Shanghai Sights

Bank of China (Zhōngguó yínháng)

  • 23 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu Map It
  • The Bund
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/08/2016

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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.

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23 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200002, China

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Published 02/08/2016


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