Sunday, November 15, 2009

Those things we hate..

Those things we hate are often the best things for us.


Passer-by


One thing you wont miss while gazing up at Hong Kong's skyline is the glimpse of this landmark, the Bank of China tower designed by I. M. Pei. I was reminded by the story behind this building. Few decades ago people viewed it as a "bold proposal" and most building critics in Hong Kong doesn't like Pie's proposal at all citing different reasons like it doesn't reflect "as a country's pride", Feng Shui, it distracts its neighbors, those segmented patterns are inappropriate etc.

Well whatever it is, Pie probably was plagued with the worst design comments he could imagine and for whatever reasons he managed to deflect them and convince the Bank of China executives to grab his proposal and build it.

..and now one couldn't imagine Hong Kong without this icon. Like a towering unbreakable yet segmented bamboo, no building in Hong Kong best reflects the pride of its classic architecture roots merged with modern ideal than this.

3 comments:

roanne said...

Thank you! :) you've got great blog too and nice photos!

The Pope said...

Great shot, this iconic tower has landed as the 17th tallest building in the world.

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