Metro Town

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Metro Town (left) and its Phase 2, Le Point (right)

Metro Town Phase One, often abbreviated to Metro Town (Chinese: 都會駅), is a private residential high-rise development located in the Tseung Kwan O district of the New Territories in Hong Kong, near the MTR station in Tiu Keng Leng. It was a joint development by Cheung Kong Holdings, Nan Fung Group and MTR Corporation, which began in 2006.[1][2][3]

The complex consists of four towers,[4] each of which ranks among the tallest buildings in the city. The tallest buildings in the complex are Metro Town Tower 1 and Metro Town Tower 2 (also called Le Point), which both rise 205 metres (673 ft) and have 62 floors.[5][6][7] The towers are tied with Four Seasons Place as the 45th-tallest buildings in Hong Kong. Towers 3 and 5 rise 188 metres (617 ft) and have 57 floors,[8][9] standing as the 76th-tallest buildings in the city and tied in rank with One and Two Exchange Square. The entire complex was completed in 2006.[4] Metro Town is planned to contain ten skyscrapers, but as of 2008 only the four towers of Phase One have been constructed.[10] This first phase of the project contains 1,676 residential units.[4]

Phase 2: Le Point[edit]

Le Point (French pronunciation: ​[lə pwɛ̃]; 城中駅) is a private housing estate belonging to Phase 2 of Metro Town[11] Its five towers (which are named "Tower 6" to "Tower 10") were jointly developed by Cheung Kong Holdings, Nan Fung Group and MTR Corporation.[12][13] Completed in 2008, it is comprised a total of 2,096 units.[14]

Transportation[edit]

MTR Service
Kowloon/New Territories Bus Service
NWFB
  • 792M- Tseung Kwan O Station ↔ Sai Kung
  • 796C- Tseung Kwan O Station ↔ So Uk (Sham Shui Po)
  • 796S- Tiu Keng Leng Station ↺ Ngau Tau Kok Station
  • 796X- Tseung Kwan O Station ↔ Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • 798- Tiu Keng Leng Station ↔ Fo Tan (Shan Mei Street) via Sha Tin
  • N796- Tseung Kwan O Station ↺ Tsim Sha Tsui (Midnight Service)
KMB
  • 91R- Tiu Keng Leng (Choi Ming) ↔ Clear Water Bay (Recreation Service)
  • 93M- Tiu Keng Leng (Choi Ming) → Po Lam ↺ Lam Tin (Weekday Morning Special Service)
Cross Harbour Tunnel Bus Service
NWFB
  • 692P#- Tiu Keng Leng (Choi Ming)→ Central (Exchange Square) (Morning Peak Hour Service)
  • 694- Tiu Keng Leng Station ↔ Siu Sai Wan Estate
  • N691#- Tiu Keng Leng ↔ Central (Macau Ferry) (Midnight Service)
North Lantau Island Bus Service (Airport)
CTB
  • E22A- Hong Shing Garden ↔ AsiaWorld-Expo via Airport
  • N29- Hong Shing Garden ↔ Tung Chung Station via Airport (Midnight Service)

p.s. # indicates the route is jointly operated with KMB.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metro Town
  2. ^ Nan Fung Group
  3. ^ Metro Town Phase One
  4. ^ a b c "Metro Town Phase One". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Metro Town Tower 1". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Metro Town Tower 2". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Liberte 3". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Metro Town Tower 3". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Metro Town Tower 5". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Metro Town - Tower 1". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  11. ^ Metro Town
  12. ^ Le Point
  13. ^ Metro Town Phase Two
  14. ^ Le Point

Coordinates: 22°18′15″N 114°15′07″E / 22.3043°N 114.2519°E / 22.3043; 114.2519