Wing On House

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Wing On House
永安集團大廈
WingOnHouseCentralHKG.jpg
Wing On House, Central, Hong Kong. (Building in the middle; the two buildings to the right are the old and new headquarters of Hang Seng Bank)
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Location No. 71 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°17′2.41″N 114°9′23.83″E / 22.2840028°N 114.1566194°E / 22.2840028; 114.1566194Coordinates: 22°17′2.41″N 114°9′23.83″E / 22.2840028°N 114.1566194°E / 22.2840028; 114.1566194
Completed 1967
Height
Roof 91 m (299 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 31
References
[1][2]

Wing On House (Chinese: 永安集團大廈) is the name of a commercial building located at No. 71 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

History[edit]

Upon its completion in 1967,[1] it was very briefly Hong Kong's tallest commercial building, with 31 stories. It held that distinction until 1971, when it was surpassed by Pearl City Mansion.

Name[edit]

It is named after Wing On, a department stores and insurance conglomerate with a history dating back more than 100 years. Two other buildings along Des Voeux Road Central are also named after Wing On: Wing On Centre in Sheung Wan and Wing On Life Building in Central.

Features[edit]

Each floor occupies around 11,000 square feet (1,000 m²).

Public Bank Berhad's branch in Hong Kong, located at Wing On House.

The building currently houses the Hong Kong Branch of Public Bank Berhad, the Hong Kong Law Society, BOC Group Life Insurance and the local Consulate of Ghana as well as offices of Hang Seng Bank, whose old and new headquarters are next to Wing On House.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wing On House". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Wing On House". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
Preceded by
Wu Sang House
Tallest Building in Hong Kong
1967 – 1971
Succeeded by
Pearl City Mansion