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Lippo Centre
力寶中心
Hklippocenter.jpg
The Lippo Centre twin towers, with walls intended to suggest koalas climbing a tree
General information
Location Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Coordinates 22°16′45.51″N 114°9′48.39″E / 22.2793083°N 114.1634417°E / 22.2793083; 114.1634417Coordinates: 22°16′45.51″N 114°9′48.39″E / 22.2793083°N 114.1634417°E / 22.2793083; 114.1634417
Status Complete
Constructed ? - 1988
Opening 1988
Use Office
Height
Roof
Lippo Centre 1
172 m (564.3 ft)
Lippo Centre 2
186 m (610.2 ft)
Top floor
Lippo Centre 1
166 m (544.6 ft)
Lippo Centre 2
180 m (590.6 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 48
Companies involved
Architect(s) Paul Rudolph
Developer Alan Bond
Owner Lippo Group
References: [1]

The Lippo Centre (simplified Chinese: 力宝中心traditional Chinese: 力寶中心pinyin: lìbǎo zhōngxīn; jyutping: lik6 bou2 zung1 sam1) is a pair of twin office towers in Hong Kong, previously known as the Bond Center (奔達中心). The buildings are located at 89 Queensway, in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island. They were taken over by the Lippo Group after the collapse of the Bond Corporation. The height of the taller tower is 186m.

The buildings, completed in 1987, were dubbed "The Koala Tree" because they resemble koalas clutching a tree. The buildings were designed by American architect Paul Rudolph[2], who strove to relieve the traditional severity of skyscraper walls by designing clusters of obtruding windows.

Lippo Centre seen from Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong artist Gerard D'Henderson, who designed the walls in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental Hotel, enriched the lobby with dramatic bas-relief murals.

Lippo Centre is featured in the Golden City track in Burnout 3.

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