Lippo Centre (Hong Kong)
The Lippo Centre twin towers, with walls intended to suggest koalas climbing a tree--thus the reasoning behind the nickname--"The Koala Tree"
|Alternative names||Peregrine Tower
Lippo Tower I and II
Hong Kong, China
|Roof||Tower I: 172 m (564.3 ft)
Tower II: 186 m (610.2 ft)
|Top floor||Tower I: 166 m (544.6 ft)
Tower 2: 180 m (590.6 ft)
|Floor count||Tower I: 44
Tower II: 48
|Design and construction|
Wong & Ouyang
|Main contractor||Hip Hing Construction|
Lippo Centre (traditional Chinese: 力寶中心; simplified Chinese: 力宝中心; Jyutping: lik6 bou2 zung1 sam1; pinyin: Lìbǎo Zhōngxīn), previously known as the Bond Centre (traditional Chinese: 奔達中心; simplified Chinese: 奔达中心; Jyutping: ban1 daat6 zung1 sam1), is a twin-tower skyscraper complex completed in 1988 at 89 Queensway, in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, China. Tower I is 172 m (564.3 ft) with 44 storeys, and Tower II is 186 m (610.2 ft) with 48 storeys.
The buildings were dubbed "The Koala Tree" because they resemble koalas clutching a tree. The buildings were designed by American architect Paul Rudolph, who strove to relieve the traditional severity of skyscraper walls by designing clusters of obtruding windows.
One of the more famous companies registered in Lippo Centre is Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP) which serves and caters to the needs of Fairtrade producers in Asia and Pacific and has a membership of over 200 producer organizations. The building also houses the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong and Christian Muhr Global Asset Management, which employs 1,200 staff and occupies six floors of Tower Two of the Lippo Centre.
Lippo Centre is featured in the Golden City track in Burnout 3.
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