HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Admire the historical details of HSBC Main Building, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster and the most expensive building in the world at the time of its completion in 1985. As you approach, you'll see two bronze lions, Stephen and Stitt, which guard the entrance to the bank. Preserved from an earlier version of this building, they still bear shrapnel holes from the Japanese attack on British Hong Kong in World War II and even feature on the Hong Kong dollar banknotes. Enter the building, which is open to the public, to admire its precise and modern design, Feng Shui-influenced style, and the natural sunlight filtering through the glass windows. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Hong Kong holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the HSBC Main Building and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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HSBC本店。ライオンの像が正面にあって、とても立派な造りだった。週末はフィリピン人の女性達がここに集まってピクニックしているのに驚いた。HSBC head office. Lion statues in front of it, was a very respectable. I was surprised to Filipino women gathered here this weekend, have a picnic.show original
香港島の中環、クイーンズロードにある銀行さんの建物。香港島の名物、高層建築の一角です。 一階はライオンさんが鎮座しておりいつも人だかりが。訪れたときは昔の様子をスマホのアプリで見られるようになっており、楽しかったです。The building of the Bank, located in the Hong Kong S.A.R. island environment, Queen's road. It is a specialty of Hong Kong S.A.R., high-rise building part. Floor lion who are enshrined, who's always light. When I visited military action seen in the Smartphone app, and fun.show original
地下鐵路中環站可以直達, 平日可以乘扶手電梯到一樓銀行, 視野廣闊, 但星期日地面通道擠滿了家庭傭工, 附近幾條街道都擠滿人, 很熱鬧
Make sure you have a close-up look at the stunning headquarters of what is now HSBC (formerly the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank) headquarters, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster in 1985. The building is a masterpiece of precision, sophistication and innovation. And so it should be. On completion in 1985 it was the world’s most expensive building (it cost upward of US$1 billion). The building reflects architect Sir Norman’s wish to create areas of public and private space and to break the mould of previous bank architecture. The ground floor is public space, which people can traverse without entering the building; from there, escalators rise to the main banking hall. The building is inviting to enter – it’s not guarded or off limits. Hong Kong Chinese, irreverent as always, call the 52-storey glass and aluminium structure the ‘Robot Building’.
An AMAZING architecture by Lord Norman Foster, HK people's pride! There's more to its interior - aesthetically pleasing! Good use of light and space. Totally mesmerised by it!
A very cool building by Sir Norman Foster
Useless, lazy staff and the centre looks like a jail! However the building looks amazing as it was designed by F+P
Great building with great design
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