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Bank of China Tower in shanghai

The Shanghai Bank of China Tower (simplified Chinese: 上海中银大厦; traditional Chinese: 上海中銀大廈; pinyin: Shànghǎi Zhōngyín Dàshà), completed in 2000, is a 53-story tower in the Pudong District of Shanghai, China. It was built for the Bank of China by the Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei

The Shanghai Bank of China Tower, completed in 2000, is a 53-story tower in the Pudong District of Shanghai, China. It was built for the Bank of China by the Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei. It was one of the three buildings that were part of the filming of Mission: Impossible III starring Tom Cruise. It is the building where Tom Cruise did a bungee jump.

Shanghai Bank of China Tower (center) is one of the many bank-owned high-rises in Lujiazui financial district.

The 53-story tower is best known outside architectural circles for its guest appearance in “Mission Impossible III” as the building Tom Cruise uses for bungee jumping practice.

The square base and round tower of this 226-meter edifice is reminiscent of the old Chinese philosophical description of a circular heaven and square earth.

Designed by the Japanese firm, Nikken Sekkei and opened in 1999, the building combines commercial space with serviced offices and apartments.

According to Wang, the Bank of China Tower is a personal favorite because of the way in which it combines elements of old and new China.

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