Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Queensway Government Offices

The Queensway Government Office Building is a skyscraper located in the district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 56 and in height. The building was completed in 1985. It was designed by the Hong Kong Architectural Services Department, and was developed by Fujitec. The Queensway Government Offices, which stands as the 54th-tallest building in Hong Kong, is composed entirely of commercial office space. The roof of the Queensway Government Office Building is adorned with a dragon logo, the symbol of Hong Kong; the structure was added in 2002.

Prince's Building

The Prince's Building is an office tower and shopping centre located along Statue Square in , Hong Kong. Tenants include KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

It is owned by Hong Kong Land. It is famous for smaller upmarket boutique style shops.

Pacific Place

Pacific Place is a complex of office towers, hotels and shopping centre in , , on Hong Kong Island.

Pacific Place is positioned as one of the most prestigious shopping malls in Hong Kong since its opening period in late-1989, yet considered one of the most popular. Swire maintains a high level of security and order, and it is generally less crowded than rival .

Shops and buildings inside

In Pacific Place there are three main shopping floors, and the top floor is considered one of the most expensive and luxury, consisting of shops such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Burberry, Loewe and Lanvin, while on the bottom floor there consists of shops that are not so expensive such as Marathon Sports, Rockport and Gigasports.

There is a theater operated by , which was formerly operated by . The AMC theaters consists of 2 main types: a larger one for peak times and a smaller one with wider and more comfortable seats for weekdays and non-peak hours.

One Pacific Place and Two Pacific Place are office towers. The three hotels are JW Marriott, Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La and . The complex also offers serviced apartments of 270 suites named Pacific Place Apartments.

Along , the complex is strategically located at the interchange on the and of the MTR.

Three Pacific Place, on in Wan Chai, is Swire's latest addition to the portfolio of Pacific Place. The underground access, connecting , Pacific Place and Three Pacific Place, gives the separated Three Pacific Place in Wan Chai to be merged as single complex with Pacific Place in Admiralty. Opened in late 1989. It was officially opened on 26 February 2007. The cost of the construction was HK$100 million.

One Island East

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|developer= Swire Properties and two basement levels. The building somewhat resembles .

2008 Tropical storm Kammuri

On 7 August 2008, within two hours of the hoisting of strong wind signal No8 due to , the window panes of One Island East were shattered, sending shards of glass across the street and damaging the windows of four flats at Westlands Court. There were no injuries.

Nina Tower

Nina Tower is a twin tower of 80-storey and 42-storey high-rise building in Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong. The original version of this tower was called just Nina Tower and was supposed to be the tallest tower in the world at 518 or 1,699 . However, due to its location near , the height was restricted down to the current 318.8 m or 1,046 ft.

The owner Chinachem Group later changed her plan to break it into two towers. The lower is known as Nina Tower, symbolising the late Nina Wang or Kung Yu Sum natively, the owner of Chinachem Group; the higher is Teddy Tower, symbolising her husband Teddy Wang, who was kidnapped and has since disappeared. Despite the different tower names, the whole development project is under the name of Nina Tower.


* The first version of this tower was designed as the tallest building in the world, but its proximity to the airport resulted in a restriction on its height.
* The top 40 floors will house a 800-room 5-star hotel, while the 10th to 39th floor will contain office space.

Metroplaza Towers

MetroPlaza , also written as Metroplaza and Metro Plaza, is a high-rise development located in the Kwai Chung district of the New Territories in Hong Kong. The complex contains two towers situated above the Metroplaza shopping centre: MetroPlaza Tower 1 and MetroPlaza Tower 2. MetroPlaza Tower 2 is the tallest of the two towers, rising 47 and to the top of its decorative spire and logo.

May House

May House is a skyscraper located in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong. The tower rises 47 and in height. The building was completed in 2004. It was designed by the Hong Kong Architectural Services Department, and was developed by The Facade Group. May House, which stands as the 43rd-tallest building in Hong Kong and is tied in rank with the Citibank Plaza, is composed entirely of commercial office units. It has a total floor area of

The May House was developed as a renovation of the previous building on the site, also known as the May House. The older building was completedly reconstructed, and in the process 20 additional floors were also added. The modern May House now serves as the headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force.