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"Central Plaza" Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path Tip by coolpanda87

Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path: 516 reviews and 710 photos

  Central Plaza
by coolpanda87

One of the defining landmarks of Hong Kong, Central Plaza is the most prominent highrise in Wan Chai. The building provides the area over 108 000 square metres of Office space. It took an average of four days to build one floor of the tower. It is 374m to the top of the spire, at 78 storeys with 58 storeys of office space. The lobby is absolutely beautiful, so make sure you pass it if you are on your way to the Hong Kong Convention Centre from MTR Wan Chai station.


- 720 tonnes covering 40 060 square metres of granite was used
- there are 50 000 square metres of glass
-1000 seperate neon transformers were used to create a glittering image of the tower
-there are over 39 elevators(lifts)


The spire on the top has four neon bands, which change colours to represent time. It is based on a six-hour colour cycle, & each neon band represents a quarter hour. Patterns remain the same throughout the day.


6 pm = 4 bands red
7 pm = 4 white
8 pm = 4 purple
9 pm = 4 yellow
10 pm = 4 pink
11 pm = 4 green
12 pm = 4 red (repeat of cycle)


example: 6 pm - 7 pm

6:00 pm = 4 red
6:15 pm = 1 white, 3 red
6:30 pm = 2 white, 2 red
6:45 pm = 3 white, 1 red
7:00 pm = 4 white

To find out more information, please visit Lighttime.

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2004
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