Originally Posted by Rachmaninov
Venusfan are you sure there are two 6x-storey buildings instead of one? Are they both near Taikoo Shing?
All I can say is there are two "projects". There may be two 60+ stories buildings in the area, or probably nothing is built eventually.
The first one is the redevelopment program of Somerset House, Cornwall House and the Warwick House, which are all owned by Swire. The 3 buildings occupy a total site area of over 100,000 sf. If the 3 buildings are replaced by a single tower, the GFA is around 1.6 msf., and the tentative height is about 65 stories.
The second one is the redevelopment programe of Aik San and Melbourne industrial buildings. Swire acquires the two buildings in 2002, and originally the proposal redevelopment is 36 stories, 820,000 sf. However, couple days ago Swire announce that the project shall be changed to 67 stories, 1.55 msf., and the plan has granted approval from the Buildings Department, yet no exact timeline has been set.