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Old October 21st, 2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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Headquarter buildings of banks

Post pictures of your countries HQ of banks;

ING, Amsterdam;




RaboBank, Utrecht;
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(new)
[IMG]http://www.*****************/steden/utrecht/projecten/mini/p_0009k.jpg[/IMG]



ABN Amro, Amsterdam;




Show your countries HQ;
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:11 PM   #2
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When this building was built in Hong Kong, it was the global HQ for HSBC.



Since then, the HQ moved to London following the acquisition of Midland Bank in the 1990s. Here is the current global HQ :

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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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The gorgeous Bank of China, Hong Kong:
















































Unfortunately, the Bank of China Hong Kong does not make an appearance in this pic. Sorry (not really) to disappoint you

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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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That's Bank of China's Hong Kong branch. The parent Bank of China is headquartered in Beijing but bears a resemblance to the HK design.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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The original HQ of what is now Citibank, which is located at 55 Wall Street, and dates from 1833.



Bear Stearns


Smith Barney


Citicorp



Lehman Brothers (Current HQ. However, the plan to construct a new tower in Manhattan)


Goldman Sachs



Morgan Stanley's Current HQ (Company plans for new HQ building on West Side of Manhattan)



Merrill Lynch (Current HQ -- Company plans a new tower)


Bank of America (Investment Banking Division)


Bank of New York

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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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Commerzbank HQ, Frankfurt (2 skyscrapers, can't find pics of the second one though)


Deutsche Bank HQ, Frankfurt


Dresdner Bank HQ, Frankfurt (2 skyscrapers)




DZ Bank, Frankfurt (2 skyscrapers)




Eurotower, European Central Bank, Frankfurt


Maintower, Frankfurt, hosts the HQ of the Helaba (Landesbank of the state Hesse)


Deka-Bank, Frankfurt (2 skyscrapers)



(the right tower, the left tower belongs to Dresdner Bank)
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:24 PM   #7
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Hypo-Vereinsbank, Munich


Postbank, Bonn


Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:34 PM   #8
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That's Bank of China's Hong Kong branch. The parent Bank of China is headquartered in Beijing but bears a resemblance to the HK design.
Ah oops - I wiki-ed it when I was posting it, but misread the HQ bit.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:54 PM   #9
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Issuing towers? I don't get it........wait, but their elevators are the only components doing the talking, a-ha.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:13 PM   #10
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Frankfurt towers are all banks There are many!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM   #11
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Same with Toronto - we have a financial skyline!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM   #12
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London has over 500 Bank HQ's, and life is just too short.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 10:11 PM   #13
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10 biggest banks in the world in 2006 as per Euromoney:

1. Citigroup (NY)
2. JP Morgan Chase (NY)
3. Bank of America (Charlotte, NC; Investment Banking World HQ: NY)
4. HSBC (London)
5. Mitsubishi UJF Financial (Tokyo)
6. Group Credite Agricole (Paris)
7. Royal Bank of Scotland (Edinburgh)
8. BNP Paribas (Paris)
9. Santander (Santander, Spain)
10. Mizuhno Financial (Toko)
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The Headquarter of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, UC. It's intended to finish it 'til 2009.



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Old October 21st, 2007, 10:37 PM   #15
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Istanbul:

YapiKredi Bank Headquarters


AKBANK headquarters is the taller of the two buildings.


Oyak Bank (The short one in the center)


Garanti Bank


HSBC


Turkiye Is Bankasi HQ complex.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 11:53 PM   #16
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10 biggest banks in the world in 2006 as per Euromoney:

1. Citigroup (NY)
2. JP Morgan Chase (NY)
3. Bank of America (Charlotte, NC; Investment Banking World HQ: NY)
4. HSBC (London)
5. Mitsubishi UJF Financial (Tokyo)
6. Group Credite Agricole (Paris)
7. Royal Bank of Scotland (Edinburgh)
8. BNP Paribas (Paris)
9. Santander (Santander, Spain)
10. Mizuhno Financial (Toko)
http://www.economist.com/daily/chart...ory_id=9498275

I would expect the Royal Bank of Scotland to move higher in the future, after it's recent takeover of ABN Amro including LaSalle Bank in the US.

HSBC are third, and this may only be temporary due to them being stung by American property prices and having lower
than forecast profits.





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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:13 AM   #17
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ANZ world HQ Melbourne old:

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(to the left)
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And new (completion 2009):



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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:15 AM   #18
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Key Tower of Cleveland, the tallest skyscraper in Ohio at 950 feet:





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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:04 AM   #19
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Some Toronto's Big Five banks / Financial Institutions:

BMO Bank of Montreal Headquarters


Td Canada Trust



Royal Bank of Canada (Largest Bank)

The glass on the building is coated with 24 Karat gold at a cost of $70 per glass and there is about 14,000 windows, do the math. It is also used as an insulator

Scotia Bank


CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)


Manulife Financial (4th largest Insurance Company in the World)


Financial District
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 07:54 AM   #20
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Same with Toronto - we have a financial skyline!
So true. The biggest non-financial services towers are puny in comparison to the bank towers. We wouldn't have much of a skyline without our banks.

Ale26: Manulife isn't a bank, it is an insurance company. Regardless, the photo you posted isn't Manulife's headquarter building. It is a residential tower with their corporate name on the side of it. Manulife HQ is down the street, but also operates offices scattered all over the city.

The photo above is telling. Almost every tower in that central cluster is home to a financial services company. The ones that aren't bank towers, are insurance company towers, brokerages, trust companies, or wealth management firms. We have no auto, chemicals, food & beverage, media, oil & gas, utility, drug, aerospace, defence, or resource company scrapers. Just towers from one industry: financial services. We'd have a monster skyline if we had large firms from the other industries based here.
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