CITIC Tower
HK Citic Tower.jpg
View of CITIC Tower from Kowloon
General information
StatusCompleted
Location1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong, China
Coordinates22°16′50.51″N 114°10′1.73″E / 22.2806972°N 114.1671472°E / 22.2806972; 114.1671472Coordinates: 22°16′50.51″N 114°10′1.73″E / 22.2806972°N 114.1671472°E / 22.2806972; 114.1671472
Completed1997; 25 years ago (1997)
Height
Roof413 ft (126 m)[3]
Technical details
Floor count33[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectP & T Architects & Engineers Ltd
References
[2]
CITIC Tower Office Lobby
CITIC Tower Office Lobby
CITIC Tower from Lung Wui Road
CITIC Tower from Lung Wui Road

CITIC Tower (Chinese: 中信大廈) is a 33-storey office building on Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong. It is the corporate headquarters of CITIC Pacific Ltd, a conglomerate publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and listed on the Hang Seng Index, and also a subsidiary of the CITIC Group.

CITIC Tower is also the headquarters of another development partner, Kerry Group.

It is one of the participants in the nightly A Symphony of Lights (幻彩詠香江) light show on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

In an authorised protest in 2019, police surrounded the tower on both sides, trapping protesters and fired tear gas into the crowd of protesters. International experts called the use of tear gas excessive, "actually inciting and causing what looks like a stampede".[4][5]

Design and construction

The tower was conceived as an equilateral triangular block with landscaped sky gardens at various levels. The architecture was designed by P&T Group. Its unique design is composed of equilateral triangles and circles.[6]

CITIC Tower was completed in 1997 under a fast track development programme.

Location and facilities

It borders the Tamar site in Admiralty and features a view of Victoria Harbour. At the lower levels there is a shopping mall and carpark. There is a footbridge connecting it with Admiralty Centre and MTR Admiralty station.

Of the proposed government headquarters to be built at Tamar site, two of the taller buildings will be of similar height to CITIC Tower.

Current tenants

References

  1. ^ Emporis.com Retrieved on 6 August 2008
  2. ^ CITIC Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Emporis.com Retrieved on 6 August 2008
  4. ^ Hernández, Javier C.; Marcolini, Barbara; Willis, Haley; Jordan, Drew; Felling, Meg; May, Tiffany; Chen, Elsie (2019-06-30). "Did Hong Kong Police Abuse Protesters? What Videos Show". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  5. ^ "Expat officers in HK could face torture case in UK - RTHK". news.rthk.hk. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  6. ^ Chinese article on CITIC Tower's unique geometrical appearance Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine