Bank of China Tower 

The Bank of China is a dramatic display of geometric form, an example of architecture and structural engineering seamlessly blended together. Envisioned by architect I.M. Pei as a “cube rising out of the ground diagonally divided into quadrants,” the tower is internationally recognized for its iconic design.

 
LERA led the structural design of the 1.4 million-sf (131,000-sm), 1,205-ft (367-m), 70-story office tower containing two levels of underground parking. Constructed on a tightly constrained, urban site framed by highways, the design solution called for a slender tower design.

 

At the time of completion, the Bank of China was the world’s tallest building outside of New York and Chicago, and the fifth tallest in the world.

Location

Hong Kong, China 

 

Client

Sun Chung Building Management

 

Architect

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

 

Award

China Tall Building Legacy Award, 2016

CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards

 

Reynolds Award

Reynolds Aluminum Co.

 

Grand Award for Engineering Excellence, 1989

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)

 

First Prize Award for Engineering Excellence, 1989

New York Association of Consulting Engineers (NYACE)

 

Best Structure Award, 1989

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

 

Prix d'Excellence

L'Association des Ingénieurs, Conseils du Canada