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Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the Bank of China Tower is one of the most iconic skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island. The building's design inspiration was derived from the elegant poise of bamboo as its sectioned trunk is propelled higher and higher by each new growth, symbolizing strength, vitality and growth aspirations of the Chinese bank. The tower's mega-structural steelwork is expressed externally by naturally anodized panels that form part of the facade. Also called BOC Tower, the building's main structural height is 1,033.5 ft (315 m) with two masts reaching 1,205.4 ft (367.4 m) high. The tower was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992 until the completion of Central Plaza, and the first building outside the United States to break the 1,000 ft (305 m) mark. The building was completed with a restricted budget then available and its designed caused much controversy with the adjacent HSBC building designed by Foster.

Domain: Architecture; Construction; Category: Skyscrapers

中国塔银行大厦由贝聿铭和 L.C Pei 设计,是在香港岛上最具标志性的摩天大楼之一。这栋大楼的设计灵感来自竹子,用竹节生长的优雅姿态来代表银行的推进和更高的每个新的增长、 象征实力、 活力和增长的中国。大厦的巨型结构钢材结构采用阳极板了用自然流畅的表达方式形成外立面的一部分。也称为中银大厦,这栋大楼的主体结构高度是 1,033.5 英尺 (315 米),其两个天线杆高度达到 1,205.4 英尺 (367.4 米)。从 1989 年到 1992 年间,中国银行大厦是香港及亚洲地区最高的大楼直到后来被香港中央广场超过。中国银行大厦还是美国本土以外打破 1000 英尺 (305 米) 高度第一个大厦。该建筑用十分有限的预算建设完成,其设计与相邻由福斯特设计的汇丰大厦引起不少争议。

Domain: Architecture; Construction; Category: Skyscrapers

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