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IFC 2, the Tallest Building in Hong Kong

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The building is a giant. You can see the plane I caputured overhead which actually wa fairly close to the skyscraper!

The following is from Wikipedia:

Two International Finance Centre, completed in 2003, is attached to the second phase of the ifc mall. This 415 m tall building is currently Hong Kong's tallest, is quoted as having 88 storeys to qualify as being extremely auspicious in Chinese culture, and 22 high-ceiling trading floors. In actual fact, however, it is short of the magic number, due to the fact that the "taboo floors" like 14th and 24th etc., are omitted as being inauspicious - 14 sounds like "definitely fatal" and 24 like "Easily fatal" in Cantonese.

The highrise is designed to accommodate financial firms. For example, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is located at the 55th floor. It is equipped with advanced telecommunications, raised floors for flexible cabling management, and nearly column-free floor plans. The building expects to accommodate up to 15,000 people. It is one of relatively few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators.

The 55th, 56th and the 77th to 88th floors were bought by the HKMA for US$ 480 million in 2001[6]. An exhibition area, currently containing an exhibit of Hong Kong's monetary history, and a library of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Information Centre occupy the 55th floor, and are open to the public during office hours[10]. The 88th floor of the tower contains the office of the Chief Executive of the HK Monetary Authority, and is

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  1. A. Eckert 93 months ago | reply

    amazing reflections and composition! that building is massive...

  2. villy21 93 months ago | reply

    Great reflections and colours , imposing building !!!!

    Great Image!
    You are I n v i t e d!
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    Pls Tag: FlickrElite

  3. mliebenberg 93 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot and result Trey!

  4. Claire de Lune 93 months ago | reply

    Great architecture shot !

  5. LCYee's 93 months ago | reply

    Wow this really amazing, great shot!

  6. Jose Antonio Espejo 93 months ago | reply

    Muy buena captura ;)

  7. Vibor 93 months ago | reply

    wonderful architecture. beautiful shot.

  8. jcarrionphoto 90 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado the biggest buildings in HDR y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    Hello, I am the adinistrador of "biggest_buildings_in_hdr" and I would like to add your photo to my group or wall. If you agree, please accept this invitation, thank you.

  9. Joel Mertz 86 months ago | reply

    This photo would be perfect for my photo project! Would you mind submitting it to my Flickr group: Shared Urban Space (SUS)?


    Thanks for your participation in this project.
    -Joel Mertz
    web: joelmertz.net

  10. minghong 86 months ago | reply

    Hi, this photo was taken in Central. But you placed it at TST. Hope you can fix this.

  11. onikclick 81 months ago | reply

    Its high allright but its going to collapse some time.

  12. Tracy Rondeau (not here often) 80 months ago | reply

    wow wow wow! Love the shot, althought scary!

  13. ColmanLi 80 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Building in Asia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. poeloq 79 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hong Kong in Creative Commons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. bugso_ng_likido 79 months ago | reply

    ive seen this as a rendered model from Evermotion Archexteriors vol. 7...

  16. minghong 68 months ago | reply

    That's quite similar. But if you look carefully, there are many differences, e.g. in this photo, there are clouds at the bottom, and the office lights in the middle floors.

  17. Gislaadt Art 49 months ago | reply

    Excellent, bravo !!

  18. filchist 47 months ago | reply

    that's really amazing perspective

  19. Beren80 38 months ago | reply

    The first shot I've seen that does this building justice. Here's my less successful attempt

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