Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Hong Kong's skyline by night

Impressive and at the same time slightly frightening during daytime, Hong Kong's chaotic and ever-evolving skyline becomes fascinating by night.
With little space available, in spite of land reclamation, new skyscrapers for both offices and housing are emerging all the time in this vertical city. At present the most ambitious projects are reshaping parts of Kowloon, where height restrictions were lifted following the closure of the old international airport twelve years ago. Yet the island of Hong Kong is still home, so far, to the most famous buildings.

A: Far East Finance Centre, 1982, Wong & Ouyang, 176 m
B: Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building (ex-Prince of Wales Building), 1979, 113 m
C: Bank of America Tower, 1975, Ho & Partners Architects Ltd, 146 m
D: Bank of China Tower, 1990, I. M. Pei & Partners, 367 m
E: Hutchison House
F: AIA Central (ex-AIG Tower), 2005, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, 185 m
G: Cheung Kong Center, 1999, Cesar Pelli & Associates, with Hsin-Yieh Architects and Associates Ltd, 283 m
H: HSBC Headquarters Building, 1985, Norman Foster & Partners, 179 m
I: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 1990, P & T Architects & Engineers, 185 m
J: Hong Kong City Hall, 1956, Ron Phillips and Alan Fitch
K: Mandarin Oriental, 1963, John Howarth of Leigh & Orange
L: Jardine House (ex-Connaught Centre), 1973, Palmer & Turner, 178 m
M and N: 1 and 2 Exchange Square, 1985, Palmer & Turner, 182 m
O: Two International Financial Centre, 2003, Rocco Design Ltd, Cesar Pelli & Association Architects, 416 m
P: 3 Exchange Square, 1988, Palmer & Turner, 144 m
Q: One International Finance Centre, 1999, Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design limited, 210 m
R: The Center, 1998, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd, 346 m

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for identifiying the buildings!


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