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Langham Place - A Vertical Mall in Mongkok, Hong Kong

Langham Place Hong KongLangham Place is a 15-level shopping mall located in a skyscraper complex with the same name in Argyle Street, Mongkok, one of the busiest districts in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The mall was completed in 2004 and was dubbed as the second "vertical mall" in Hong Kong (Times Square in Causeway Bay holds the distinction of being the first vertical retail complex in the city).

The mall covers a total of 56,000 m2 (600,000 sq ft) of retail space from the skyscraper's second basement to its 13th level. It houses over 160 retail shops selling a variety of merchandise including fashion, sportswear, accessories, shoes and bags, jewellery and watches, beauty and skincare products, personal and healthcare, electronics and telecommunications, music, toys and gift items.

Some of the notable architectural features of Langham Place include the lanky Happy Man sculpture at the entrance of the arcade which was created by American artist Larry Bell. Another distinctive feature is the 9-storey glass atrium which lets in natural lighting and allows passersby to look through the middle of the building.

The mall also boasts of the longest escalators within a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Called Xpresscalators, they cut shoppers' traveling time by skipping several floors. A pair of Xpresscalators ferry shoppers from the 4th floor to the 8th floor and vice versa. Another pair leads shoppers from the 8th floor to the 12th floor.

Another popular section of the mall is "The Spiral" located from the 9th to 12th floor. It corkscrews around the upper set of Xpresscalators.

On level 13 is the spectacular "Digital Sky" wherein computer generated images are projected onto the ceiling above the level's "indoor alfresco dining" area featuring a variety of food choices.  A cinema run by UA Cinemas, comprised of six screens and 1,122 seats, is located on the 8th level.

The Langham Place is open from 11am to 11pm daily. It can be reached at 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok.

Langham Place in Mongkok, Hong Kong Photos

Langham Place Hong Kong

Xpresscalators

Langham Place Hong Kong

The Spiral

Langham Place Hong Kong

The Happy Man at the entrance

Langham Place Hong Kong

Grand Atrium

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