The Cullinan TowersEdit profile
The Cullinan (Chinese: 天璽) is the name of a residential project located in Union Square. The complex also goes by Kowloon Station Development Package 6 or Union Square Phase 6. The developer of the complex is Sun Hung Kai Properties. Both north and south towers of The Cullinan complex, called The Cullinan North Tower and The Cullinan South Tower, are Hong Kong’s tallest residential towers at 68 stories and 270 metres (886 feet), which were completed in 2008 and 2009. The project on this prime waterfront location will have glass curtainwalls and sweeping views of the Victoria Harbour. The glass facade will give the twin towers a futuristic image in line with the nearby International Commerce Centre.
Kowloon Station Development Package 6 was named after the 3,106 carat (621.2 g) Cullinan Diamond found in 1905; the largest diamond in the world. The two largest polished gems from the Cullinan diamond are now mounted on the Sceptre, Cross and Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels.Original proposal
The Cullinan complex was proposed at only 45 stories up until the cancellation of Union Square Phase 5. After Phase 5 was dropped, the Cullinan Towers were proposed at the current 68 floors instead.
The Cullinan is intended for the richest of the richest. According to Time magazine, it "could well qualify as the world's most expensive apartments."