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View Poll Results: Westin Stamford Hotel, Singapore
10 13 6.50%
9.5 6 3.00%
9 13 6.50%
8.5 20 10.00%
8 49 24.50%
7.5 30 15.00%
7 28 14.00%
6.5 9 4.50%
6 13 6.50%
5.5 3 1.50%
5 6 3.00%
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4 3 1.50%
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Old October 3rd, 2002, 10:21 PM   #1
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#236 l Swisshotel the Stamford l SINGAPORE l 226m l 73fl

Swisshotel the Stamford
Singapore, Singapore


HEIGHT: 226m/741 feet
FLOORS: 73 floors
COMPLETION: 1986
ARCHITECT: IM Pei & Partners

Raffles City was undertaken in a climate of nation building shortly after Singapore's independence. Upon completion in 1986, the 370,000 m2 project was the largest private commercial development in Southeast Asia with the tallest building in the Far East, the world's tallest hotel, and the largest continuous concrete pour ever attempted.

The complex includes a 39-story office tower, a 1,200-room, 72-story tourist hotel and a more exclusive hotel with 800 guest rooms in two angled 27-story towers. All components are interconnected and rise from a seven-story podium housing shops, health/sports and convention facilities. A central atrium provides the building with its own climate controlled town square; in both density and activity, Raffles is itself a mixed-used city.

An innovative aluminum curtain wall unifies the exterior. The mass of the building is shifted away from the historic Raffles Hotel and toward the grassy Padang. Like a piece of monumental sculpture, the tall cam-shaped tower mysteriously changes profile, appearing curved or orthogonal from different perspectives. No attempt was made to integrate with existing low-rise neighbors of uncertain urban renewal fate. The project was designed to look ahead, not back, and relies on contrast to express its role as a centerpiece of Singapore's redeveloped future.
















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Old October 3rd, 2002, 10:44 PM   #2
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very cool looking. GO SINGAPORE (scrapers)...8/10
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Old October 3rd, 2002, 11:24 PM   #3
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nice repetitive balconies .. 8.5/10
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Old October 4th, 2002, 12:46 AM   #4
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It is so plain, but I have always liked it. I like how it looks totally round in one elevation, and totally square in the opposite elevation.


7.5/10
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Old October 4th, 2002, 01:00 AM   #5
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I like it except from very close up, because I don't like concrete buildings.

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Old October 4th, 2002, 01:47 AM   #6
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Wow, I always thought this building was just a regular cylinder. I like it much better on the angle where you can see the flat side too. 7.5/10
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Old October 4th, 2002, 04:58 AM   #7
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Nice building! It's good that you can see it's full height.

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Old October 4th, 2002, 06:51 PM   #8
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8/10

Nice and simple. I actually stayed in it once just for the view..stayed at the 54th floor. Standing on the balcony at that height is quite nerve wrecking!

There is a French restaurant at the top.
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Old October 5th, 2002, 06:07 PM   #9
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I don't think it is aging well. 6/10
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Old October 6th, 2002, 01:03 AM   #10
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Good shape, bad clading

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Old October 6th, 2002, 06:41 AM   #11
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Old October 7th, 2002, 07:04 AM   #12
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8/10. Reminds me of Westin Peachtree, Atlanta at a certain angle, but without the shininess.
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Old November 25th, 2002, 03:26 PM   #13
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 11:00 AM   #14
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is that the tallest hotel in Singapore
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 11:20 AM   #15
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im a sucker for boxes, not circles
but i still like this one.. its OK 7.5
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Old December 3rd, 2002, 11:59 AM   #16
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I like this skyscraper...9/10

My hotel when i stayed in Singapore last year was very near this hotel.
i went inside the mall at the base of this hotel, and there is this huge glass ceiling in which you can see this building and another building right from below, it's a very nice view
And that mall was very nice too, it is highend
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Old December 4th, 2002, 06:03 PM   #17
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That is the tallest Westin hotel! It is verrrrry cool. 7/10

The best Westin hotel IMO, is the 2nd tallest Westin, the Westin Peachtree.
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Old December 5th, 2002, 09:10 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by RafflesCity
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There is a French restaurant at the top.
I thought the French Restaurant is gone? Now it's an Asian Fusion Restaurant.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 09:10 AM   #19
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Quite elegant - 8/10
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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:23 PM   #20
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the new restaurant is called equinox.. i think its got a bar in it too... if i remember correctly, it has different sections themed according to the four seasons...
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