Also Known As: Union Square Phase 7
Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Architect: Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.
Design Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Association
Construction Started: 2002
Expected Completion: 2010
Height: 484 meters / 1,587.9 feet
About the International Commerce CentreFormerly known as Union Square Phase 7, the International Commerce Centre is part of the expansive Union Square project on the Kowloon peninsula across from Hong Kong Island. The ICC building stands at one end of Victoria Harbour, opposite from Two International Finance Centre located across the harbour on Hong Kong Island.
Original plans were for an even taller building with 102 floors rising 574 meters (1,883 feet). However zoning laws prohibited the construction of buildings higher than the surrounding mountains. The design of the ICC building was revised and plans for a pyramidal-shaped top were abandoned.