The International Finance Centre (IFC) is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District.
Also known also as 2IFC and branded as "Two ifc", Two International Finance Centre was completed in 2003. Designed by Cesar Pelli, this 415 m tall building is currently Hong Kong's tallest, with 88 storeys (an extremely lucky number in Cantonese culture) and 22 high-ceiling trading floors. The highrise is designed to accommodate financial firms. For example, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is located at the 55th floor. It is equipped with state of the art telecommunications, raised floors for flexible cabling management, and nearly column-free floor plans. The building expects to accommodate up to 15,000 people.
It should be noted that, however, the 88 storeys do not comprise of an actual number of 88 storeys. Some of the "taboo floors" like 14 and 24, which sounds like definitely die and Easy to die in Cantonese respectively, are omitted.
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