true, why are there half a dozen Skyscrapers only like 3 feet over a 1000 feet? They seem to make sure its a supertall before anything else. They aim at 300 meters like Dubai to make they skyline more recognized. BOA tower in NY has 2.2 million square feet, could of easily broken the 300 meters mark.

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That was from three weeks ago...........I think thats true, why are there half a dozen Skyscrapers only like 3 feet over a 1000 feet?
I must say that the 1000 - 1200 ft range makes handsome towers. I'm glad HK has several skyscrapers in that category.
     
     
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That is long gone. The Walled City of Kowloon was demolished in 1993.
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gotta love HK..... love the open style floors, it makes it look like the lobby risesup to the top...
     
     
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