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Old April 4th, 2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Views from NTUC Centre! (1 Marina Boulevard)

ok not spectacular views but still a fresh glimpse into this new addition to our skyline.

Only the first 12 floors were ready (the lift was programmed to serve only these) and I managed to get into the sky-garden on the 9th floor. Here are the pics.







The skygarden


The views out the other side





I will post pics of the interior next
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Old April 5th, 2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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The last one is the best.
It seems that there are a lot fo views from high rises.
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Old April 5th, 2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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Hahaa...I guessed you managed to get in there. Just last wenesday, I was thinking of walking into the building too!

Anyway, wats still being built at the upper floors? Also, did you notice the "NTUC Centre" sign is no longer there?
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Old April 5th, 2004, 07:25 AM   #4
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Anyway, wats still being built at the upper floors? Also, did you notice the "NTUC Centre" sign is no longer there?
Upper floors seem more or less complete? They are like testing aircon etc. And I just saw the 'NTUC Centre' name lighted up at night
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Old April 5th, 2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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wow i like the view of the row of skyscrapers towards the left...
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Old April 6th, 2004, 03:09 AM   #6
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Skylobby pics (8 and 9th floor)





The external lifts




Floor plan
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Old April 6th, 2004, 03:22 AM   #7
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Those are nice rare shots! And The slate mosaics are very eye catching!
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Old April 6th, 2004, 10:26 AM   #8
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i like that building and its interior.

Man, i hope i can still go there when i come in June, and i hope they wouldn't care that i'm gweilo :P
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Old April 6th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #9
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i like that building and its interior.

Man, i hope i can still go there when i come in June, and i hope they wouldn't care that i'm gweilo :P
They would probably be more forgiving by assuming you are just a blur tourist!
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Is there more to the skygarden that that? Doesn't look very "appetizing".
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Old April 6th, 2004, 02:04 PM   #11
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Wow! Great shots!! Thanks!
I'm beginning to like this building!
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Old April 6th, 2004, 04:19 PM   #12
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Is there more to the skygarden that that? Doesn't look very "appetizing".
It didnt look as lush as could be. But this could be because not all the plants have been fitted/grown. It also needs a mini fountain IMO.

I will post another clearer pic of it. I bet it will become a smoker's corner.
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Old April 7th, 2004, 01:34 PM   #13
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The building's main entrance faces Ocean Building?
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yup and theyre installing the name of the building outside in blocks of letters, quite nice but the base looks too dirty for a nice pic
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Old April 7th, 2004, 04:17 PM   #15
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Talking about the name...(as I mentioned earlier)...I tot they used to have "NTUC CENTRE" in red above the clear elevators? I dont see them now?
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Hmmm..I didnt look at that side, but the name is displayed vertically from the main entrance.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #17
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according to kenzo tange's website, ntuc centre is 153m?
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Old April 16th, 2004, 07:13 AM   #18
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Thats so cool!

I didnt know Kenzo Tange was involved in this project?

I believe thats the first source we've ever seen of the building's height
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Old April 16th, 2004, 12:42 PM   #19
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Erm....wait wait.....that design dosent look like the final design.....it looks more like a proposal that never got built.

And it says "MAX" height, which would mean its the masimum permissable height of the tower rather then the actual height!

But at least now we know the maximum permissable height!
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Old April 16th, 2004, 06:00 PM   #20
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there was another proposal... for 'overseas union house' on the same site on kenzo tange's website... it was 202m i think... kenzo tange's website also have proposal for golden shoe carpark and another one, where they would both be developed into ugly twin 280m towers! i wouldnt mind two more 280m towers but they were just... ugly!

umm... also got... proposal (dont know if chosen) for cathay building redevelopment... look quite nice... the south east asia / china section should really be renamed 'singapore / rest of asia' section... like half or more of the projects are in singapore!
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