Bank of China/Central Plaza (Towers to Scale)
In 1992 the Central Plaza took over the title Hong Kong's highest structure. This imposing, 78 floors building measures vertigo - inducing 374 meters (1,227 ft.). It dominated the Asian skyline until 1996, when it, too, was eventually dethroned, by the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia. The Central Plaza is an immense tower that is capable of housing 8,000 employees in 173,000 m2 (1,862,217 sq. ft.) of office space shared over 58 floors. In 2000 the year of the dragon, the building was honor of the mythical animal believed to convey power and prosperity. The top the building features a clever- lighting system that signals the time daily between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The pole is equipped with four neon tubes, each representing a 15-minute block. So every quarter hour, one of the tubes changes color according to a precisely defined sequence, thus literally marking the rhythm of Hong Kong's nightlife.
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