Arquitectonica designed a major expansion and renovation of the BM Tower in Shanghai. The existing office building that had lain empty since its construction was completed. Arquitectonica was commissioned to do a complete remodeling of the façade of the building and to maximize gross floor area. To this end, 8 floors were added to top of the tower, bringing the building to a total of 37 floors and 430 ft (130m) in height. Arquitectonica’s design also enlarged the typical floor plate by cantilevering beyond the existing perimeter beams. Half the existing podium was removed to create a public plaza at the entrance to the building.