The stunning HSBC headquarters, designed by British architect Norman Foster in 1985, is a masterpiece of precision, sophistication and innovation.
On completion it was the world’s most expensive building. The 52 storey building reflects the architect’s wish to create areas of public and private space, and to break the mould of previous bank architecture. A lighting scheme fitted later enabled the building to maintain its splendour at night.
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The two bronze lions guarding the main entrance were designed for the bank ’s previous headquarters in 1935.
The building has unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour - water is associated with property.
The building was installed with around 700 lighting units, including cloud changing fluorescent lights.
Take the escalator to the 3rd floor to gaze at the cathedral-like atrium.