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  1. High and mighty? Try these on for size!

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Want to know where you can get the best bird's eye views? Check out the world's tallest buildings! By Ellen Whyte the top five... tallest buildings Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan Standing 509.2m tall with 101 floors, this is the first building in the ...

  2. Empire of the sons

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... From late patriarch Kwok Tak-seng's humble beginnings selling groceries and zippers, the Kwok family has ascended to dizzying heights among Hong Kong's landed elite. Sun Hung Kai Properties- now controlled by Kwok's younger sons Thomas and Raymond- has built some of world's tallest and most iconic skyscrapers. Closer to the ground, the company touches the lives ...

  3. The only way is up

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... them dehumanising and alienating. Yet some experts say that in a fast urbanising world- in China half the population now lives in cities- where there is rampant population growth, skyscrapers ... and skyscraper complexes are increasingly combined with cutting-edge transport facilities, the benefits of building tall and minimising land use will eventually outweigh concerns about the large carbon ...

  4. Developers brought back down to earth

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Central Plaza, the 78-storey skyscraper run by Sun Hung Kai Properties in Wan Chai North, has many distinctions to its credit. Among these is the record for Hong Kong's tallest building, a title which it held until 2003 when Two IFC- in which its developer SHKP also has a stake- was completed. For a while, at 378 metres, Central Plaza ...

  5. Heady heights and sights

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was a Christmas to remember. Developers of the new 2IFC pulled out all the stops to thank everyone and welcome in the most impressive skyscraper to grace the cityscape of Hong Kong. Kicking off the inaugural Christmas party were the overly excited Kwok brothers. Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, the vice-chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, was the only one ...

  6. Priveleged few will savour IFC view

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... The design of HK's tallest skyscraper prevents public access From the 71st floor of Two IFC, Hong Kong's newest and tallest skyscraper, you can see the Tsing Ma bridge gleaming in the distance, and you can peer down on the roofs of Exchange Square, Jardine House and the Cheung Kong Centre, another of the city's tallest buildings. Look south and the Peak Tower is at eye ...

  7. More fireworks and bigger light show for New Year countdown

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Tourism Board is promising a larger fireworks celebration and skyscraper light show for the New Year countdown this year. Spectators will see fireworks firing out from three sides of the 88-storey Two IFC, the city's tallest building, pyrotechnics being arranged to fire from the northern facade of the building- facing Victoria Harbour- for the first time. ...

  8. ICC puts Kowloon on top

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Properties says the skyscraper offers convenient access to rail links and the airport. Kowloon station is just three minutes from Central by MTR. Travellers can take a 21-minute direct train journey ...

  9. City to become 'high-rise capital of the world' with new developments

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leading architect says building skyscrapers is crucial and ICC Tower sets the tone for the future of Hong Kong Hong Kong is set to become the 'high-rise capital of the world', ... 'The 21st-century skyscraper offers panoramic views plus everything you need in terms of shopping, transport and entertainment, all within easy reach,' Ms Zavadszky said. 'We ...

  10. The Cullinan celebrates its status as a cut above the rest

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this trend is changing modern urban lifestyles and promoting environmental awareness. And it gives readers insight into the benefits of location and how living in a 21st-century skyscraper offers ...




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