International Commerce Centre – Hong Kong, China
This big building was a big gamble for its developers, given its relative isolation from the rest of Hong Kong’s high-rises, but the International Commerce Center is doing just fine. The mixed-use office and hotel building has a 97 percent occupancy rate and excellent in-building services such as a 24-hour concierge.
A Visitor’s Guide to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, ICC’s designers had wanted to make it the tallest building then on the planet. But a local ordinance, which outlaws structures from rising higher than nearby mountains, stymied the dream.
Location: Hong Kong, China
Completion Date: 2010