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The Center
The Center
(Cantonese Yale: Jūngwàahn Jūngsām) is the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong,[1] after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre
Two International Finance Centre
(88 storeys), Central Plaza and Bank of China Tower. With a height of 346 m (1,135 ft), it comprises 73 storeys. The Center
The Center
is one of the few skyscrapers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
that is entirely steel-structured with no reinforced concrete core. It is located on Queen's Road Central
Queen's Road Central
in the Central, roughly halfway between the MTR
MTR
Island Line's Sheung Wan
Sheung Wan
and Central stations.

Contents

1 Background 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Background[edit]

The ground floor lobby of The Center

Public Open Space: Cheung Fat Garden

The Center
The Center
is notable for its arrangement of hundreds of neon lights arranged as bars in increasing frequency towards the top of the building, which slowly scroll through the colours of the spectrum at night. During the Christmas
Christmas
season, the building's neon arrangement follows a festive motif and resembles a Christmas
Christmas
tree. The English name of the building uses the American spelling "The Center" despite the vast majority of similarly-named buildings in Hong Kong using the spelling "Centre" as a result of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
English's British origins. The direct translation of the Chinese name of the building is "Central Centre" or the "centre of Central", even though the building is in fact near the boundary of Central and Sheung Wan (Wing Kut Street). The building was a project involving the Land Development Corporation since it was required to demolish many old buildings and lanes. The premises of The Center
The Center
is of irregular shape because surrounding lots within Queen's Road Central, Jubilee Street, Des Voeux Road Central and Gilman's Bazaar were already redeveloped. Various lanes and streets including Gilman Street, Wing On Street, Tung Man Street, Hing Lung Street, and Tit Hong Lane were shortened. In addition, several historical structures were demolished from the project. Many cloth shops located on Wing On Street, also known as Cloth Alley, were moved to the Western Market
Western Market
while Eu Yan Sang, a traditional Chinese medicine shop, was moved near the Stag Building to continue business. In November 2017 it was announced that The Center
The Center
was sold for HK$40.2 billion, making it the world's most expensive real estate transaction for a single building. It was reported that Li Ka-shing's CK Asset Holdings sold the building to a BVI company called CHMT Peaceful Development Asia Limited, which is thought to be led by state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation.[3][4] See also[edit]

List of buildings and structures in Hong Kong List of tallest buildings
List of tallest buildings
in Hong Kong List of tallest freestanding structures in the world

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j " The Center
The Center
- The Skyscraper
Skyscraper
Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013.  ^ " The Center
The Center
- SkyscraperPage.com". Retrieved 2007-09-15.  ^ "China's oil behemoth gets a marquee address at The Center". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2017-11-02.  ^ Riley, Charles. " Hong Kong
Hong Kong
skyscraper sells for a record $5.2 billion". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 

External links[edit]

Media related to The Center, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
at Wikimedia Commons The Center
The Center
on CTBUH
CTBUH
Skyscraper
Skyscraper
Center Emporis - The Center SkyscraperPage - The Center 15 Most Outstanding Projects in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
- The Center

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Supertall
Supertall
skyscrapers

Current

North America

432 Park Avenue 875 North Michigan Avenue Aon Center Bank of America Plaza Bank of America Tower Chrysler Building Empire State Building Franklin Center JPMorgan Chase Tower One World Trade Center One57 Salesforce Tower The New York Times Building Trump International Hotel and Tower Two Prudential Plaza U.S. Bank Tower Wells Fargo Plaza Willis Tower Wilshire Grand Center

South America

Gran Torre Santiago

Asia

23 Marina 85 Sky Tower Abenobashi Terminal Building
Abenobashi Terminal Building
Skyscraper
Skyscraper
(Abeno Harukas) Abraj Al Bait The Address Downtown Dubai ADNOC Headquarters Al Hamra Tower Almas Tower Arraya Tower Aspire Tower Baiyoke Tower II Bank of China Tower Burj Al Arab Burj Khalifa Cayan Tower The Center Central Plaza Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower China World Trade Center Tower III Chongqing IFS T1 Chongqing World Financial Center CITIC Plaza Diwang International Fortune Center East Pacific Center Elite Residence Emirates Office Tower Etihad Towers Eton Place Dalian Fortune Center Gate to the East Grand Hyatt Manila Greenland Puli Center Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou International Finance Center Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith HHHR Tower The Index International Commerce Centre International Finance Centre Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza Jin Mao Tower Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Kingdom Centre KK100 The Landmark Leatop Plaza Longxi International Hotel Lotte World Tower MahaNakhon The Marina Torch Minsheng Bank Building Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre
Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre
Tower 1 Nina Tower Northeast Asia Trade Tower Ocean Heights Pearl River Tower Petronas Towers Ping An Finance Centre The Pinnacle Princess Tower Rose Tower Shanghai Tower Shanghai World Financial Center Shimao International Plaza Shun Hing Square Suning Plaza 1, Wuxi Taipei 101 Telekom Tower Tianjin World Financial Center Wanda Plaza Wenzhou World Trade Center The Wharf Times Square White Magnolia Plaza World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center Zhuhai St. Regis Hotel & Office Tower Zifeng Tower

