Jaspike
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The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:14 am

I was looking at sites I haven't been on for ages and I found this:

http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/wm/bu/103165/

300 floors.. 1128m/3701ft.. massive! It says it's only a vision, but could this thing be built?

It says it would be used as:
Office, residential, hotel, retail, hospital, school, university, kindergarten, parking, cinema, casino, fitness center. Anything it wouldn't be used as? Laugh out loud

Here's a few images:
http://www.bionictower-bvs.com/fotos/torre/02_TORRE_VAR1.jpg - 747 flying over..
http://www.ronet.pl/aktualnosci/bionic/02.jpg
http://www.die-wolkenkratzer.de/images/bt01.jpg

Looks impressive Big thumbs up

Josh

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:44 am

Looks ugly, I hope not.
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:10 am

It looks like a big cigar.. Looks like Monica Lewinsky will be on her way to HKG soon.
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:19 am

So were will it BE??
Skyscrapers.com says Hong Kong, Wolkenkratzer.de says Shanghai.

I'm confused by all this  Crying

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:38 am

Will someone please hunt down and savagely beat the architect responsible for this monstrosity??

Hong Kong deserves better.

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:00 am

last i heard of it it was supposed to be cone-shaped building. anyway, i think it would be eally cool if it actually was built! i doubt that anyone would really want to invest the money needed. if it failed they're be looking for a the highest roof they could find.
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:04 pm

It would look very tempting covered in K-Y.

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:51 am

I think it looks good.. although I don't think I'd want it next door.. wouldn't feel safe  Laugh out loud On a serious note.. it would be bad if the thing collapsed..

Josh
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:47 am

Good one LHMark!! - I tend to agree!
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:01 am

I take it that this is the new headquarters for the company that makes Viagra.
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Speaking Of Skyscrapers.....

Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:22 pm

Take a look at the 'Glass gherkin' which is near completion in the City of London,
which is close to my house.
The company behind it has a website with some pretty cool pics, http://www.30stmaryaxe.com/ goto Information along the righthand side and click on construction images....Thats for all those who haven't seen London in a while!

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:46 pm

Can anyone say: Terrorist Target?

Imagine what a building three times the size of the WTCs would draw in form of terrorist interest.

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:13 pm

Can anyone say: Terrorist Target?

Imagine what a building three times the size of the WTCs would draw in form of terrorist interest.


It would do us all well if you guys can confine the paranoia to your own country. I really don't see why everything has to be considered a terrorist target, unless if you really like OBL. If we all did things thinking about whether or not it will be blown up, OBL wins, and we'll never get anything done.

In any case, HK's skyscrapers are ugly enough as it is (except for I.M. Pei's BoC building). No need to stick that tampon in the middle of the harbour. So it's more appropriate that this tampon is actually proposed for Shanghai, as they don't have as many ugly skyscrapers. Yet.
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:22 am

Virgin744: I was in The City last year for a while when it was under construction... nice building Big thumbs up

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:57 am

St. Mary Axe is actually quite a remarkable building...in design..and in environmental progress.

While some do not like the organic shape..it is definetely unique and progressive.
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:08 am

Well, I just don't agree with Buckfifty saying that Hong Kong's skyscrapers are ugly.

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:41 pm

Jaspike,

next time your there gimme a shout, its pretty close to where i live- tonite i'm gonna walk up to Tower Bridge and watch David Blaine with the family, that should be funny!


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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:15 am

If it's near there then your place must be worth loads Laugh out loud

This David Blane thing should be interesting.. I'll be watching it on TV whenever it's on Big thumbs up

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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:31 am

Buckfifty- Have you been to HK? Man the buildings are amazing looking. One of the best skylines in the world. Especially at night with the lights on!
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:38 am

By the way where is "Hong Kong Bay"...? I've been living in Hong Kong for 17 years and never heard of that place...
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:28 am

Buckfifty- Have you been to HK? Man the buildings are amazing looking. One of the best skylines in the world. Especially at night with the lights on!


From my apartment in Kowloon, I can see them everyday. That's my opinion anyway, the new ones they keep putting up all look gaudy, sort of like a cheap imitation of a skyscraper. And what's with the trendy gold windows? Ugh.

Oh. Yes, I've been to Hong Kong...
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:05 am

Well Buckfifty- Asian architecture is much different than anywhere else. When I think of "skyscrapers" I think of the Empire State building, but that's western 50's (I think) architecture. Architecture changes with the times.

Give me an example of what you think is a good looking building?

Don't say the Petronas towers.. They are quite gaudy.
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:14 am

The Empire State Building is very early 30's (1931?) architecture.
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:03 pm

IMO, the problem with Hong Kong is that the building designs often look really rushed, and built with whatever design feature seemed trendy at the time. More often than not, they don't seem to age well with time, and stick up like sore thumbs in the middle of HK's skyline. For example, some of the newer, and more well known buildings in Hong Kong:

The Center is quite bad, looks a bit tacky with all the angular protrusions. The gold windows don't help either.

http://www.geocities.com/hkmidlevels/20030311/RIMG1295.JPG

Central Plaza looks even worse, looks like it was designed to hang of some rich woman's ear.

http://www.geocities.com/hkphotos2003/Dscn0504.jpg

The Lippo Centre was cool when it came out, but as time moved on, it is starting to show it's age. Though to give it due, I still think it is quite unique.

http://www.geocities.com/hkphotos2003/Dscn0413.jpg

The Bank of China building, by far, is seemingly the best design out of them all. It's won a few awards, and to this day, still looks like it was built yesterday. It is simple, elegant, and for a while, was a worthy symbol of the HK skyline, along with the HSBC building. The ones above haven't been, and probably never will.

http://www.geocities.com/hkdowntown2003/20030226/RIMG3163.JPG

In any case, the HK skyline now is cluttered with designs which date back from the mid 80's to early 90's, most of them now look incongruous and bland. Though perhaps because I've seen them on and off for most of my life, perhaps my opinions will be different from some of yours.









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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:10 pm

Downtown Hong Kong looks like a bunch of little red x's to me  Laugh out loud
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:21 pm

Whoops. I think people are not pleased that I'm stealing their bandwidth. Better do some editing.
 
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RE: The Bionic Tower, Hong Kong. Will It Be Built?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:57 am

The question is, can we rebuild it?

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