Friday, July 3, 2009

Hong Kong Skyline - IFC II

International Finance Centre II (IFC II) – The Tallest in Hong Kong
415 meters / 88 storeys / completed in 2003 / designer: Cesar Pelli
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Direction: MTR Central station, Airport Express Hong Kong station

This is the most prominent building along the Hong Kong skyline. It stands out among the other skyscrapers and you are able to see this shining crystal from apart. Look at the header of my blog, I am sure you can spot it right a way.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) offices are situated at the top floors. However you have no chance to visit these sky offices.

Fortunately, HKMA has an Information Centre on the 55/F which is open to public on weekdays from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
The Exhibition Area has a currency section which traces the development of money and banking in Hong Kong and shows examples of coins and notes used over the years in and around Hong Kong.

Guided tours are held on weekdays at 10.30am and 2.30pm, and on Saturday on 10.30am. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the tallest building on the Hong Kong skyline.

IFC II has a first class shopping mall. You’ll find it competitive to any other largest shopping malls in New York, London or Paris. Here, you can find the world’s finest anything, though expensive.

IFC I, the smaller version of the same building and the Four Seasons Hotel are connected to the shopping mall by footbridge.

Hong Kong Travel Blog - IFC II

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