Two International Finance Centre @ Night

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The International Finance Center (abbr. IFC) is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District.

A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island, IFC consists of two skyscrapers, the IFC Mall, and the 55-story Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong, behind the International Commerce Center in West Kowloon. It is the fourth-tallest building in the Greater China region and the eighth-tallest office building in the world, based on structural heights; by roof height, only the Taipei 101, Shanghai World Financial Center, Willis Tower, International Commerce Center and Burj Khalifa exceed it. It is of similar height to the former World Trade Center. The Airport Express Hong Kong Station is directly beneath it.

Two International Finance Center, completed in 2003, is attached to the second phase of the ifc mall. This 415-meter-tall building, currently Hong Kong's second tallest, is quoted as having 88 storeys and 22 high-ceiling trading floors to qualify as being extremely auspicious in Chinese culture. It is, however, short of the magic number, due to the fact that "taboo floors" like 14th and 24th are omitted as being inauspicious – 14 sounds like "definitely fatal" and 24 like "easily fatal" in Cantonese.

The highrise is designed to accommodate financial institutions. For example, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is located at the 55th floor. It is equipped with advanced telecommunications, raised floors for flexible cabling management, and nearly column-free floor plans. The building expects to accommodate up to 15,000 people. It is one of relatively few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators.

The 55th, 56th and the 77th to 88th floors were bought by the HKMA for USUS$ 480 million in 2001. An exhibition area, currently containing an exhibit of Hong Kong's monetary history, and a library of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Information Center occupy the 55th floor, and are open to the public during office hours.

Despite common practice for owners to allow naming buildings after its important tenants – the building accommodates some very prestigious tenants – the owners decided not to allow renaming of the building in fairness to all.

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Comments (398)

I. Drljan on January 27, 2013

Great photo.


Ivan Logvinov on January 28, 2013

Dear friends
Thank you all for your kind words!

Reiner Vogeley on January 28, 2013

A beautiful night view of the city! ♡ & ★

With a best wishes, Reiner

Ivan Logvinov on January 28, 2013

Reiner! Thanks for visiting and your kind comments!

K. Peters on January 30, 2013

Hallo Ivan!

Beeindruckende Aufnahme!

Like 136

Danke für Deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie und den netten Kommentar!

Viele Grüße aus Berlin!


Ivan Logvinov on January 31, 2013

Dear Klaus! Thanks! It's a pleasure for me to see your attitude!

Eduardosco Chavez on January 31, 2013

Una muy bella toma nocturna

¡ME gusta!

Ivan Logvinov on January 31, 2013

Dear Eduardo! Thank you for your nice comment and praise!

Babbler on February 2, 2013

Hello Ivan.Many thanks for your visit.Beautiful night photo,L.Warm greetings from Berlin.

Ivan Logvinov on February 3, 2013

Dear Babbler! Thank you for your nice comment and praise!

Passator Cortese PH on February 5, 2013

Always fantastic this view! Very beautiful buildings, scenery and night image!

Like 139 + YS 40!

Hello Ivan! I have not forgotten your gallery, i have no time, but return in week!

Warm greetings from Italy, Francesco.

Ivan Logvinov on February 6, 2013

Dear Francesco! Thank you for your kind words! Please come again whenever you want! :) You are always welcome!

LEIRE13 on February 7, 2013

Like nº 140.

Marvellous place and photo.

Salud2...from Spain...

samsul alam mehedi on February 9, 2013

Beautiful photo,LIKE,Best wishes.........mehedi

Christos Theodorou on February 9, 2013

Spectacular night view !!! Kind regards - Christos.

Ivan Logvinov on February 9, 2013

Dear friends
samsul alam mehedi
Thank you all for your kind words!

Very good view at night! Like! Greetings Nikos

Ivan Logvinov on February 9, 2013

Dear Nikos, thanks a lot for your visit and comments!

Akbar&Armaghan Nouri on February 10, 2013

Very beautiful photo





J. Radtke on February 10, 2013

tolle Nachtaufnahme!!! LIKE

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ivan Logvinov
    • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    • Taken on 2012/03/25 22:50:32
    • Exposure: 10.000s
    • Focal Length: 47.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash