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Old April 28th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #61
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You must be refering to those concrete blocks, they are removed once the load test has been completed so that real construction can start.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #62
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icic. I always had the impression they were "melted" and then used for construction!
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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #63
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The [email protected] Bay built to withstand earthquakes
By Chua Chin Chye, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : City Developments' The [email protected] Bay project will have one of Asia's tallest buildings, but the residential project could also be one of the safest: it is built to withstand even earthquakes.

The [email protected] Bay will have two towers, with the taller one standing at 245 metres.

Engineering design consultants involved in the project claim this is Singapore's only residential project designed to withstand earthquakes.

But why spend so much money on doing that, when Singapore is not even in an earthquake zone?

Said Alfred Yee, president of Applied Technology Corporation, "When you have anything that high, you don't want to think that an unpredictable first-time event will cause a catastrophe -- all the lives, all the damage that goes with it. But I want to be sure that if it did happen, we at least are prepared for it."

S Nasim, managing director of Meinhardt Singapore, said, "All the safety measures are state-of-the-art, and currently available technology has been built into this building. The whole idea was really, trying to secure the peace of mind for the purchasers."

The idea to invest in the additional safety features came from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US.

Experts drew lessons from the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, where poorly protected lift shafts and stair shafts gave way, resulting in tragedy.

Mr Yee said, "In the project here at the Sail, we have got reinforced concrete walls for all the lifts, all the stair shafts. It will take a lot of explosive power to break through those. It is unlikely to have any damage, even in an explosion. So people can get down without worry that they have their passage way blocked."

But observers say with proper planning, those extra features won't come at a significantly higher cost to buyers.

Channel NewsAsia understands that no other developer is currently considering such features for their developments. - CNA /ct

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Old May 6th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #64
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thats a nice looking proj.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 09:42 AM   #65
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #66
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I love this building, it's in my list of greatest UC towers in the world, which isn't that long... (about 10 towers).
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Old July 8th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #67
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Official website!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:33 AM   #68
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That is a very beautiful project. Well done. can't wait to see the end product.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:21 PM   #69
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very pretty project, very pretty homepage!
Yumm!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 05:18 PM   #70
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one of my favorite projects so far, will change the life in the city
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #71
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the design looks very good!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:36 PM   #72
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is this only a hotel tower or are the apartments for rent?
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Old July 9th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #73
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Amazing Buildings!
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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #74
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is this only a hotel tower or are the apartments for rent?
Its not a hotel, purely apartments in this project.


http://www.thesail.com.sg
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Old July 10th, 2005, 07:54 AM   #75
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I LOVE IT !!
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 06:35 PM   #76
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Old August 28th, 2005, 04:11 PM   #77
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Old September 17th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #78
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Old September 17th, 2005, 07:09 AM   #79
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Pilling work really taking it's time..
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Updated the Picture

26 Sep 2005
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