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The Lippo Centre (traditional Chinese: 力寶中心; simplified Chinese: 力宝中心; Mandarin Pinyin: lìbǎo zhōngxīn; Jyutping: lik6 bou2 zung1 sam1) is a pair of twin office towers in Hong Kong, previously known as the Bond Center (traditional Chinese: 奔達中心; simplified Chinese: 奔达中心; Jyutping: ban1 daat6 zung1 sam1). The buildings are located at 89 Queensway, in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island. They were taken over by the Lippo Group after the collapse of the Bond Corporation. The height of the taller tower is 186m.
The buildings, completed in 1988, were dubbed "The Koala Tree" because they resemble koalas clutching a tree. The buildings were designed by American architect Paul Rudolph, who strove to relieve the traditional severity of skyscraper walls by designing clusters of obtruding windows.
Hong Kong artist Gerard D'Henderson, who designed the walls in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental Hotel, enriched the lobby with dramatic bas-relief murals.
Lippo Centre is featured in the Golden City track in Burnout 3.