Prince's Building

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Original Prince's Building c. 1945, built 1904 and demolished 1963
2nd Prince's Building (1965) viewing from a tram
Interior of Prince's Building

The Prince's Building (Chinese: 太子大廈) is an office tower and shopping centre located along the western side of the southern section of Statue Square in Central, Hong Kong. Tenants include KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. There have been two successive buildings with the same name at the same location.

First generation[edit]

The first Prince's Building was a four storey Renaissance architecture building in 1904 on land created from the Chater reclamation,[1] located directly south of Queen's Building, completed in 1899. The building was designed by Leigh & Orange[2] and has similarities with the Hong Kong Club Building built in 1897. It was replaced by the present building in 1965.[3]

The first building housed several bank office including:

Second generation[edit]

In 1963 the first building was demolished to make way for the current Prince's Building. The 29 floor complex is an office and retail complex and is owned by Hongkong Land. It is famous for smaller upmarket boutique style shops. The complex surrounds Statue Square along with Hong Kong Club Building, Legislative Council Building, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong (former site of Queen's Building) and HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong. Architecture firm Aedas designed Princes Building [4]

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Coordinates: 22°16′52″N 114°09′34″E / 22.28124°N 114.15933°E / 22.28124; 114.15933