Millennium City, Hong Kong

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Millennium City plan
Millennium City 1, 2
Millennium City 5

Millennium City (Chinese: 創紀之城) is a group of skyscrapers in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong built along the southern side of Kwun Tong Road near Ngau Tau Kok station and developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties.[1]

The Millennium City project currently consists of five buildings, numbered 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. The number 4 is widely regarded as unlucky in many parts of Asia and in both Chinese and Japanese it is a homophone for "death".[2][3][4]

Millennium City 1 and 2 are connected and share a mall and a lobby on their ground floor. They host the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank, a data center and various other offices. They have shiny blue glass walls and look modern compared to old factory buildings in the area.[1] The two buildings are located opposite to Ngau Tau Kok Station.

Millennium City 3 is a continuation of buildings 1 and 2, but separated from towers 1 and 2 by the Meyer Building. It is also mostly offices and has a similar architectural design to buildings 1 and 2. However, glass walls are used to a lesser extent and more white tiles are incorporated.[1]

Millennium City 5 is built near Kwun Tong station. The building is well-known because of the shopping mall it holds - apm. The project has a site area of 107,000 square feet (9,900 m2) and contains over 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2) of office space on top of a regional shopping centre of about 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2). The Bank of East Asia bought the majority of office space here as a back-up operation center.[5][6]

Millennium City 6 and 7 are under planning, and both will be built in the Kwun Tong Industrial Area, farther from Kwun Tong Road.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.millenniumcity.hk Millennium City Home Page
  2. ^ [1] From UGLY to SEXI, Ticker Symbols Tell Tales by Judith Rehak International Herald Tribune
  3. ^ [2] China and Beyond
  4. ^ [3] Hotaku Guide
  5. ^ [4] Emporis Building Co.
  6. ^ apm Millennium City 5 Home Page

Coordinates: 22°18′47″N 114°13′16″E / 22.313°N 114.221°E / 22.313; 114.221