The building in the middle-left of the picture is The Bank of China Tower, one of the most well known landmarks of Hong Kong. The Tower was designed by the world renowned Chinese-American architect IM Pei (Ieoh Ming Pei). It was designed like bamboo, a symbol of strength and growth for Bank of China.
According to Feng Shui, the sharp edges of the triangular prisms of the Tower are bad feng shui to the surrounding buildings, such as the former Government House and Legislative Council Building.
The building in the middle of the picture is the HSBC Building, one of the landmarks of Hong Kong.
The HSBC, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, was first opened in Hong Kong in 1865 and has become one of the biggest financial institutions in the world.
The lions statues on the ground floor (pictured on the left and right) are the symbols of HSBC in Hong Kong, and these lions are printed on the HKD$100 bank notes issued by HSBC.
The building housed the former Supreme Court from 1912 to 1983 and the Legislative Council from 1985 to 2011. It has been the Court of Final Appeal Building since 2015.
The building on the right is the Prince's Building, one of the top-end shopping centres of Hong Kong. There are shops such as Hugo Boss, Bally, Chanel, Cartier, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Piaget. Besides, the Alexander House which connects the Prince's Building and The Landmark (another top-end shopping centre) has Armani, Bvlgari and Valentino.
Bank of China Tower (BOC)
In comparison to the Bank of China Tower, the building to the right of the Tower is less impressive. However, it is actually the headquarters of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, chaired by one of the most richest men in Hong Kong and the world, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing, also known as the "Superman" of Hong Kong. Some said that according to feng shui, the rectangular shape of the Centre is to avoid the sharp edges of the BOC Tower.