HSBC building

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The HSBC Building is located at the north-east corner of the Hornby and Georgia Streets, Vancouver, Canadian state British Columbia. It is situated in a financial district surrounded by shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. Within the own HSBC building there are also restaurants, fitness centers, retail services and a common boardroom. Its exact address is 888 West Georgia Street, and the building number is 112818. The HSBC Building has the class of AAA and was built at the place, where the Devonshire Hotel was demolished in July 1981. Its construction started at the end of 1984 year and ended in 1987. Architecture was designed by the WZMH Architects company. They determine a postmodern style to the HSBC Building.

The main materials used at this building are glass and granite and its value measured in 2003 was 110.7 million Canadian dollars. The HSDC Building is 100 meter high and has 23 floors above the ground. The estate of the HSBC Building has a size of 120 x 400 feet, which is about 35,517 square meters. The building consists of the main tower building and seven storeys atrium entrance with a banking hall. The HSBC Building retail stores have addresses between 630 to 648 Hornby Street. The HSBC Building is owned by the HSBC Bank Canada, and its exclusive location, beautiful panorama and imposing architecture have attracted many investment, professional, administration and financial firms to locate their offices in this building.

The HSBC Bank Canada holds also a large advertisement signature at the top part of the building, apparantly visible to anybody walking in the near streets. The HSBC Bank Canada occupies approximately one third of the space in the HSBC Building. The bank changed its name to HSBC Bank Canada in 1999 to evoke a feeling of the brand or unity with its London parent company based also on their organization symbol – a red oxagon. When the HSBC Bank Canada changed (adopted) its new identity, it also changed the name of the building into the today’s HSBC Building. It is a very notable privilege for a bank to have a building with its name, because this offers a potential customer the feeling of stability and strength when the bank has its residence in such a building.
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