As the architect behind such iconic structures as Central Plaza and the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dennis Lau has played a large part in defining Hong Kong’s skyline. Here, he gives us a panoramic rundown of some of the city’s key skyscrapers, from still-standing ‘70s structures to contemporary super high-rises.
is currently Hong Kong’s tallest building. It’s part of a bigger project, totalling 17 hectares of land coverage on top of Kowloon Station. The super tall office tower has a luxurious hotel and viewing platform on top. The ICC Light and Music Show is displayed twice every night, at 7:45pm and then at 9:00pm, and brings the city alive with dynamic lights and colours.
Formerly known as Connaught Centre,
When completed in 1980, this 66-storey skyscraper,surpassed Connaught Centre as the city’s tallest building. It has Hong Kong’s highest revolving restaurant on the top floor, which overlooks the harbour and buildings below.
is a world-class facility, holding many international convention and exhibition events. It’s consistently busy all year, and one of the few convention centres in the world to have hotels, offices and apartments all under one roof. Built in 1985, its foundation stone was laid by Queen Elizabeth II, and marks the last time she visited the city during the colonial era. Some people say it looks like a bird, others that it’s a turtle. I’ll leave it to you to decide.
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