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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #141
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This is the most boring project ever. *yawn*
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Old February 11th, 2006, 08:45 AM   #142
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The building outline closest to us, is that the taller tower?
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Old February 11th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #143
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Yes.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #144
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waw they're using top bottom method .... kewl!
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Old February 26th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #145
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Damn, its gonna be great!
Tnks for the updates
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Old February 26th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #146
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The Sail @ Marina Bay
(245m & 215m / 70 & 63 floors, due 2009)
Location: Marina Boulevard, New Downtown, SINGAPORE
Marina Bay Tower (70F) & Central Park Tower (63F)

1111 units. 438 one-bedroom units, 418 two-bedroom units, 175 three-bedroom units, 75 four-bedroom units and 5 penthouses, ranging in size from 592 sq ft to 1,356 sq ft.

Developers: City Developments (Singapore), AIG (USA)
Architect: Peter Pran (NBBJ) (USA), Team Design (Singapore)

Official Website

Discussions threads:
Sail's home thread Part 2 (active)
Sail's home thread Part 1 (archived)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=148021
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=139013










^Model at showflat

Location:

^The site marked 'Site sold in 2002'.



^The site at end of October 2004


CONSTRUCTION STARTED!
27 Jan 2005

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About Peter Pran:

November 12, 2004

Making waves

Designed by the acclaimed Peter Pran, The [email protected] Bay will breathe new life to Singapore's city skyline


By Sharlene Tan




AWARD-WINNING architect Peter Pran is taking city-living to new heights with The [email protected] Bay, which was officially launched yesterday.



The Norwegian-American architect is principal designer of the condominium, considered by many to be a new architectural landmark for Singapore.

About 250 units in the 70-storey tower were soft-launched late last month and nearly 175 have been sold so far.

"I'm trying to create a feeling of how it'd be like to live at the top of a sail mast, where you're suspended in space, taking in the magnificent panorama of Singapore and the sea," Mr Pran, 68, said in a recent interview with The Straits Times' Life!

The 1,111-unit condominium will be located at Marina Boulevard, near the proposed Business Financial Centre. The project is co-owned by City Developments Limited and AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp.

The 99-year leasehold project will have one- to four-bedroom units available, as well as penthouses, three of which have their own swimming pools, while the others have outdoor jacuzzis.

Shops and food outlets will take up about 3 per cent of the total gross floor area.

When completed in 2009, The Sail, standing at 245m, will be Singapore's tallest residential project and the 10th highest in the world.

Mr Pran's co-designer, Mr Timothy Johnson, said in an interview: "For me, The Sail will be the architectural identifier to Singapore."

Mr Pran's innovative designs are characterised by its energy, fluidity and complexity.

Professor John Gaunt, dean of Kansas University's school of architecture and urban design praised the architect in an interview with The Lawrence Journal-World: "He has a natural inclination to dramatic forms. He's a sculptor in architectural terms."

Fellow architect Juhani Pallasmaa wrote of Mr Pran's work in a 1998 book: "Whereas early modernist buildings aspired to a weightless horizontal flow, Peter Pran conceives curved and warped movements that fuse horizontally with vertically, and rectangularity with curved geometrics."

Mr Pran, who is design principal at New York City architecture firm NBBJ, continues his "dramatic" style with The Sail, which is inspired by the sun, wind and water.

He has created two glass-clad towers, standing at 70 and 63 storeys, that look like sails catching the wind.

More than six in every 10 of the condo units will have almost wrap-around views of the sea.

Mr Pran has won 15 architectural design competitions, including this year's American Institute of Architects Design Honor Award, and has designed buildings around the world.

His projects include the New York Police Academy, the Seoul Dome 21 and the world headquarters of Telenor in Oslo, Norway.

His influence extends past the office and into the classrooms. He is a lecturer of architecture at Kansas University and has taught at universities in Japan, Italy and Denmark for 20 years. Mr Pran received his bachelor's degree in architecture at Oslo Arkitekhogskole University and his master's at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1969.

The [email protected] Marina Bay showflats are located at 40 Collyer Quay.
Viewing hours are from 9.30am to 6pm daily.

Copyright © Singapore Press Holdings, 2004. All rights reserved.


This looks a real nice project a will earn lots of cash probably.....
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Old February 26th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #147
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yes, it was indeed a huge money maker for its developer

they soft launched the first taller tower at SGD900 per square foot, and within like a month or two, the entire tower sold out with prices creeping up to an average of about 950psf. the shorter second tower was launched at an even higher price, and the units almost completely sold out within two hours, with people paying up to 1700psf!

if i remember correctly, the breakeven price was somewehre around 700psf
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Old February 26th, 2006, 04:28 AM   #148
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so this project is on a 99 year lease?
so u can not actually own the apartment or pass it on to family after the 99 years??
that is stupid if thats what it means!
is this common in singapore?
hope not
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Old February 26th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #149
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its very, very, very, very common.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #150
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I think it's modern and nice-glassy one.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #151
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i like it, very good-looking towers
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #152
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Usually that means that the developer leased the land probably from the city or someone else who owns the land. The developer does not actually own the land. Then after 99 years the land and anything on it gets turned back over to the owner. So at that time the origional owner will be the one who owns the building. Most likely would not affect the tenants of the building unless the new owner decides to knock it down or something.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #153
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actually, in the very improbable event that a building reaches the end of its lease and does not have it extended, the ownership goes back to the government. since singapore is only 40 years old, there have been no such cases. most of the time buildings are knocked down when they're about 30-40 years old though.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #154
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If singapore cancel the height-limit, in ten years we will see supertalls like china does! Greeeat!
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #155
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Old March 11th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #156
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how about the price for one unit???
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #157
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half a million for a studio apartment, and more then 10 million I guess for the penthouse, which isn't even for sale.

In less then 99 years time, Singapore's ENTIRE skyline will be dimolished!!!
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Old March 26th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #158
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In less then 99 years time, Singapore's ENTIRE skyline will be dimolished!!!
Say whaaaat?!
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Old March 26th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #159
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In less then 99 years time, Singapore's ENTIRE skyline will be dimolished!!!
Erm... why? Armageddon maybe?
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Old March 26th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #160
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Cos they are all leasehold 99 years from date of land purchase.
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