The skyline of Hong Kong Island is famed for its unique arrangement,  with surrounding mountains and Victoria Harbour complementing the rows of skyscrapers along the shore. However, beginning in the s, Hong Kong experienced a general trend of high-rise building construction that has continued to the present. This trend is in large part a result of the city's rugged, mountainous terrain and lack of flat land. Among the buildings built during these years are Hopewell Centre , Bank of China Tower , and Central Plaza , three of the territory's tallest buildings upon their respective dates of completion. Beginning in , Hong Kong entered a second, much larger building boom that lasted until the early s. Unlike previous building trends of the s and early s, many high-rise buildings of the second boom are for residential use due to a surge in demand for luxury housing properties in Hong Kong.
You are using an outdated browser. Most of this website should still work, but after upgrading your browser it will look and perform better. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In , Transparency International revised the methodology used to construct the index to allow for comparison of scores from one year to the next.