- The Center
building_name = The Center
中環中心 [ cite web
url = http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=123
title = The Center - SkyscraperPage.com
accessdate = 2007-09-15 ]
caption = The Center in 2005
location = Flagicon|Hong Kong
coordinates = coord|22|17|05|N|114|09|16|E|region:HK_type:landmark|display=inline,title
constructed = 1995 - 1998
use = Office
antenna_spire = convert|346|m|ft|0|abbr=on
roof = convert|292|m|ft|0|abbr=on
top_floor = convert|275|m|ft|0|abbr=on
floor_count = 73 aboveground 3 belowground
elevator_count = 35
floor_area = convert|130032|m2|sqft|0|abbr=on
architect = Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd.
The Center (zh-t|t=中環中心) is the fourth tallest
skyscraperin Hong Kong, after Two International Finance Centre (88 storeys), Central Plaza and Bank of China Tower. With a height of 346 m (1,135 feet), it comprises 73 storeys. The Center is one of the few skyscrapers in Hong Kong that is entirely steel-structured with no reinforced concrete core. It is located on Queen's Road Central in the Central and Western district, roughly halfway between the MTRIsland Line's Sheung Wan and Central stations.
The Center is notable for its arrangement of hundreds of
neonlights 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 Christmasseason, the building's neon arrangement follows a festive motif and resembles a Christmas tree.
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
Centraland Sheung Wan.
The building was a project involving the
Land Development Corporationsince it was required to demolish many old buildings and lanes. The premises of The Center is of irregular shape because surrounding lots within Queen's Road Central, Jubilee Street, Des Voeux Road Centraland Gilman's Bazaarwere already redeveloped. Various lanes and streets including Gilman Street, Wing On Street, Tung Man Street, Hing Lung Street, and Tit Hong Lanewere 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 Marketwhile Eu Yan Sang, a traditional Chinese medicine shop, were moved near the Stag Building to continue their businesses.
List of buildings and structures in Hong Kong
List of skyscrapers
List of buildings
List of tallest freestanding structures in the world
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