Bank of China Tower

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Bank of China Tower
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Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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BradJill
Hong Kong, China137,497 contributions
One of most attractive skyscrapers
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 February 9, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,784 contributions
Highlight of the Hong Kong Skyline
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 September 12, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France387 contributions
Bank of China
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 January 27, 2020
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Ray M
Tromsdalen, Norway10 contributions
Ugly Building
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 January 11, 2020
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Kanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,214 contributions
Bank of China Tower, Garden Road, Hong Kong, China.
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 August 11, 2019
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mumstaxi
Milton Keynes, UK36 contributions
CLOSED to the public
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 May 15, 2019
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,711 contributions
Iconic Tower
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 May 7, 2019
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alrightalex
Clifton Heights, PA160 contributions
Can’t go to see the view anymore
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 February 19, 2019
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Chmpgnrose
New York City, NY285 contributions
A Hong Kong Icon
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 November 4, 2018
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StLi2017
Belgrade, Serbia960 contributions
Logo of Hong Kong
Aug 2018 • Business
It’s outstanding tower of HongKong, you can see it through TV and films of HOng Kong, designated by famous architecture I.M. Pei, surrounds with delightful Feng Shui design, it’s interesting!
Written September 4, 2018
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