Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Harbour City is a shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It occupies the lower levels of a series of office blocks and hotels, comprising several parts: Marco Polo Hotels, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre, the Gateway and the Pacific Club Kowloon. The complex is located along the west side of Canton Road, stretching from Star House and the Star Ferry Pier in the south to China Hong Kong City in the north.

Harbour City
海港城
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Harbour City (Hong Kong) is located in Hong Kong
Harbour City (Hong Kong)
Location within Hong Kong
General information
Coordinates22°17′52″N 114°10′05″E / 22.297778°N 114.168056°E / 22.297778; 114.168056
Completed1966; 55 years ago (1966), with additions and alterations 1969, 1977, 1983, 1999
Renovated1986-1989, 2001-2003, 2012-2015
DemolishedOcean Gallery: 1992
OwnerThe Wharf (Holdings) Limited
Harbour City
Traditional Chinese海港城
Simplified Chinese海港城
Map of Harbour City

It is the largest shopping center in the West Kowloon District of Hong Kong and one of the Hong Kong shopping malls. It is a property of The Wharf (Holdings). The mall covers an area of 2 million square feet, including about 50 restaurants, 2 large cinemas, 3 hotels and about 700 retail stores.

The office building of Harbour city covers an area of 4.4 million square feet. The rest covers an area of 6million square feet, including three high-level hotels, 500 room service housing, a private club and more than 2000 parking spaces. The harbour city is a building group of four parts, which are the Ocean building, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Ocean Center and The Gateway. The port city is developed by and is rebuilt by stages. The earliest part of the Ocean Terminal was completed in 1966, with cruise terminals attached. The entire complex took shape in the 1980s.

Harbour city is a large building complex in Hong Kong, from the Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui to the South and to China Hong Kong City in the north. As it is the largest shopping center in Hong Kong, it has become one of the tourist attractions. Every Saturday and Sunday, [1] will have more than 150 thousand people to enter the shopping mall, including local residents, foreign tourists and free agents in mainland China. On average, more than 60000 people work in the office building. The mall has a small venue for performance and exhibition, and the mall also hosts "music in the city", which is a Saturday and Sunday invitation to band or music in the mall. The harbor city will have a strong festival atmosphere in the square layout on Christmas and Lunar New Year festivals, and the layout will be focused on the entrance of Star Ferry near Tsimshatsui.

The five flagpoles in front of the south entrance of the port city are the hot spots of the public gathering and folk activities. At present, the flags of the five flags are The Wharf, Harbour City, The Wharf Telecom, Hong Kong cable television and Star Ferry. The highest of the flagpoles is The Wharf Holding, and the other four are its subsidiaries.

HistoryEdit

The centre is built on the site of the Hongkong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown, one of colonial Hong Kong's original commercial wharfage and dockside warehousing complexes. Harbour City is still owned by The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (九龍倉集團), or Wharf (九倉) in short, a company founded in 1886 in Hong Kong. As its name suggests, the company's original business was in running wharfage and dockside warehousing, and it was originally known as The Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company, Limited and founded by Sir Paul Chater. The company adopted its current name in 1986. The current major holder of the company is Wheelock & Co., which was formed in 1886 to operate the godown but has since grown to be a major commercial force in Hong Kong.

FeaturesEdit

The mall features many branded boutiques, such as Cerruti 1881, Gieves & Hawkes, Kent & Curwen, D'Urban, MCM (Mode Creation Munich), Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shiatzy Chen, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Burberry, and Hugo Boss. The mall also has two cinemas at both ends, the Grand Ocean and the Grand Gateway; both are operated by Golden Harvest. It is home to the largest Toys "R" Us location in Hong Kong, and there is a large Lane Crawford in the Ocean Terminal portion of the mall. The outlet includes a new look and new features compared to its other stores by the group. The 3rd floor of Ocean Terminal was converted in the early 2000s into LCX, a collection of retailers targeted at younger demographics. c!ty'super, is located in Harbour City.

In popular cultureEdit

In Top of the Lake season 2, Detective Griffin (played by Elisabeth Moss) was to investigate a case in Harbour City. (Shooting was set to begin in December 2015.)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shechet, Ellie (June 23, 2015). "Season 2 of Top of the Lake Will Take Place in Sydney and Hong Kong". Jezebel.

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Coordinates: 22°17′52″N 114°10′05″E / 22.297778°N 114.168056°E / 22.297778; 114.168056