The Mega Tower - Hopewell Holdings proposed 93-storey hotel skyscraper in Wan Chai - is no more. The developer yesterday announced a revised plan, cutting its height by 38 floors.

Fourteen controversy-filled years after the project was first approved, it has shrunk to 55 floors, bringing it below the Hong Kong Island ridge line and making it shorter than the nearby Hopewell Centre, which, at 60 floors, was once Hong Kong's tallest building.

Announcing the changes yesterday, Hopewell managing director Thomas Jefferson Wu said he hoped they would speed up the project, which the company is now calling Hopewell Centre II.

South China Morning Post