Live the high life in Hong Kong
Two ifc is literally unmissable. This colossal 88-storey skyscraper is the tallest building on Hong Kong Island and one of the highest in the world. Home to the cream of Hong Kong’s banking and finance industry, Two ifc forms part of the International Financial Centre – along with One ifc , the ifc Mall and the 55-storey Four Seasons Hotel.
The tower was designed by César Pelli, the Italian architect responsible for other iconic structures such as the World Financial Centre in New York.
Two ifc has a tapered look, with the floors at the top being slightly smaller than those below. Covered in light reflective glass panels and pearl-coloured mullions, the building is extremely eco-friendly as well as aesthetically awe-inspiring. And to top it all off, there’s a majestic looking crown, curving inwards and upwards.
Situated right on the waterfront, Two ifc has amazing views across Hong Kong Harbour to Kowloon – especially from the viewing platform on floor 55. There are superb restaurants, both inside Two ifc and in the adjoining mall. These also have great views. And one of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets? Check out the rooftop picnic strip at ifc Mall.
Other interesting facts about Two ifc
- It soars to a height of 415 metres (1,362 feet)
- It’s the 2nd tallest building in Hong Kong, behind the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon
- It once displayed the world’s largest skyscraper advertisement – stretching more than 50 storeys and covering an area of 19,000 square metres (0.2 million square feet)
- Two ifc has featured in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Batman leapt from one of its ledges in The Dark Knight movie