Hopewell Center Hong Kong, Wan Chai Building

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Hopewell Centre Hong Kong : Wan Chai Tower

20th Century Architecture – HK Skyscraper Development by WMKY Architects

 

Hopewell Centre

Location: 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai / Central
Date built: 1980
Design: WMKY Ltd, Architects

Building Height: 216m high (222 m CTBUH)

Floors: 64-storeys

Refreshing for Hong Kong skyscrapers this tower is circular and its main mass is quite attractive due to well-designed rhythmic fenestration.

Echoing James Bond movies it has a swimming pool at the top and a revolving restaurant!

It held the title of tallest Hong Kong skyscraper from 1980 until 1989. It lost the title to the Bank of China tower by architect I M Pei.

Construction started: 1977

Owner: Hopewell Holdings

Address: 183 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2527 7292

The tower is the first circular skyscraper in Hong Kong.

A revolving restaurant located on the 62nd floor, called “Revolving 66”, overlooks other tall buildings below and the harbour. It was originally called Revolving 62, but soon changed its name as locals kept calling it Revolving 66. It completes a 360-degree rotation each hour. Passengers take either office lifts (faster) or the scenic lifts (with a view) to the 56/F, where they transfer to smaller lifts up to the 62/F. The restaurant is now named The Grand Buffet.

The building comprises several groups of lifts. Lobbies are on the 3rd and 17th floor, and are connected to Queen’s Road East and Kennedy Road respectively. A mini-skylobby is on the 56th floor and serves as a transfer floor for diners heading to the 60/F and 62/F restaurants. The building’s white ‘bumps’ between the windows have built in window-washer guide rails.
source: Hopewell Center Hong Kong


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