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UPDATE: Please note: if you downloaded this before January the 17th than you'll have to redownload this. A bug has been fixed.

 

The Hong Kong / Asia BAT Team


presents

Bank of China tower

BAT created by paulvmontfort

Modding, lot design, readme, custom query & custom menu icons by HONG KONG


Introduction / Overview

- Construction of this tower was started on 18th April, 1985 and the official opening ceremony was held on 17th May, 1990. - Grouping of four triangular glass and aluminum towers of varying heights that emerge from a granite podium. - The changes in geometry, from a square base through several geometric changes to a single spire, result in a multifaceted facade of angles and profiles that reflect the light and seem almost crystalline in composition. - The silver reflective glass is glazed in a low maintenance dry gasket system, and the curtain wall is a unitized design assembled off-site under factory conditions. This enabled close quality control of all aspects of the frame assembly, which numbers over 10,000 pieces in total. - The megastructural steelwork is expressed externally by naturally anodized panels that form part of the curtainwall. - Virtually every aspect of this building was challenging from moving material to a height never before achieved outside of the USA, to glazing the largest 25mm thick pattern cut lights ever produced. All required not only careful planning but also the development of new erection techniques. - The inspiration of the design of the BOC is derived from the elegant poise of bamboo; its sectioned trunk being propelled higher and higher by each new growth. The BOC Tower is symbolic of strength, vitality and growth. - Tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, until the completion of Central Plaza. - First composite megastructure space frame high-rise building. - Replaced Hopewell Centre as the tallest building in Hong Kong when completed. - It was the first building outside the United States to break the 1000 foot mark. That also means it was the tallest outside America from its completion year, 1990, through the completion year of Central Plaza, 1992. - The topping out ceremony was held on 8 August 1988, which is the century's most auspicious date. - This building is one of buildings involved in the Hong Kong Tourism Commission's Victoria Harbour Lighting Plan. - This BAT is an accurate recreation of the real-life building. BOC has been modded to serve three functions:

  • Ploppable landmark
  • Ploppable functional CO$$$
  • Growable CO$$$

Note: Ploppable and landmark versions feature individual custom menu icons that will allow you to see immediately which version is which. Moreover, both versions are to be found conveniently grouped together near the bottom of your landmark menu.


Dependencies

None - everything is included!


Stats and Values

All game-relevant values you might like to know are listed in the following overview tables.

TABLE 1: FUNCTIONAL VERSIONS

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