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‘NEWS’ – New Harbour Crossing as Island & Kowloon To Be Linked by Cable Car 10

X6cD0ya.jpg (223×89)News from The Sub-Standard: For the first time since the opening of the Western Harbour Crossing in 1997, Hong Kongers are soon to have another option when crossing the city’s iconic waterfront. The city’s two tallest skyscrapers – the International Finance Centre II (IFC2) on Hong Kong Island and the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon are set to be linked by gondola cable car…

Due for completion in late 2014, ‘Harbourlink’ is the city’s latest infrastructure project. It will see the Sky 100 observation deck at the ICC connected to the 88th floor of the IFC, which is currently home to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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Co-operation between the two high-rise properties has been expedited, as both developments are owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties. Heidi Ho, a spokesperson for the company, said that HarbourLink will have practical and aesthetic appeal, “A cable car system allows us to compete with Ngong Ping 360 as well as offer a valuable public service and tourist attraction. Plus, we can decorate the gondolas like fairy lights during the fireworks – imagine how pretty that will be.”