we took the tram up to victoria peak (which i believe is the highest point in hong kong) on the island shortly after we arrived in hong kong. ics arranged a trip as part of orientation... it was a way to learn the public transport. regardless of the annoyances, the view was great. it was apparently a really clear week when we arrived which is not ALWAYS the case (pollution, haze, clouds, etc). so, the view of all the skyscrapers was fantastic. as a reference point, the north side of hong kong island is where the majority of the skyscrapers are (at least the huge ones!). The middle of the island is country park, victoria peak, etc. then the south side of the island is more residential and western. north across the harbor is kowloon, which also has a fair number of skyscrapers right on the water in Tsim Sha Tsui. We live just a bit east of there.
it's like another honeymoon type picture, holy cow!
the REALLY tall building is the IFC building (International Finance Centre) - one of the tallest in the world.