Notes on the Geography of China: Shanghai:The Bund: Photo 19
Portico plaque. The architect, George Wilson, asked for an extra $1 million "to enhance the building." He was told to "spare no expense but dominate the Bund." (F. King, The History of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1988, vol. 2, p. 132.) Wilson also designed the Union Assurance Company and Sassoon House, now the Peace Hotel.
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