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“交易廣場 Exchange Square” / 香港中環金融建築之形 Hong Kong Central Financial Architecture Forms / SML.20130326.7D.36611.BW | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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“交易廣場 Exchange Square” / 香港中環金融建築之形 Hong Kong Central Financial Architecture Forms / SML.20130326.7D.36611.BW

Most of my friends who work in finance work in this building or the IFC next door—whereas I usually come here to dine in many of the restaurants downstairs.

 

The Exchange Square (Chinese: 交易廣場) is a building complex located in Central, Hong Kong. It houses offices and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange [1].

 

It is also one of my favorite architectures in Hong Kong—featuring a beautiful striped facade accented by curves and lines.

 

Unlike IFC (also pictured: the skyscraper going upwards to the clouds to the left) which besides being super tall but otherwise have rather dull character, this cluster of buildings designed by Palmer & Turner and completed in 1985 (Phase 1 + 2) 1988 (Phase 3) is a feast to look at. Like many of the architectures in Central, its entrance is located not on the ground floor but the pedestrian footbridge level.

 

On the fourth floor is 翠玉軒 The Square, one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. I was told that the view up there is spectacular also—but I am not a banker so I won’t know for sure. But one of these days I will try to make it up there to see what the fuss is all about. Stay tuned…

 

# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-03-26T18:04:04.85+0800

+ Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

+ Exposure: 1/50 sec at f/2.8

+ Focal Length: 28 mm

+ ISO: 500

+ Flash: Did not fire

+ Camera: Canon EOS 7D

+ Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

+ GPS: 22°17'1" N 114°9'29" E

+ Altitude: 150 m (I am beginning to think that the altitude reading on the Canon GP-E2 cannot really be trusted)

+ Serial: SML.20130326.7D.36611.BW

+ Series: 建築 Architecture, 形 Forms, 黑白 Black and White

 

# Notes

1. Wikipedia: Exchange Square (Hong Kong): EN: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange_Square_(Hong_Kong)

 

# Media Licensing

Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

 

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Taken on March 26, 2013