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BOC Tower at night
BOC Tower at night

The Bank of China Tower (short: BOC Tower; 中銀大廈) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China. Download high resolution version (500x667, 70 KB)Bank of China at night; Self photographed; 2001; File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (500x667, 70 KB)Bank of China at night; Self photographed; 2001; File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taipei 101, considered the worlds tallest skyscraper. ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... Bank of China Tower The Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) HKSE: 2388 is the second-largest commercial banking group in Hong Kong in terms of assets and customer deposits, with more than 300 branches in Hong Kong. ...


It was designed by architect I. M. Pei. The building is 315 meters high with two masts reaching 369 meters (1209 feet) high. The 70 story building was built in 1989 and is located near Central MTR station. This was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 1000 foot mark. That also means it was the tallest outside America from its completion year, 1990. It is now the third tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after Two International Finance Centre and Central Plaza. The Louvre Pyramid, Paris Ieoh Ming Pei (Chinese: 貝聿銘; Pinyin: ; b. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Central Station Sign Central (中環, Jyutping: zung1 waan4; pinyin: Zhōnghuán) station is an MTR station located in the Central area of Hong Kong Island. ... Two IFC International Finance Centre (IFC) is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kongs Central District. ... Central Plaza is the second tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong (tallest as of 2001) after IFC, Hong Kong Phase 2. ...


The structural expressionism adopted in the design of this building resembles growing bamboo shoots, symbolising livelihood and prosperity. The whole structure is supported by the five steel columns at the corners of the building, with the triangular frameworks transferring the weight of the structure onto these five columns. Diversity Around 91 genera and 1,000 species Subtribes Arthrostylidiinae Arundinariinae Bambusinae Chusqueinae Guaduinae Melocanninae Nastinae Racemobambodinae Shibataeinae See the full Taxonomy of the Bambuseae. ...


The building has been criticised by practitioners of Feng Shui for its sharp edges and its negative symbolism by the numerous 'X' shapes in its original design, though Pei modified the design to some degree before construction following this feedback. The building's profile from some angles resembles that of a cleaver. In Feng Shui, this is described as a cleaver building and it is not diffucult to observe that it is facing the HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building in this guise. (See Government House, Hong Kong.) Fēng Shuǐ (風水 – literally, wind and water pronounced fung shuway), which may be more than 3000 years old, is the ancient practice of placement to achieve harmony with the environment. ... HSBC Hong Kong Headquarters The HSBC Hong Kong headquarter building (officially HSBC Main Building) is located along the southern side of Statue Square, in Central, at the location of the old City Hall, Hong Kong (built 1869, demolished 1933). ... The facade of the Government House. ...


A small observation deck on the 43rd floor of the building is open to the public; visits to the main obsevation deck on the 70th floor are by appointment only.


The formal address of the building is: 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ...


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This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Center is the third tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong after Two International Finance Centre (88 stories) and Central Plaza, Hong Kong. ... View from side Hopewell Centre (合和中心) is a skyscraper in Hong Kong. ... Two ifc International Finance Centre (abbr. ... Tallest residential building of Hong Kong, and 5th tallest residential building in the world. ... Woolworth building These are lists of skyscrapers, ranked by: structural height (vertical elevation from the base to the highest architectural or integral structural element of the building). ... Olympiaturm This is list of towers - structures with limited floor space as compared to more regular buildings, and which supporting their own weight (as opposed to masts which are held standing by guylines). ... Ostankino Tower in Moscow has been the tallest free-standing structure in Eurasia since 1967. ... This is a list of buildings and structures in Hong Kong. ... This is a list of the worlds tallest structures, past and present of any type. ...

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