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Headquarters of: BMW
BMW Headquarters is a Munich landmark, which has been serving as world headquarters for the Bavarian automaker BMW for almost 40 years. It was declared a protected historic building in 1999.
Extensive refurbishments commenced in 2004 and were completed in 2006.
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Headquarters of: BMW
Country: Germany (Europe)
BMW Welt, is a multi-functional customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW, located in Munich, Germany.
In direct proximity to the BMW Headquarters and the Olympiapark, it is designed to present the current products of BMW, be a distribution center for BMW cars, and offer an event forum and a conference centre.
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Headquarters of: EnCana Corporation and Cenovus Energy
City: Calgary, Alberta
The Bow is a 158,000-square-metre (1.7 million sq ft) office building for the headquarters of EnCana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
The building is currently the tallest office tower in Calgary, and tallest in Canada outside Toronto. It was completed in 2012 and was ranked among the top 10 architectural projects of 2012 according to Azure magazine.
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Headquarters of: Lloyd’s
Country: The United Kingdom
The Lloyd’s building (sometimes referred to as the Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd’s of London, and is located at 1, Lime Street, in the City of London, England.
It is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which the services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are located on the exterior to maximise space in the interior.
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Headquarters of: Hearst Corporation
City: New York City
Country: The United States
The Hearst Tower is a building located at 300 West 57th Street, 959 8th Avenue, near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
It is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corporation, bringing together for the first time their numerous publications and communications companies under one roof, including, among others, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen.
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Headquarters of: Gazprom
Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. Gazprom was created in 1989 when the Ministry of Gas Industry of the Soviet Union transformed itself into a corporation, keeping all its assets intact.
The company was later privatised in part, but currently the Russian government holds most of the control in its hands.
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CMA CGM Headquarters
Headquarters of: CMA CGM
The CMA CGM Tower is a 147 metres tall skyscraper in Euromediterranee, the central business district of Marseille, France. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it is the headquarters for CMA CGM, a major shipping firm, hosting 2,200 employees previously spread over seven sites.
Built by Vinci subsidiary GTM Construction, the building has 20 lifts to service its 33 floors and was completed in September 2011.
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Headquarters of: Aldar Properties
City: Abu Dhabi
Country: The United Arab Emirates
Aldar Headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. The distinctive building was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by The Building Exchange Conference held in Spain.
The shape of this building is achieved through the use of structural diagrid and a diagonal grid of steel.
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Bank of China Tower
Headquarters of: Bank of China
City: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
The Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong.
It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.
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Headquarters of: Samsung Securities
Country: South Korea
Jongno Tower is a 33-storey office building. Its top floor is equipped with a restaurant and bar which is famous for its view of Jongno and other areas of Seoul.
The tower is located near Jonggak Station of Seoul Subway Line 1.
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Headquarters of: ING Group
Country: The Netherlands
ING House is the headquarters of ING Group at the business district Zuidas of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is nicknamed the shoe or the dustbuster.
The building is constructed like a table on 16 angled steel legs. These are independent of each other, resting on pins in large concrete blocks in the ground, a technique also found in bridge construction.
On this platform the floors are built. The belly of the building on the second floor is actually at the height of the highway, as the ground is lower than the highway. From the third floor one has a view of the highway.
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Headquarters of: General Motors
Country: The United States
The Renaissance Center is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, United States. Located on the International Riverfront, the Renaissance Center complex is owned by General Motors as its world headquarters.
The central tower, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, is the tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and features the largest rooftop restaurant, Coach Insignia. It has been the tallest building in Michigan since it was erected in 1977.
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Torre Mare Nostrum
Headquarters of: Gas Natural Company
Edifici Gas Natural also known as Torre Mare Nostrum is a skyscraper in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Completed in 2005, has 20 floors and rises 86 metres.
It has an innovative and distinctive look because at the bottom are two protruding blocks used as part of the building. This is headquarters of Gas Natural Company.
Lies close to the two other skyscrapers: Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre. It is one of examples of high-tech architecture in the city.
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Petronas Twin Towers
Headquarters of: Petronas
City: Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the CTBUH’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101.
The buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
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