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The History Of Hong Kong's Central Plaza In 1 Minute

Picture of Bernard Ho
Updated: 3 July 2016
Sitting on top of reclaimed land in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong Island, Central Plaza is a unique 78-story skyscraper that was completed in August 1992. It’s the third tallest building in the city after the IFC and ICC in West Kowloon. However, given Hong Kong‘s status as the city with the most skyscrapers, what makes this specific one so important? Read on to find out.

Central Plaza’s importance and relevance originate from its triangular design as well as the presence of the Sky City Church.

Central Plaza’s triangular design allows for an additional 20 percent of Central Plaza’s tenants to enjoy a stunning harbor view. While this may seem inconsequential, given Hong Kong’s limited land and extremely high housing prices, a harbor view could make a difference of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, Hong Kong has always prided itself with the view of Victoria Harbour – hence the furthered desire to showcase the importance of this marine-style view. Given the rarity, beauty and value of a harbor view, we can then understand the importance of Central Plaza’s architectural structure.

The Sky City Church aims to connect the bustling world of Hong Kong with a more spiritual presence. Located on the top floors of Central Plaza, this church epitomizes spirituality within one of the most modern and vibrant cities in the world.

Central Plaza’s two main features – the triangular design and Sky City Church – present two similar yet contrasting views (both physically and idealistically) of Hong Kong. The triangular design is an absolute triumph in efficiency and beauty, while the Sky City Church presents spirituality within modernity.

 

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