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Two International Finance Centre

Identification

Two International Finance Centre
2 IFC, Two IFC, Hong Kong Station North East Tower, International Finance Centre North East Tower, 国际金融中心二期
100614

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
glass
curtain wall
light blue
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • 2 IFC's reign as Hong Kong's tallest will not be long, as International Commerce Centre is under construction and will claim the title in 2010.
  • An exhibition area and a library of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Information Centre occupy the 55th floor and are open to the public.
  • This is the tallest building in Hong Kong, surpassing Central Plaza.
  • This building is one of 18 buildings involved in the Hong Kong Tourism Commission's Victoria Harbour Lighting Plan.
  • The tower is attached to the second phase of IFC Mall.
  • The 88th floor of the tower contains the office of the Chairman of the HK Monetary Authority.
  • This building was featured in the Hollywood movie "Tomb Raider 2".
  • More than 3500 workers from various places around the world worked at the construction site during the peak construction period.
  • Financial Times, HSBC, and Cathay Pacific put up an advertisement on the facade from October to November of 2003 that stretched more than 50 stories tall, covering an area of 0.2 million square ft and a length of 230m; making it the world's largest advertisement ever put on skyscraper.
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought several floors in the top portion of the tower for 0.48 billion USD.
  • It is one of the few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators.
  • Because it was being built when the World Trade Center tragedy occurred, the safety of the building was double checked again and again and Two IFC is considered one of the safest buildings in the world. Experts say evacuation of the building could be accomplished in less than 30 minutes.

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Location

8 Finance Street, surrounded by Finance Street, Man Po Street, Man Yiu Street, Man Cheung Street
China

Technical Data

1,361.65 ft
1,361.65 ft
1,316.01 ft
1,316.01 ft
1,237.01 ft
88
6
2000
2003
62
750
$770,000,000

Involved Companies

Premium Companies:

Design Architect:

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, consultant, developer, electrical engineering, elevator engineering, elevator supplier, escalator supplier, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, foundation company, landscape architect, lighting consultant, lighting installation, project management, quantity surveyor, real estate agent, steel supplier, structural engineering, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings