Anyone who has visited Hong Kong will immediately recognize Pei's iconic addition to the HK skyline. Standing tall at 1,033 feet high with two masts reaching 1,205 feet high, it was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, and the first building outside the United States to break the 1,000 feet mark. The design of the building is said to resemble growing bamboo shoots which symbolize livelihood and prosperity.  Photo 8 of 12 in 10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love