Skyscrapers And Beyond: Unveiling Hong Kong’s Architectural Treasures

When it comes to the world’s most infamous skylines, Hong Kong sites among the top on the list. There are countless towering skyscrapers littered across the coastlines of Hong Kong, and due to the mountainous terrain of the area it has forced developers to build with extreme verticality.

We’re going to be covering some of Hong Kong’s most iconic buildings, whether it be due to their height, size, or just general importance. For example, Two Exchange Square has hosted numerous important events, including an impact investing conference.

1. International Finance Centre

Just across the street from Two Exchange Square is Hong Kong’s second tallest building, and the 38th tallest in the world. The International Finance Centre was constructed from 1996 to 2000, having its two openings in 1998 and 2003 for the One and Two International Finance Centres respectively.

The main tower, which is 1,362 feet or 415 meters tall is the Two International Finance Centre, while the One International Finance Centre is attached to the building and is 688 feet or 210 meters tall.

2. International Commerce Centre

At 1,588 feet or 484 meters, The International Commerce is the tallest building in Hong Kong and the 13th tallest building in the world. When the building was completed in 2010, it was the 4th tallest in the world.

A popular attraction in Hong Kong, the Sky 100 Observation Deck, is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre. The observation deck offers 360 degree views of Hong Kong including Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, and Tai Mo Shan.

To learn more about the Sky 100 Observation Deck and how to visit it yourself, check out their official website.

3. Bank of China Tower

A staple of the Hong Kong skyline, the Bank of China Tower is a 1,035 feet or 315 meter tall skyscraper located in Central Hong Kong. The building was completed in 1990, and was the tallest building in Asia at the time of its completion. Today, it is the 4th tallest building in Hong Kong and has 72 stories.

4. Jockey Club Innovation Tower

One of the strangest shapes you will see a building take, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a marvel to look at both inside and out. It is part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, located in the Hung Hom district in Kowloon.

The building’s construction started in 2007 and ended in 2014, taking 3 years longer than expected to finish. It has a height of just 249 feet or 76 meters, but is equally as impressive as all of the other buildings on this list.

5. Central Plaza

The third tallest building in Hong Kong is the Central Plaza, standing tall at 1,227 feet or 374 meters. It is 78 stories, and was completed in August of 1992. The building is absolutely stunning to look at, and its postmodern architectural style is a staple of the Hong Kong skyline.

We hope you found this article interesting, and you enjoyed taking a look at our picks for the most stunning architectural treasures of the Hong Kong skyline.