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14 amazing corporate headquarters in the world

Last updated on: April 11, 2013 10:15 IST

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Emporis, a database of construction projects, has just released a list of the most impressive company buildings around the world, selected by a panel of experts, according to Business Insider.

Let's take a look at 14 spectacular corporate headquarters around the world.

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Image: A view of downtown area in Los Angeles.
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The Bow

Headquarters of: EnCana Corporation and Cenovus Energy

City: Calgary, Alberta

Country: Canada

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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Image: View of the Bow Tower from 7th Avenue S in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Photographs: Source, Greenwood714/Wikipedia Commons

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BMW Headquarters

Headquarters of: BMW

City: Munich

Country: Germany

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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Image: BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany. The towers and museum are visible in the back.
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BMW Welt

Headquarters of: BMW

City: Munich

Country: Germany

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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Image: BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.
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Lloyd's

Headquarters of: Lloyd's

City: London

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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Image: Lloyd's headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
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Hearst Tower

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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Image: Hearst Tower in Manhattan, New York City, as seen from 56th Street.
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Gazprom Headquarters

Headquarters of: Gazprom

City: Moscow

Country: Russia

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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Image: Gazprom headquarters in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Source, Andrey Ivanov/Wikipedia Commons

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CMA CGM Headquarters

Headquarters of: CMA CGM

City: Marseille

Country: France

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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Image: CMA CGM headquarters in Marseille, France.
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Aldar Headquarters

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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Image: Aldar Headquarters in Al Raha Beach, United Arab Emirates.
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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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Image: Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Source, WiNG/Wikipedia Commons

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Jongno Tower

Headquarters of: Samsung Securities

City: Seoul

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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Image: Jongno Tower in Seoul, South Korea.
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ING House

Headquarters of: ING Group

City: Amsterdam

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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Image: ING House in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Renaissance Center

Headquarters of: General Motors

City: Detroit

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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Image: Renaissance Center in Detroit, United States.
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Torre Mare Nostrum

Headquarters of: Gas Natural Company

City: Barcelona

Country: Spain

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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Image: Gas Natural company's headquarters, Torre Mare Nostrum in Barcelona, Spain.
Photographs: Source, Puigalder/Wikipedia Commons

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Petronas Twin Towers

Headquarters of: Petronas

City: Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

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.


Image: Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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