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Old September 12th, 2004, 06:10 AM   #1
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The tallest Telecoms Exchange in the world!

City Telecoms Centre - Singapore



The project comprises 200m tall high-tech telephone exchange housing the nerve centre of Singapore's telecommunication - known to be the tallest Telecommunication Exchange in the world.
The building with a high aspect ratio depends entirely, for its stability and lateral forces, on the 4 secular service cores - one at each corner and a lift core at each end. The reinforced concrete structure had up to 200 thick cruciform steel section inserted in each column to match the architectural limitations on column size and to maximize usable floor space.

Highly sophisticated MEP services, especially the fire protection system, were incorporated to meet the telecom requirements for sensitive equipment areas.

Meinhardt provided integrated Structural and MEP engineering services.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 08:59 AM   #2
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Never really liked it - looks ugly and too metallic and inhospitable -_-
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Old September 12th, 2004, 10:02 AM   #3
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The building is listed as being 177 m tall at emporis.com. I saw this tower when I was in Singapore, but I didn't take a picture of it. It's by the same architect as the OUB Centre and UOB Plaza.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Quite "normal" I say.....not very outstanding......
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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Many people think it is an office building.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 02:22 PM   #6
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oh... it's got no offices in it?? whats in the building?? nothing but telecom equipment?!
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Old September 12th, 2004, 04:18 PM   #7
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Definitely it has offices in it - my friend worked there part time before!
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Old September 12th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #8
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The building is listed as being 177 m tall at emporis.com. I saw this tower when I was in Singapore, but I didn't take a picture of it. It's by the same architect as the OUB Centre and UOB Plaza.
Yeah, but I am kinda wondering which source is correct.....the original 177m in emporis, or the 200m claimed by the engineering company behind it!

Anyway, I cant say I hate it. In fact, I like how it contrasts so niely with the OCBC.....I even think OCBC will look more horrendous without this complete opposite rite beside it!
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Old September 13th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #9
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did not realise it was not an office block by looking at it
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Old September 13th, 2004, 06:09 AM   #10
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I am pretty sure there are still some offices in it, although the facade makes me wonder....

where are the windows??
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Old September 13th, 2004, 08:20 AM   #11
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Looks okay to me. In fact, i think it's quite nice. Then again, i like almost anything so... haha...

It'd be really weird if the whole thing had no offices right? I mean, it is kind'a big....
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Old September 13th, 2004, 09:04 AM   #12
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There are windows.But they're very small, and most are blocked behind by something that looks like metal plates?


See?

Anyway, being not an office building, neither is it a residential tower, I don't think it needs big windows.

I still wonder what on earth it is.I've heard it is something like a giant warehouse, for storage of telecoms equipment.Now I hear it is a telecoms exchange.
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well i like it! its footprint is actually quite small
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According my data records, reliable source from Mar500, the height is to 177m (rooftop) and 200m to telecom structure on top and is about 1m shorter than the nearby OCBC Centre. Anyone have a pic to show the height level?
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Old September 13th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #15
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Both buildings are so alike.

Anyone know what is it used for actually?
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Old September 13th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #16
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According my data records, reliable source from Mar500, the height is to 177m (rooftop) and 200m to telecom structure on top and is about 1m shorter than the nearby OCBC Centre. Anyone have a pic to show the height level?
Telecoms structure? How come I have never been able to see what is on top of the building!
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seems to be flat top in all images ?
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Old September 13th, 2004, 02:18 PM   #18
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Yeah....unless its that tiny thing up there?:



It dosent look like the total height will reach 200m thou?
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only a small feature not enough to make the heigh diff mentioned 23m meters ( is it )
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