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  Bank of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hong Kong operations of the Bank of China were regrouped into Bank of China (Hong Kong) in 2001 and later BOCHK got listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in October 2002.
Headquarters of the BOCHK are located in the Bank of China Tower, which was designed by renowned architect I.M.Pei and was opened to the public in 1990 as the tallest building of Hong Kong at that time.
Swiss bank UBS AG confirmed Thursday September 1, 2005 that it is in talks to take a stake in the Bank of China, China's second-biggest state-run commercial bank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bank_of_China   (763 words)

  
 Bank of China Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bank of China Tower (short: BOC Tower; 中銀大廈) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong.
It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China.
The BOC Tower is the only landmark from Hong Kong that appears in the real-time strategy/simulation city building computer games SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bank_of_China_Tower   (439 words)

  
 Bank of China to float this year
Bank of China tower, Hong Kong - Established in 1912, Bank of China is the oldest bank in China.
Bank of China received government funding of $22.5 billion in December 2003 to reduce its bad loan ratio as part of a restructuring for the floatation.
The bank announced that its bad loan ratio was 5.12 percent at the end of 2004, compared with 15.29 percent at the end of 2003.
www.finfacts.com /irelandbusinessnews/publish/printer_10002020.shtml   (307 words)

  
 Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited - About Us > About BOC Tower > Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bank of China (BOC) Tower is located at No.1, Garden Road, a flourishing centre of activity in Hong Kong's business and financial core.
The tower structure of 315 metres and two masts of 50 odd metres give the building its aspiring height of 367.4 metres — which, in 1989, made it the tallest in Hong Kong as well as the fifth by height in the world.
The Tower is symbolic of strength, vitality, growth and enterprise, representing Bank of China (Hong Kong)'s rapid development.
www.bochk.com /web/common/multi_section.xml?section=about&level_2=boc_tower&fldr_id=326   (422 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | China ‘at the Edge’ of Financial Crisis: Central Bank Governor
China’s central bank governor has warned that the country is “at the edge” of a financial crisis as bad debt levels continue to rise.
HONG KONG — China’s central bank governor has warned that the country is “at the edge” of a financial crisis as bad debt levels continue to rise.
Bad loans made by banks to cronies in government departments and state-owned enterprises continue to proliferate in spite of a government bailout in 1999, and the creation of asset-management companies (AMCs) to dispose of U.S.$169 billion in bad debt.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-8-17/22912.html   (627 words)

  
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The Bank of China is set back from the street on a sloped two-acre site on some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
The base of the Bank of China Tower is stabilized by two steel-plate shear tubes.
The Bank of China Tower is a branch bank building in which most of the space is for rent, a commercial building.
www.nbm.org /blueprints/90s/fall91/page1/page1.htm   (2483 words)

  
 Ieoh Ming Pei
The Bank of China Tower of Hong Kong, The John Hancock Tower of Boston and the Louvre Pyramid of Paris, France, are all known for their architectural superiority.
The Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, China, is one of Pei’s most extraordinary achievements.
One of the tallest builidings in the world, The Bank of China Tower uses less steel than a normal building of that size would normally need, due to four triangular shafts that support its tremendous weight.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/t/h/tht111/impei3-1.html   (819 words)

  
 Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
Construction of this tower was started on 18th April, 1985 and the official opening ceremony was held on 17th May, 1990.
Grouping of four triangular glass and aluminum towers of varying heights that emerge from a granite podium.
The BOC Tower is symbolic of strength, vitality and growth.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu?id=120582   (424 words)

  
 Hong Kong Central, Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Center, Legco
The building in the middle-left of the picture is The Bank of China Tower, one of the most well known landmarks of Hong Kong.
According to Feng Shui, the sharp edges of the triangular prisms of the Tower are bad feng shui to the surrounding buildings, such as the former Government House and Legislative Council Building.
In comparison to the Bank of China Tower, the building to the right of the Tower is less impressive.
www.hong-kong-travel.org /BOC.asp   (255 words)

  
 Forbes.com: Bank of China a pioneer of reform despite scandals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The bank embarked on ambitious reforms under the guidance of Liu Mingkang, whose success there led to his being named as head of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, a watchdog agency set up last year.
Bank of China posted pre-tax profits, after provisions for items such as bad loans, of just under 20 billion yuan in the first nine months of 2003, up 30 percent from the same period a year earlier.
The bank was fined $20 million by U.S. and Chinese regulators for misconduct at its New York branch and, in December, Wang was sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking bribes.
www.forbes.com /home/newswire/2004/01/06/rtr1199219.html   (757 words)

