Bank of China Building (Singapore)

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Bank of China Building
中国银行大廈
Bank of China Building, Dec 05.JPG
The new block of the Bank of China Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location 4 Battery Road
Raffles Place, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′08″N 103°51′08″E / 1.285617°N 103.852177°E / 1.285617; 103.852177Coordinates: 1°17′08″N 103°51′08″E / 1.285617°N 103.852177°E / 1.285617; 103.852177
Construction started Old: 1953
New:
Completed Old: 1954
New: 2000
Owner Bank of China
Height
Roof Old: 62.34 m (204.5 ft)
New: 168 m (551 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Old: 18
New: 36
Design and construction
Architect P & T Architects & Engineers
References
[1][2][3]

The Bank of China Building is a development consisting of two skyscrapers located in the central business district of Singapore. It is located on 4 Battery Road, adjacent to 6 Battery Road, Maybank Tower,[4] and roughly 100 metres from the Fullerton Hotel.[5] The Tower serves as the headquarters for the Bank of China.[6]

History[edit]

The old block of the Bank of China Building was built in 1954 with a total of 18 floors. It was designed by P & T Architects & Engineers Ltd (otherwise known as Palmer and Turner) of Hong Kong.[7]

The pair of lions guarding the entrance is a work by Rudolfo Nolli. The block was the tallest building in the central business district of Singapore, Raffles Place from 1954 till 1974, when it was overtaken by UOB Plaza Two.[8]

The additional new block was completed in 2000.[9] With 36 floors and a height of 168 metres it is built immediately adjacent to the old block and shares a common podium.[10]

Entrance guarded by Nolli's lions 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bank of China Building (Singapore) at Emporis
  2. ^ Bank of China Building (Singapore) at Emporis
  3. ^ Bank of China Building (Singapore) at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ "Asia Travel : Map of Bank of China Building (S) 049908". StreetDirectory. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bank of China Building on the Map of Singapore". SGPageNation. Archived from the original on 7 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Bank of China Singapore Branch Building". The Bank of China. 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bank of China Building, Singapore". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  8. ^ "evolvingskyline1". Urban Redevelopment Authority. Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Bank of China Building — Singapore". Emporis. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Bank of China Building (New Block), Singapore". Emporis. Retrieved 2008-02-09.