Europe

City of Capitals Eurasia Federation Tower Mercury City Tower OKO Tower The Shard

Australia

Q1

Under construction

North America

3 Hudson Boulevard 3 World Trade Center 9 DeKalb Avenue 30 Hudson Yards 35 Hudson Yards 45 Broad Street 50 Hudson Yards 53W53 125 Greenwich Street Central Park Tower Comcast Technology Center Manhattan West
Manhattan West
Tower 1 One Vanderbilt The Steinway Tower Vista Tower

Asia

China

Baoneng Center Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center Changsha A9 Financial District Changsha IFS Tower T1 Chengdu Greenland Tower China Resources Centre Block A China Resources Headquarters Chongqing Corporate Avenue 1 Concord International Centre Dalian Greenland Center Dalian International Trade Center Deji Plaza Dongguan International Trade Center 1 Eye of Spring Trade Center Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1 Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Goldin Finance 117 Greenland Group Suzhou Center Guangxi Finance Plaza Haikou Tower Hanking Center Heartland 66 Office Tower Hon Kwok City Center Huaguoyuan Tower 1 Huaguoyuan Tower 2 Jin Wan Plaza 1 Jinan Center Financial City Logan Century Center 1 Mandarin Oriental Chengdu Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Ningbo Center One Shenzhen Bay Phoenix Towers Rose Rock International Finance Center Runhua Global Center 1 Shenglong Global Center Shimao Hunan Center Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 South Asian Gate Spring City 66 Suning Plaza Tower 1, Zhenjiang Suzhou IFS Suzhou Zhongnan Center Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center Tianjin Modern City Office Tower Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower Wuhan Center Wuhan Greenland Center Xiamen International Centre Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yuexiu Fortune Center
Fortune Center
Tower 1 Zhujiang New City Tower

India

DB Crown Lokhandwala Minerva Namaste Tower Palais Royale Three Sixty West World One

Saudi Arabia

Capital Market Authority Headquarters Diamond Tower Jeddah Tower Lamar Towers

South Korea

LCT Landmark Tower LCT Residential Tower A LCT Residential Tower B Parc1 Tower

UAE

Address Boulevard Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower DAMAC Residenze Dubai Pearl Marina 101 Marina 106 The Skyscraper

other

Abu Dhabi Plaza The Exchange 106 Gate of Kuwait Gate of Taipei Iconic Towers Merdeka PNB 118 Pertamina Energy Tower Ryugyong Hotel The Stratford Residences VietinBank Business Center Office Tower Vincom Landmark 81

Europe

Lakhta Center

Australia

Australia 108

Construction delayed or suspended

Al Quds Endowment Tower Barwa Tower Burj Al Alam Busan Lotte Town Tower Doha Tower and Convention Center Dubai Towers Doha Forum 66 India Tower JW Marriott International Finance Centre Lighthouse Tower Millennium Tower Orchid Heights Pentominium The Pinnacle Plaza Rakyat Qatar National Bank Tower Signature Tower Jakarta Sino-Steel Tower Skycity Square Capital Tower Tameer Commercial Tower Tour Financial Hub Center Two World Trade Center

Former

World Trade Center (1973–2001)

See also Proposed supertall skyscrapers List of architects of supertall buildings

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Tallest skyscrapers in Hong Kong

Supertall
Supertall
skyscrapers (over 300 metres)

International Commerce Centre International Finance Centre Central Plaza Bank of China Tower The Center Nina Tower One Island East

Skyscrapers (over 170 metres)

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island

Cheung Kong
Cheung Kong
Centre Highcliff Manulife Plaza Cosco Tower The Belcher's
The Belcher's
Towers 1–3, 5–6 & 8 Tregunter 3 The Summit Grand Promenade
Grand Promenade
Towers 2–5 Hopewell Centre Sun Hung Kai Centre Island Shangri-La Azura Three Garden Road, Central May House Island Resort Towers 1–3 & 5–8 China Online Centre Conrad International Hotel Queensway Government Offices The Merton
The Merton
Towers 1–2 Aigburth Shell Tower & RBS Tower (Times Square) The Centrium One & Two Exchange Square 9 Queen's Road Central Entertainment Building Lippo Centre I&II The Westpoint Standard Chartered Bank Building Sino Plaza Manhattan Heights AIA Central Three Pacific Place Convention Plaza Office Immigration Tower Revenue Tower AIA Tower Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. HQs building Jardine House China Resources Building Far East Finance Centre Tavistock II

Kowloon

The Cullinan
The Cullinan
North & South Towers The Masterpiece Sorrento Towers 1–3 & 5–6 Langham Place Office Tower The HarbourSide The Harbourfront Landmark The Arch Victoria Towers
Victoria Towers
1–3 Banyan Garden Towers 1–3 & 5–8 Liberte Towers 1–3 & 5–8 Enterprise Square III Queen's Garden Block A–C Metro Harbour View
Metro Harbour View
Tower 1–10 Langham Place Hotel

New Territories

LOHAS Park
LOHAS Park
The Capital Towers 1-3 & 5-6 Lohas Park Le Prestige Towers 1-3 & 5-11 Metro Plaza Towers 1–2 Cable TV Tower Bellagio Tower 6–9 Ocean Pointe
Ocean Pointe
Towers 1–3 Oscar By The Sea Towers 5–8 Ocean Shores Towers 1–3, 5–13 & 15–17

Lantau

Caribbean Coast Towers 6–12 & 15–16

Proposed

The Gateway III Tower

See also: List of tallest buildings
List of tallest buildings

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