  
 CENTRAL DISTRICT
The Bank of China Tower (¤¤»È¤j·H) One IFC - This was part of the Hong Kong Station development resulting from the construction of the new international airport at Chek Lap Kok.
A closer shot of the Bank of China Tower and Cheung Kong Center across the street.
Bank of China Tower and Cheung Kong Center from the waterfront (Lung Wui Road).
www.geocities.com /asiaglobe/gallery/central.htm   (945 words)

  
 Bank of China Tower, Attractions of Hong Kong
The Bank of China Tower (BOC Tower for short) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong.
The Bank of China Tower was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 1000 foot mark.
On the top of the tower is a four-bar neon clock that indicates the time by displaying different colors in 15 minute intervals, blinking at the change of the quarter.
www.magicaljourneys.com /HongKong/hongkong-interest-boc.html   (466 words)

  
 Bank of China Tower --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the extreme western portion of the borough of Tower Hamlets, on the border with the central City of London.
Everything in China seems larger than life, and perceptions of the country must be adjusted to its enormous scale.
This structure, called the White Tower, was begun in 1066 and completed several years later by William's son, William Rufus.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9013186   (924 words)

  
 Moopuna: Term Papers on Where I Am…@#%*
Bank of China Tower, known as the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, is 1,209-foot and it is a fitting building.
I.M. Pei, the architect of Bank of China Tower, tends to use large, abstract forms and sharp, geometric designs.
Bank of China Tower is the most noticeable building in Hong Kong, not only the number of stories but is also the only building that stands out from the rest of the other buildings because of it extraordinary shape.
www.moopuna.com /b15.htm   (373 words)

  
 Building of the Month - Bank of China Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pei was approached by the Chinese in 1983 with a commission to design a new Bank of China Building in Hong Kong.
After the 50m antenna was attached in 1989, the Bank of China building ranked fifth amongst the world's tallest buildings.
A 15-story atrium was placed on the third floor to illuminate the Bank of China's banking hall.
www.ctbuh.org /htmlfiles/featured_buildings/bom_boc.html   (464 words)

  
 Puzz 3D - Bank of China and Central Plaza Puzzle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Puzz 3D - Bank of China and Central Plaza Puzzle by Wrebbit.
Ranked #10 and #9 of the world’s tallest buildings, the Bank of China Tower and Central Plaza are a welcomed addition to the Towers-Made-To-Scale Collection.
The Bank of China Tower is made of 249 pieces and measures 24 7/8” x 5” x 5” when finished.
store.areyougame.us /wr04652.html   (138 words)

  
 Us Bank Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Us Bank Tower - Skyscraperpage.Com Formerly known as the Library Tower, it is the tallest building in California and the 5th tallest in the United States.
U.S. Bank Tower May Join Housing Along Walnut St. - 2003-09-22 - The Business Journal Of Kansas City American City Business Journals Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers, serving 41 of the country's most vibrant markets.
Bank Tower 1901-02 Architect Alden and HarlowThe lobby space of this building is typical of the scale of the lobbies in other turn-of-the-century skyscrapers along Fourth Avenue.
www.financefinds.com /directory/us-bank/us-bank-tower.html   (347 words)

  
 SkyscraperCity Forums - #011 - Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, in China the X shape is seen as a symbol of death.
The sectioned trunk of the Bank of China Building is inspired by the growth patterns of bamboo.
The Bank of China Tower was the tallest building in Asia upon completion, until 1992, when Hong Kong's Central Plaza took the tile.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=3430   (615 words)

  
 LERA | Bank of China Tower
This 1.4-million-sf (131,000-sm)office tower consists of 70-stories and includes 2 levels of underground parking.
For the first time, a megastructure composed of a pure space-truss is used to support almost the entire weight of the building...while making use of that same system to resist the lateral thrusts of the typhoon winds.
Perhaps more important, by precluding the need for 3-dimensional connections, the space-truss is achieved without the need to resort to the complexities and the cost that have been associated with cross-braced structures of the past.
www.lera.com /projects/ofc/bankofchina.htm   (104 words)

