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International Commerce Centre
環球貿易廣場
The International Commerce Centre and the Union Square development in August 2010
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Commercial offices
Location 1 Austin Road West
West Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°18′12.21″N 114°9′36.61″E / 22.3033917°N 114.1601694°E / 22.3033917; 114.1601694Coordinates: 22°18′12.21″N 114°9′36.61″E / 22.3033917°N 114.1601694°E / 22.3033917; 114.1601694
Construction started 2002
Completed 2010
Opening 2010
Height
Top floor 118
Technical details
Floor count 108 above ground, 4 below (see details)
Floor area 274,064 m2 (2,950,000 sq ft)
Elevators 83
Design and construction
Management Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Main contractor Sanfield Building Contractors Limited
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (design)
Belt Collins & Associates (landscape)
Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.
Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties
Structural engineer Arup

The International Commerce Centre (abbreviated ICC) is a 108-storey (see below), 484 m (1,588 ft) commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project on top of Kowloon Station. It was the 4th tallest building in the world (third in Asia) when its construction was completed in 2010. Now, it is the world's 11th tallest building by height, world's fifth tallest building by number of floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong.

Tallest buildings in Asia
International Commerce Centre compared with other tallest buildings in Asia

Floor count

The building has 108 floors above ground and 4 below ground. Due to prevalence of tetraphobia in Hong Kong, floors that would have included the number "4" (4, 14, 24, etc.) were omitted. Therefore, it is marketed as a 118-storey building.

Floor directory

In its basement is the Elements shopping mall, which opened in October 2007. A five-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong occupies floors 102 to 118. The world's highest swimming pool and bar (OZONE) can be found on the top 118th floor.

The building also contains an observation deck on the 100th floor called Sky100 which opened to the public in April 2011. The 101st floor is leased to a number of five-star restaurants. The rest of the building, except the lobby, contains class-A office space.

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