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Architect I. M. Pei
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Location Hong Kong   map
Date 1982 to 1990   timeline
Building Type skyscraper, commercial office tower
 Construction System steel frame, glass curtain wall
Climate tropical
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes Graceful, concise and structurally expressive, triangular stepped-back plan.
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Discussion Bank of China Tower Commentary

Triangular bracing and step-backs are structural adaptations to the high wind loads caused by Hong Kong typhoons.

Details

369 meters high, 72 floors

Resources
Sources on Bank of China Tower

Paul Heyer. American Architecture: Ideas and Ideologies in the Late Twentieth Century. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993. ISBN 0-442-01328-0. LC 92-18415. NA2750.H48. interior photo of conference space, p81.

Carter Wiseman. I.M. Pei: A Profile in American Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. NA737.P365W57. ISBN 0-8109-3709-3. LC 90-30727. Color photo of exterior, p295. axonometric drawing, p291.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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