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International Commerce Centre

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Status  Complete
Opening  2010
Floors  108
Opened  2010
Completed  2010
Height  469 m, 484 m to tip
Construction started  2002
Estimated completion  2010
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Type  Hotel Commercial offices
Location  1 Austin Road West West Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Management  Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Architecture firms  Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd., Kohn Pedersen Fox
Similar  The Ritz‑Carlton - Hong Kong, Shanghai World Financial, Sky100, International Finance Centre, CTF Finance Centre

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The International Commerce Centre (Chinese: 環球貿易廣場) (abbreviated ICC) is a 108-storey (see below), 484 m (1,588 ft) commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project on top of Kowloon Station. It was the 4th tallest building in the world (third in Asia) when its construction was completed in 2010. Now, it is the world's 10th tallest building by height, world's fifth tallest building by number of floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong.

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Notable amenities include The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong hotel and an observatory called Sky100.

The ICC faces the second-tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, the 2 International Finance Centre (IFC) directly across Victoria Harbour in Central, Hong Kong Island. IFC was also developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, along with another major Hong Kong developer, Henderson Land.

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Development

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MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's metro operator and largest property developer respectively, were responsible for the development of this skyscraper. Known in development as Union Square Phase 7, its current name was officially announced in 2005. The International Commerce Centre was completed in phases from 2007 to 2010. The tower opened in 2011, with the Ritz-Carlton opening in late March and the observatory in early April.

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The height had been scaled back from earlier plans due to regulations that did not allow buildings to be taller than the surrounding mountains. The original proposal for this building was called Kowloon Station Phase 7 and it was designed to be 574 m (1,883 ft) tall with 102 floors. It would have risen 162 m (531 ft) over the then-current tallest in Hong Kong, 2 International Finance Centre.

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The tower was designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) in association with Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. Branding and marketing were handled by Wordsearch.

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Construction work was temporarily halted on 13 September 2009 due to an elevator shaft accident which killed six workers.

Floor count

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The building has 108 floors above ground and 4 below ground. Due to prevalence of tetraphobia in Hong Kong, floors that would have included the number "4" (4, 14, 24, etc.) were omitted. Therefore, it is marketed as a 118-storey building.

Floor directory

In its basement is the Elements shopping mall, which opened in October 2007.

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A five-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong occupies floors 102 to 108. The world's highest swimming pool and bar (OZONE) can be found on the top 108th floor.

The building also contains an observation deck on the 100th floor called Sky100 which opened to the public in April 2011. The 101st floor is leased to a number of five-star restaurants.

The rest of the building, except the lobby, contains class-A office space.

The ICC Light and Music Show

The LED light show set a new Guinness World Record for the “largest light and sound show on a single building” using a total of 50,000 square metres on two facades of the International Commerce Centre.

The ICC Light and Music Show is designed by lighting designer Hirohito Totsune who already designed the lighting system of the Tokyo Skytree. Similar to the daily “A Symphony of Lights Show” in Victoria Harbour, the ICC Light and Music Show creates a theme and storyline using light and music elements.

References

International Commerce Centre Wikipedia


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