Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Protector - Jackie Chan (1985) - Far East Finance Centre, Hong Kong Island

In the film it's used as the location of the baddy's (Roy Chiao) evil HQ, but in reality it's the Far East Financial Centre - a gold-coloured skyscraper that has been sitting on the HK waterfront since 1982. Seeing as the film was made in 1985 then I guess the film makers thought it represented the modern look of HK. To be honest its bright gold colour may remind the locals of a bar of gold but to me it just looks a bit tacky.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a building which looks better as part of a skyline. Like you say, up close, it's just a bit of architectural chintz...