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.
Sun Chung Building Management
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
China Tall Building Legacy Award, 2016
CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards
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)
L'Association des Ingénieurs, Conseils du Canada