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Shanghai Customs House
The Customs House is an eight storey building on the Bund, Shanghai. Built in 1927, the building remains a customs house today. Together with the neighbouring HSBC Building, the Customs House is seen as one of the symbols of the Bund and Shanghai.
The most famous feature of the Customs House is the clock tower and clock. The clock tower offers views over the entire Bund and Shanghai city centre. It has four faces, each made up of more than 100 pieces of glass, between 0.3 and 1 metre in size. The diameter of each face is 5.3 metres, with 72 automatic lamps.[1] The clock and bell mechanisms are built according to the design of Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster. The bells were cast by John Taylor Bellfounders and the clock mechanism was built by JB Joyce & Co in England before they were shipped to Shanghai in 1927. It remains to be the largest clock in Asia. During the Cultural Revolution, the clock music was changed to The East is Red. The traditional tune (the Westminster Quarters) was restored in the 1980s. In 2003, however, the municipal Communist Party branch ordered the music to be changed once again to The East is Red.

Bank of China Building
The Bank of China Building is a tower located at No. 23 on the Bund, in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Previously the headquarters of the Bank of China, it now houses the Shanghai Branch of the Bank of China.

It was built on the site of the old German Club (c. 1907). It housed the headquarters of the Bank of China. The stunted appearance of the building is attributed to Victor Sassoon's insistence that no other building on the Bund could rise higher than his.

he Bank of China Tower occupies a gross floor area of 50,000 m2, consisting of two buildings. The east building is the main one. It is 15 floors facing the Bund. The ground floor has a higher ceiling, plus two floors underground, making a total of 17 floors. The west building is the annex in four floors. The overall outlook carries a traditional Chinese style, clad in smooth Jinshan stones. Its top is a pyramid with a square base. Parts of the brackets are decorated with stone door arches. A cut-out of the Chinese character for "longevity" can be spotted on both sides of each floor, imparting a calm and peaceful air to the grand construction. Traditional decorations are also adopted for the flower patterns and panes on the railing.

North China Daily News Building
North China Daily News Building is a historical Neo-Renaissance-style office building on the Bund in Shanghai, China. It is located at Number 17, East Zhongshan No.1 Road, and currently houses the offices of the American International Assurance (AIA) and is thus often called the AIA Building. At the time of its opening in 1924, it was the tallest building in Shanghai.

The North China Daily News Building is a reinforced concrete structure with granite outer walls with both Neoclassical and Renaissance stylings. The building contains 9043 m2 and lies on a 1043-m2 plot of land.

Russo-Chinese Bank Building
The St. Petersburg Russo-Asiatic Bank. Renamed Central Building in 1928. It was designed by German architects Becker & Baedecker and built between 1901-1905 of brick and concrete composite structure. It is the earliest building equipped with tile facing, lifts, and sanitary facilities in Shanghai.

Pudong Development Bank Building
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd (SPDB), incorporated on January 9, 1993 with the approval of the People's Bank of ChinaPeople's Bank of China
The People's Bank of China is the central bank of the People's Republic of China with the power to control monetary policy and regulate financial institutions in mainland China...

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank issued a 400 million A-share offer on September 23, 1993 on the Shanghai Stock ExchangeShanghai Stock Exchange
The Shanghai Stock Exchange, is a stock exchange that is based in the city of Shanghai, China. It is one of the two stock exchanges operating independently in the People's Republic of China, the other is the Shenzhen Stock Exchange...
. It became the first shareholding commercial bank to list with both Central Bank and China Securities Regulatory CommissionChina Securities Regulatory Commission
The China Securities Regulatory Commission is an institution of the State Council of the People's Republic of China , with ministry-level rank...
's approval since the enactment of "Commercial Bank Law" and "Securities Law". Thus, the registered capital reached RMBRenminbi
The Renminbi is the official currency of the People's Republic of China . Renminbi is legal tender in mainland China, but not in Hong Kong or Macau. It is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of the PRC ...2.41 billion. 320 million shares of the issue were listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on November 10, 1999 (stock code 600000).