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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China has at least 7,840 high-rise buildings, with no fewer than 1,303 skyscrapers standing taller than 100 m and at least 316 buildings over 150 m in height. The tallest of these skyscrapers is the 108-storey International Commerce Centre, completed in 2010, which stands 484 m and is the ninth tallest building in the world. Furthermore, reflective of the SAR's high population densities, Hong Kong has more people living at the 15th floor or higher than any other place in the world.


The skyline of Hong Kong is considered amongst the best in the world, with the surrounding mountains and Victoria Harbour complementing the skyscrapers. Each evening, at least 44 skyscrapers and buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour light up in a synchronised show called A Symphony of Lights, named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest permanent light and sound festival in the world.


Hmm, After reading this I expected the really spectacular show. But it was a big disappointment. There were only these green laser lights. The skyline looks more beautiful before the show.

The building with two small antennas, on the left side is Bank of China Tower, designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei, the tower is 315 m high with two masts reaching 367.4 m high. The tallest building here is Two International Finance Centre (abbreviated 2IFC), currently the second tallest building in Hong Kong at 415.8 m tall. It became the tallest building in Hong Kong upon its completion in 2003 until it was surpassed by the ICC in 2009.

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Before the show.


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