Bank of China Tower


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Bank of China Tower - one of the most recognizable and well-known skyscrapers in Hong Kong. The building is the local headquarters of the Bank of China.

Design was developed by an American of Chinese origin Yuymin Bay. The height of buildings 315 meters, with two antennas 369 meters respectively. 70-storey building was built in 1989, it is next to the station Central Station Hong Kong subway. The building was the highest in Hong Kong and Asia in the period from 1989 to 1992, the first building in the world outside the U.S., which broke the tall frame in the 305 meters (1000 feet). This means that it is completing a year (1990) was the highest building in the world, excluding buildings in the United States. Now it is only the third in the Hong Kong, after such buildings as the International Finance Centre and Central Plaza.

The building was criticized supporters of fan-shui, and the architect had to make some changes in the plan for the construction, as well as in China, fan-shui has a tremendous impact on society as a whole.

A small viewing platform at the 43 floor is open to the public entrance; main lookout same site, located at 70 - the first floor, closed to visitors.

Tower VOS different and unusual to its futuristic design that made it popular among residents and visitors to the city. It is the only building of Hong Kong, which has analogues in computer games, for example, SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4. The building also has been subjected to digital processing and shown in the fantasy series Star Trek: Voyager, in the episode Starfleet.

Building Address: 1 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong.
 
Information
Location Hong Kong

Status Complete
Groundbreaking 18 April 1985
Constructed 1985–1990
Opening 17 May 1990
Height
Antenna/Spire 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft)
Roof 305.0 m (1,000.7 ft)
Top floor 288.2 m (945.5 ft)
Technical details
Floor count
Above ground
72
Basement floors
4
Floor area 135,000 m² (1,453,128 sq ft)
Elevator count 45
Companies
Architect I. M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd.
Structural
Engineer
Leslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP
Contractor

HKC (Holdings) Limited (Kumagai HK)