The Center ( ) is the fourth
tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after Two International Finance
Centre (88 storeys), Central Plaza and Bank of China
With a height of 346 m (1,135 feet), it comprises
73 storeys. The Center is one of the few skyscrapers in Hong Kong
that is entirely steel-structured with no reinforced concrete core.
located on Queen's Road Central in the Central and
Western district, roughly halfway between the MTR
Island Line's Sheung Wan and Central stations.
The ground floor lobby of The
The Center is notable for its arrangement of hundreds of neon
lights arranged as bars in increasing frequency
towards the top of the building, which slowly scroll through the
colours of the spectrum
During the Christmas
building's neon arrangement follows a festive motif and resembles a
The direct translation of the Chinese name of the building is
"Central Centre" or the "centre of Central", even though the
building is in fact near the boundary of Central
The building was a project involving the Land Development Corporation
since it was required to demolish many old buildings and lanes.
premises of The Center is of irregular shape because surrounding
lots within Queen's Road
Central, Jubilee Street,
Des Voeux Road
Central and Gilman's Bazaar
were already redeveloped.
Various lanes and streets
including Gilman Street
, Wing On Street
, Tung Man Street
, Hing Lung Street
, and Tit Hong Lane
In addition, several historical structures were demolished from the
project. Many cloth shops located on Wing On Street, also known as
, were moved to the Western Market
while Eu Yan Sang
, a traditional Chinese medicine
shop, was moved near the Stag Building to continue business.