Saturday/ International Commerce Center building

Today we started out on Hollywood Rd on Hong Kong Island where all the antique shops are, stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch and then went to International Commerce Center which has opened its obsevarion deck just a few weeks ago.

Pictures – Man Mo temple on Hollywood Rd burns a lotof incense (spiral coils)!    The International Commerce Center comes in at No 4 according to a chart on the observation deck.  Notably Chicago boasts two skyscrapers in the top 10 : Willis Tower (Sears Tower’s new name) and Trump’s Tower.  (Message to Mr Trump :  stick to real estate and stay out of politics).    The blue floor with a model of Hong Kong is at one’s feet when stepping out of the elevator on the 100th floor.   The tower is in Kowloon, so that’s Hong Kong Island across Victoria Harbor.  The observation deck has little mascots (to make it interesting for young visitors?)  The picture shows a little of the side, and that’s me in the ‘take a photo’ cube.

We noticed that there’s a number of floors above the observation deck .. that is actually a Ritz-Carlton Hotel (!) occupying floors 102 through 118.    It has the world’s highest swimming pool and bar within a building.   The 30,000 sqf Presidential Suite which costs 100 000 HKD per night ($US 12,500) is on floor 117.

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