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13.8.13

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong.

Bank of China Tower, here we go!

View from the 43rd floor.


The Bank of China Tower was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1990 to 1992, the first building outside the United States to break the 305 m (1,000 ft) mark, and the first composite space frame high-rise building. It is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, after International Commerce Centre, Two International Finance Centre (that you can see from the window) and Central Plaza.
The building is the source of controversy, because of bypassing consultation with feng shui masters regarding thedesign. The architect picked a structural expressionism for the building to resemble 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. Everything is covered with dark glass.
Independently of intention, I agree on that it looks like a sharp knife against the sky. Still, the observatory is open for visitors on weekdays, completely free of charge.
It was featured in Star Trek: Voyager as the startfleet communications center.
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