Shanghai Sights


Bank of China (Zhōngguó yínháng)

Bank of China (Zhōngguó yínháng) Review

British Art Deco and Chinese elements combine in this 1937 building, which was designed to be the tallest in the city. However, opium magnate Victor Sassoon insisted that no building surpass his Cathay Hotel (now the Peace Hotel). Were it not for the Cathay Hotel's copper-faced pyramid roof, the bank would indeed be taller.

Updated: 06-06-2013

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