As the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre is an icon, not only for its scale, but also for its unique ‘dragon tail’ feature at the base of the north face, where the walls peel away at the base, creating canopies on three sides.
CoxGomyl provides integrated access solutions to both the building facades and the specially designed ‘dragon tail’. Four BMUs were installed on the rooftop to service the orthogonal facades from the top to the ground level. The machinery is all concealed behind high parapets and features mobile BMU’s on tracks with telescoping masts and jibs. One additional BMU was installed on the rooftop to service the corners of the hotel floors from the roof to M3-1 level at 306m, which require more frequent cleaning. As a mega tall commercial building, rental yields depend on the view and the window cleaning cycle is a key component of this value. Another four BMUs, named “corner machines” were installed further down at the M3-1 level to service the corners from 306m down to the ground.
This video takes you to the rooftop of the 484m building to showcase how we have set up our equipment to access this particular mega-tall building in one of the world’s premier cities for skyscrapers.Back to News