One Island East (Chinese: 港島東中心) , is a supertall skyscraper
that is located in TaiKoo Place on
Island East, Hong Kong.
The skyscraper is a commercial office
building that rises 308 m (1,011 ft) and has 59 stories
of habitable office space and two basement
levels. The building has 70 total floors. There is a sky lobby
on the 37th and 38th floors. In
addition, there are 28 high speed passenger lifts and 6 high speed
shuttle lifts between Main (G - 1/F) and Sky (37 - 38/F) Lobbies.
The building is the 6th skyscraper over 1,000 ft.
(305 m) completed in Hong
Kong.Part of the site was previously occupied by Melbourne
Industrial Building and Aik San Factory Building which were
acquired by the developer in 2002 and 2001 respectively.
2008 Tropical storm Kammuri
On 7 August 2008
within two hours of the hoisting of strong wind signal No8 due to
tropical storm Kammuri
, the window panes of
One Island East were shattered, sending shards of glass across the
street and damaging the windows of four flats at Westlands Court.
There were no injuries.
-  Milestone of Swire Properties - Year 2002,
Swire Properties [flash]