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Two International Finance Centre
Hong Kong


International Finance Centre is composed of two skyscrapers: Tower One and Tower Two. The complex sits on the waterfront of the island's Central District. Airport Express Hong Kong Station, which is part of the city's mass transit system and links the financial district and the airport, is located directly below International Finance Centre. Tower One, which is 689 feet (210 m) tall and 38 stories, houses financial institutions. Tower Two, Hong Kong's tallest building, stands 1,362 ft (415 m) tall and rises 88 stories. Architect Cesar Pelli designed the enormous obelisk, which was completed in 2003.

Fun Fact: Several financial institutions operate out of the building, which boasts trading floors with 22-foot ceilings.

Photo source: Ronan Gicquel

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Guangzhou, China

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August 27, 2014



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