  
 Singapore's Temasek to invest 3.1 bln dollars in Bank of China
The Bank of China tower in Hong Kong.
RBoS, the second biggest bank in Britain, was to follow in the footsteps of British rivals HSBC and Standard Chartered, both of which have made key acquisitions in the Chinese banking sector.
Bank of America Corporation agreed to pay 3.0 billion dollars for a nine percent stake in China Construction Bank (CCB) in June.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=68103   (612 words)

  
 UBS to acquire 500 mln dollar stake in Bank Of China
UBS, Switzerland's largest bank, said it was acquiring a 500-million-dollar (416.4 million-euro) stake in Bank of China (BoC), China's second-biggest bank, as part of a strategic partnership between the two banks.
They will be preferred partners in various investment banking and related securities business areas in China and for Chinese clients, and in addition will cooperate in operational matters relating to these business areas.
Any deal would be seen as a gauge of China's willingness to open up its brokerages to foreign investment after a four-year crisis in the stock market left practically all of them with huge debts, the reports added.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=72215   (595 words)

  
 China ‘at the Edge’ of Financial Crisis: Central Bank Governor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HONG KONG -- China’s central bank governor has warned that the country is “at the edge” of a financial crisis as bad debt levels continue to rise.
In the hotel industry in China, many of the major hotels are managed by people from the US or Europe and are successful hotels.
If China can survive it, they will emerge stronger as a result of it because they will be competing against foreign banks and there will be constant market, in addition to government pressure, to effectively redirect their resources to performing enterprises.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1193908/posts   (2187 words)

  
 Bank of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Its predecessor was the Bank of the Ministry of Tax and Finance set up by the Qing government in 1905.
Before 1949 it was one of the four banks owned by the bureaucratic capitalists.
After the foundation of New China, the state took over the bank and reorganized it.
sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu /~yguo/zy.htm   (162 words)

  
 I.M. Pei Donates Papers to Library of Congress
Ieoh Ming Pei was born in pre-Communist China in 1917, living in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Several years later, he was awarded the commission for the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, which was subsequently chosen one of the 10 Best Buildings in America by the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
In 1989 he completed such significant buildings as the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the 70-story Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and the first phase of the Grand Louvre in Paris.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/1997/97-117.html   (769 words)

  
 National Building Museum - Blueprints Magazine Summer 2002
Above: Leslie Robertson with Bank of China tower under construction in Hong Kong.The project was the result of a uniquely collaborative relationship between the engineers and the architects.
Robertson was the unanimous choice of the prize jury because of his path-breaking work in structural systems and wind engineering over a career of five decades.
Among his achievements are the design of the first composite "megastructure space-frame" skyscraper (the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong), and the Shaftwall partition system now almost universally used for fire-resistive walls in tall buildings.
www.nbm.org /blueprints/00s/summer02/page11/page11.htm   (266 words)

  
 Hong Kong's Key Attractions
Richard Rogers’ headquarters building for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation forms the south side of the square and just to the east of it is I M Pei’s Bank of China Tower.
Opened in 1986, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation exemplified the fashion for atriums in world architecture and an escalator ride up into the belly of the building, into its towering air-conditioned interior, is a must.
Deliberately planned to dwarf the neighbouring Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Building, the Bank of China Tower is now Hong Kong’s ‘national’ monument.
www.travelersdigest.com /hong_kong_key.htm   (768 words)

  
 Hong Kong - Sightseeing
One of the most prominent buildings is The Bank of China Tower.
The Clock Tower is standing near the Star Ferry Terminal and the Water Front promenade on Kowloon.
The Tower is the only part left of the old railway station which was demolished in 1978.
www.members.tripod.com /wpd8/sightseeing.html   (520 words)

  
 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Comprised of four vertical shafts, the incremental tower emerges from a 52-meter cube and diminishes its mass, quadrant by quadrant, until a single triangular prism remains.
At ground level, the tower is pulled back from the street to create a welcoming pedestrian environment that is fully accessible yet secluded from urban congestion.
It is surrounded by a broad promenade, and flanked by cooling water gardens that muffle the activity and noise of surrounding traffic.
www.pcfandp.com /a/p/8220/s.html   (273 words)

  
 Hong Kong Attractions, Culture and More
Bank of China Tower, Government House, Victoria Peak,
- The Bank of China Tower (BOC Tower for short) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong.
The tower was designed by world reknown architect I. Pei.
www.magicaljourneys.com /HongKong/hongkong-interest.html   (286 words)

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