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Old November 9th, 2004, 01:31 PM   #21
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That's the New Supreme Court designed by Sir Norman Foster.

If you pop over to the ''Singapore's MRT & LRT'' thread in the ''Subways & Urban Transport'' section, you will find another one of Sir Norman Foster's ''UFOs'' on top of the ''CG1 Expo Station'' on the subway network.
Should I say again that I absolutely HATE that ufo???

Well thank God for this facelift so nearby thou, or else I would think our civic district has just been captured by alien forces and will become a no-go area for me.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #22
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Wei, you said that countless times already!
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Old November 9th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #23
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Wei, you said that countless times already!
and I will keep saying it until I get used to it, or learn to appreciate it, or when it decides to take off and leave us in peace for good?
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Old January 4th, 2005, 01:04 PM   #24
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Old January 4th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #25
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Nice reconstruction, far better than the original version.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #26
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to tell u the truth, this is the best reconstruction of a skyscraper i've ever seen. it finally gave that building a better sign of life. the original design sure makes the building looks so dead...but not anymore with the glass.

personally, i don't support the reconstruction of a building just because its design is outta fashion unless it looks so dull it ruins its surroundings. and this building was definitely one of them.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #27
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Old January 17th, 2005, 11:07 AM   #28
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Brilliant job of transforming a derelict 70s office tower into a spanking "new" one... Amazing!

In PJ, one good example is the MCIS Zurich Insurance... This one is also another 70s fugly that was completely made-over in 2000 and now comes with roman pillars and blue glass... I'll try to get some pix of the then and now view of this building...
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Old January 17th, 2005, 11:49 AM   #29
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hmmm, I prefer the previous facade...
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Old January 17th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #30
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i sure think they did a great job.. the rendering looks so much like the final
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Old January 17th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #31
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The old tower was hideous...it's like an ugly duckling turning into a swan.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:29 PM   #32
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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #33
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Amazing!!! I love the redesign!!!
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Old January 26th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #34
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really great redesign!!!! and great pics as well!! i loved that round shaped tower...
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Old January 26th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #35
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The round-shaped tower is Swissotel Stamford. It used to be Asia's tallest hotel when it was finished in 1986, at 226m ;-)
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Old January 26th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #36
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The round-shaped tower is Swissotel Stamford. It used to be Asia's tallest hotel when it was finished in 1986, at 226m ;-)
the world's tallest
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Old January 26th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #37
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Asia's tallest tower then ?
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Old January 26th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #38
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If i'm not mistaken, the Swissotel (ex-Westin) Stamford was the world's tallest hotel until it was overtaken by Jin Mao Center (not all hotel) and Burj Al Arab (world's 2nd tallest all-hotel building)... Of course, the current no. 1 is that rotten pointy-head in Pyongyang...

I stayed in the hotel when it was still a Westin (55th floor, if i'm not mistaken) and the views from that balcony were superb! Until today, that remains the highest ever balcony i have stayed in...
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Old February 4th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #39
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Old February 5th, 2005, 02:10 AM   #40
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The round-shaped tower is Swissotel Stamford. It used to be Asia's tallest hotel when it was finished in 1986, at 226m ;-)
oh thanx for that!
i like that tower even when it's almost 20 years!
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