The Minsheng Bank Building, better known as Wuhan International Securities Building or China People’s Bank Building, is a famous skyscraper located in the Jianghan District of Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China. Up to date it remains the tallest one of the 13 skyscrapers owned by Wuhan.
Built over a seven year period, during 2001 and 2007, the structure is currently the 27th-tallest in the entire world, the 11th-tallest in P.R.China and the tallest building in Wuhan city. Its design is based on an modernist architectural style, with its main usage being represented by the commercial office space solutions. The Minsheng Bank Building has a height of approximately 332 metres to the tip of its spire (the roof is situated at a hight of 290 metres and the top floor at about 238 metres). Other important technical details include a floor count of 68, a total floor area of up to 1,600,000 m2 and three basement floors (underground). The materials mostly used in the construction process were glass, steel and concrete.
At a high of 332 metres, it would be the tallest office building in Europe (with the exception of Russia) if it would have been located there. The structure displayes a modern glass facade, yet there have been some negative opinions over the fact that it is lacking good proportions. The structure’s mixed use includes the presence of many important modern facilities such as conference offices, luxurious hotels, a huge parking garage with more than 1000 parking spaces and several restaurants. Long term rental is still available at the Wuhan International Securities Building, which also remains a major local tourist attraction.