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The Building

The elegant post-renaissance building, No.3 The Bund, was built in 1916 by the Union Assurance Company and is the first building in China to utilize a structural steel frame. Located on the corner of the Bund and Guangdong Road, its 7 floors cover a gross floor space of almost 13,000 square meters and has magnificent extended ceiling heights of over 5 meters. No.3 The Bund is regarded as one of Shanghai's most outstanding architectural landmarks. Other illustrious occupants were East Asiatic and the Mercantile Bank of India.