Planners conceived the city's tallest building on top of Kowloon Station as part of the development of reclaimed lands from the new airport project. Named the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the 118-storey building includes offices and a luxury hotel, drawing tenants from Central with far cheaper rents.
The original Kowloon Station project was dubbed Union Square. It included a series of residential buildings, serviced apartment, hotel, shopping mall and crowned by ICC.
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Looking north, many boats are parked just outside the typhoon shelter. In the distance is the container port, which some lawmakers think would be better off being redeveloped into residences.
Stonecutters Bridge has a main span of just over 1km and offers an alternate route between Kowloon and Tsing Yi en route to the airport. Costing HKD$2.8 billion, it opened to traffic in late 2009.
Mei Foo Sun Chuen's short towers is the city's 1st private housing estate. Inspired by Le Corbusier, the 99 tower development was built from an old oil depot between 1968-78 to house 80,000 people.
Over the years, the waterfront has progressively been pushed further and further out.
A highway and harbour tunnel rises from the reclaimed lands for the new airport project.
The lands east of the site are slated for more residences and a new high-speed train station.
Beyond are the traditional neighbourhoods of Yau Ma Tei, Mongkok, and Jordan.
Being the tallest building in the city, all of Kowloon is at your fingertips.
The famed Lion Rock rises in the distance.
On a clear day, you can easily see the old airport at Kai Tak and another emerging office district in Kowloon East.
You can see the harbour all the way to the eastern end.
The West Kowloon Cultural District is expected to house many arts facilities and museums.