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Interior of Sky100 observation deck
Night view

sky100 (Chinese: 天際100) is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre,[1] in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. The deck offers views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula and Tai Mo Shan in the background.

sky100 is located two floors below The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.[1] Visitors reach the observation deck using high-speed lifts, which travel from the 2/F entrance to the 100/F in 60 seconds.[2]

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HistoryEdit

Sun Hung Kai Properties held a naming contest for the new observation deck. Both the English and Chinese name were selected among 3,000 entries in May 2010.[3] Sky100 opened on 17 April 2011.[4]

FacilitiesEdit

Aside from the view of Hong Kong, Sky100 contains several other attractions including a Paris-style eatery called Café 100 on the west side of the observation deck. Other features include a virtual reality (VR) attraction, augmented reality photo-taking, and a photo booth.

sky100's Advanced Telescope provides "sunny day setting" and pre-recorded views from bright days, and on-screen indicators point to landmarks. Other settings include night views and fireworks. Interactive touch screens dot the deck, offering facts, tips and an itinerary planner.[2]

Race to ICC-100Edit

Since 2012, sky100 has also served as the finish point for the annual "Race to ICC-100—SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest", organised by Sun Hung Kai Properties (Developer of the International Commerce Centre) and The Community Chest of Hong Kong. The race begins at Level 8 and winds its way up the building's staircases to sky100. The event is normally held in early December.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Zoe Li (11 August 2010). "High at the Ritz: Unrivalled views at the world's tallest hotel". CNN. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "sky100 HONG KONG OBSERVATION DECK". hongkongextras.com. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  3. ^ "ICC Observation Deck Named sky100". Press Releases. Sun Hung Kai Properties. 3 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Sky100 with 360-degree views of Hong Kong open today". Press Releases. Sun Hung Kai Properties. 18 April 2011.

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