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Central Plaza - The Third Tallest Skyscraper in Hong Kong

Central Plaza - Wan Chai, Hong KongCentral Plaza is a skyscraper housing offices located at 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai in Hong Kong Island. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Victoria Harbor skyline.

With 78 storeys and a total height of 374 m (1,227 ft), Central Plaza was the tallest building in Hong Kong when it was completed in 1992, taking the title from the Bank of China Tower. It is currently the third tallest building in the city after 2 IFC in Central and the ICC in West Kowloon.

It was also the tallest building in Asia from 1992 until Shun Hing Square was built in 1996 and the second building outside the United States to break the 1000 foot mark.

Central Plaza also holds the distinction of being the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world, until it was surpassed by CITIC Plaza, in Guangzhou, China. It has a triangular floorplan to maximize the land it sits on and allow almost 70 percent of the offices to enjoy a harbor view. Built on some of Hong Kong's most expensive real estate, the cost of construction was said to be less than the cost of buying the land.

The building is notable for its four-bar neon clock on its top that indicates the time by displaying different colours in 15 minute intervals, blinking at the change of the quarter. It also houses the world’s highest church inside a skyscraper, the Sky City Church, located in highest floor with a pyramidal atrium.

On the 46th floor is a viewing gallery open to the public for free.

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