Bank of China Tower
Bank of China Tower
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Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei, the Bank of China Tower is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong at 315 m (1,033.5 ft) high with two masts reaching 367.4 m (1,205.4 ft) high. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside North America to break the 305 m (1,000 ft) mark.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,846 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The Bank of China Building is said to be the tallest building in Hong Kong. It was built to be taller than the Hong Kong headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, which is a multinational bank that is technically British. The Bank of China had to be taller; it's a matter of face for China. The Bank of China is an impressive building, but it is fairly utilitarian. It does have an excellent location near Victoria Harbour; it's a spectacular sight at night.
Written 29 April 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,59,177 contributions
Jan 2021
One of the most easily recognisable skyscrapers amongst the Hong Kong Skyline is the Bank of China (BOC) tower. Designed by Chinese-American architect L.M. Pei, the building was opened in 1990 and at 72 floors, was the tallest building in Hong Kong until passing that torch to Central Plaza three years later. The BOC Tower is located between Cotton Tree Drive and Garden Road, just off Queensway in the Central District.

The BOC Tower exterior is elegant and sleek and is based on important feng shui principles. The framework is that of a stack of triangles reaching upward to the sky. It is particularly attractive to view at night, when the triangular outlines are lit up brightly while the rest of the building remains dark, blending into the night sky.

In addition to viewing the BOC Tower from up close and locations such as Hong Kong Park and Victoria Peak on the Hong Kong side, it is also easily recognisable during harbour ferry rides as well as prime locations on the TST side including the Avenue of Stars promenade, upper floor sky bars, restaurants and viewing platforms near the harbour.
Written 9 February 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,332 contributions
Sep 2020
This is one of Hong Kong’s most iconic buildings and defines the Hong Kong skyline. Built in 1989, by I.M. Pei – the same architect who designed the Louvre glass pyramid. No matter which angle you look at it, it’s always striking.

If you want an up-close view you can get a good clear photo of it from the steps of Champion Tower (Citibank). In the day, it’s mirrored surface reflects the clouds and other skyscrapers, almost like a canvas. At night, the best view is from the Star Ferry or the Kowloon side when it is illuminated and looks brilliant. As as others have noted, you can’t go on the observation deck anymore. It has been closed for a few years now.

There is an interesting story that Pei didn't consult feng shui experts at the start. This was a huge source of controversy. What feng shui experts hated most was that the diagonal bracing would have originally formed a series of bold ‘X’s. Traditionally the ‘X’ was associated with executions and death and it was an easy leap to say that it would be a curse on Hong Kong. To get around this, Pei made the horizontal bars invisible so that the ‘X’s on the outside were turned into the large diamonds that we see today. Feng shui masters were still not entirely happy because they said that the angles were like knife blades. Guess you can’t please all the people, all of the time.
Written 12 September 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France408 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Worth taking a look at this impressive 145m angular glass building, along with the old bank of China and the HSBC building. This building's shape is said to demonstrate agressive feng shui.
Written 27 January 2020
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Ray M
Tromsdalen, Norway10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This building is ugly at all. Also, you go there with nothing you can do around it but only taking several photos. It is closed to the public! Don’t waste your traveling time!
Written 11 January 2020
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Cap Chastain
Anchorage, AK18,230 contributions
Jul 2019
I'd say that seeing the Bank of China Tower, located on Garden Road in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong, is a do-not-miss attraction but how can you miss seeing perhaps the most recognizable of the skyscrapers in all of Hong Kong? From the Peak. From the Star Ferries. From the Trams. From the buses. From the street. There it is. The Bank of China Tower.
Written 11 August 2019
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mumstaxi
Milton Keynes, UK43 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Took a trip to Central hoping to go to the observation deck of the Bank of China. I enquired at reception and the observation deck has been closed to the public for 4 years!
Written 15 May 2019
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,755 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Iconic tower in Hong Kong and very much one of the main recognisable images. For many years the tallest building in Hong Kong but seems a little dwarfed these days by the newer skyscrapers. Think probably the best view is from the peak looking down onto the building with the harbour in the background.
Written 7 May 2019
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alrightalex
Clifton Heights, PA160 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Tried to go to The observation deck i’d read about, but it doesn’t exist anymore. Apparently been closed for many years.
Written 19 February 2019
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Chmpgnrose
New York City, NY285 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
A Hong Kong icon that composes the skyline. I love photographing the exterior of this building from street level. Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei and the most recognizable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Written 4 November 2018
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