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Old April 20th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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[COMPLETED] 1 Raffles Quay (245 + 140m / 50 + 28 floors)

This shall be the "official" thread of all things concerning the One Raffles Quay project, a bi-tower development under construction in Singapore. This development sits on the first site to be publicly sold in the new downtown, the first being allocated by the government for the building of One Marina Boulevard (formerly NTUC Centre).

The taller block, north tower, will reach 245 metres with 50 storeys, and be the fifth tallest in Singapore when it is completed by 2005. The second block, south tower, will be 140 metres tall with 28 storeys.

The developer is a joint venture between Hong Kong based Cheong Kong Holdings & HongKong Land and local developer Keppel Land.

The following are renderings of the project:

Early rendering by Meinhardt Private Ltd:


Latest rendering by Meinhardt Private Ltd:


By Keppel Land Ltd:


Currently, sub-structure work has just been completed by Bachy Soletanche Singapore. The following text is stated in their site:

"The site is being built on a geologically challanging area with at one end of the site a 40m layer of very soft Marine Clay overlaying hard S3 Bouldery Clay and the other only 15m of soft material before reaching the very hard bouldery clay. The foundations and basement is further complicated by having a underground railway running right across it, indeed the North Tower foundations stradle the tunnels.

Bachy Soletanche set to the task in September 2002 and are due to complete by the end of February 2003. Due to the nature of the ground, hard S3 bouldery clay, BSS called in several of our specialist operators from Hong Kong who are very experienced to heavy chiselling in similar ground conditions."

The following construction photos are also provided by Bachy Soletanche:



September 2002:


Three rigs working looking North


Looking South, Econ's pile test in foreground

November 2002:


General site view (One Marina Boulevard can be seen being built in the background)


Working on the MRT screen wall (One Marina Boulevard to the left)

The latest pictures of the construction status as of last month can be seen here at skycrapers.com, with some shots taken by me.

I will be uploading subsequent construction pictures for this month onwards in this thread. Stay tuned!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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Singapore - 1 Raffles Quay, 245m

This shall be the "official" thread of all things concerning the One Raffles Quay project, a bi-tower development under construction in Singapore. This development sits on the first site to be publicly sold in the new downtown, the first being allocated by the government for the building of One Marina Boulevard (formerly NTUC Centre).

The taller block, north tower, will reach 245 metres with 50 storeys, and be the fifth tallest in Singapore when it is completed by 2005. The second block, south tower, will be 140 metres tall with 28 storeys.

The developer is a joint venture between Hong Kong based Cheong Kong Holdings & HongKong Land and local developer Keppel Land.

The following are renderings of the project:

Early rendering by Meinhardt Private Ltd:


Latest rendering by Meinhardt Private Ltd:


By Keppel Land Ltd:


Currently, sub-structure work has just been completed by Bachy Soletanche Singapore. The following text is stated in their site:

"The site is being built on a geologically challanging area with at one end of the site a 40m layer of very soft Marine Clay overlaying hard S3 Bouldery Clay and the other only 15m of soft material before reaching the very hard bouldery clay. The foundations and basement is further complicated by having a underground railway running right across it, indeed the North Tower foundations stradle the tunnels.

Bachy Soletanche set to the task in September 2002 and are due to complete by the end of February 2003. Due to the nature of the ground, hard S3 bouldery clay, BSS called in several of our specialist operators from Hong Kong who are very experienced to heavy chiselling in similar ground conditions."

The following construction photos are also provided by Bachy Soletanche:



September 2002:


Three rigs working looking North


Looking South, Econ's pile test in foreground

November 2002:


General site view (One Marina Boulevard can be seen being built in the background)


Working on the MRT screen wall (One Marina Boulevard to the left)

The latest pictures of the construction status as of last month can be seen here at skycrapers.com, with some shots taken by me.

I will be uploading subsequent construction pictures for this month onwards in this thread. Stay tuned!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 04:57 PM   #3
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Wow, this looks pretty cool! In the 2nd rendering it looks much better then in the 1st one.

Unbelieveble the smaller tower of the 2 is only 12 meters shorter then te tallest in Rotterdam now!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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Wow, this looks pretty cool! In the 2nd rendering it looks much better then in the 1st one.

Unbelieveble the smaller tower of the 2 is only 12 meters shorter then te tallest in Rotterdam now!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 06:53 PM   #5
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eek.. all the renderings are so different... i like the early rendering the most... kinda similar to the way tour montparnasse looked in simcity 3000.. it seems the renderings get uglier and uglier.... hope it'll turn out to be like the first rendering...
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eek.. all the renderings are so different... i like the early rendering the most... kinda similar to the way tour montparnasse looked in simcity 3000.. it seems the renderings get uglier and uglier.... hope it'll turn out to be like the first rendering...
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Old April 20th, 2003, 07:28 PM   #7
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Nice pics huaiwei!!

This is the most exciting development for our skyline in the new millennium... Especially exciting for the New Downtown too I can't wait to see how the skyline will turn out with the inclusion of 1 Raffles Quay in 2005!

BTW, I think the second rendering is best... I just don't like the brownish glass!!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 07:28 PM   #8
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Nice pics huaiwei!!

This is the most exciting development for our skyline in the new millennium... Especially exciting for the New Downtown too I can't wait to see how the skyline will turn out with the inclusion of 1 Raffles Quay in 2005!

BTW, I think the second rendering is best... I just don't like the brownish glass!!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 09:28 PM   #9
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Cool! Rare glimpses of the construction site which is hidden from view for pedestrians. The site itself is huge!
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Cool! Rare glimpses of the construction site which is hidden from view for pedestrians. The site itself is huge!
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Old April 20th, 2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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hmm...I tried to amend the title but I realised I cant...can a mod change it for me to "One Raffles Quay - tallest u/c in Singapore"? Thank in advance.
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Old April 21st, 2003, 01:02 AM   #12
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Looks good.

For some reason I've always been enamored with Singapore. Really like the city, even though I've never been closer than about 10,000 miles from it.
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Looks good.

For some reason I've always been enamored with Singapore. Really like the city, even though I've never been closer than about 10,000 miles from it.
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Old April 24th, 2003, 01:59 AM   #14
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Looks good! Doesn't it remind you of WTC 7 though?
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Looks good! Doesn't it remind you of WTC 7 though?
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Well, for me it's the other way around, WTC 7 reminds me of One Raffles Quay. The NYC tower was designed two years after this one in Singapore.
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Well, for me it's the other way around, WTC 7 reminds me of One Raffles Quay. The NYC tower was designed two years after this one in Singapore.
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Interesting trivia:

The building site was originally put up for sale on public tender just before the financial crisis of 1997. The maximum allowable height was 280 metres (919 feet), which would have seen the building of the fourth building here to reach the country's maximum allowable height. Unfortunately the crisis set in, and caused the sale to be withdrawn without a bid.

A few years later, the site was put up for sale again with a maximum allowable height of 245 metres (804 feet). This time the sale was successful, and gave rise to this project under construction now.

The present project was originally conceived to be a twin-tower development with two 245 metre towers. The south tower was, however, scaled down later, apparently due to economic factors again.
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