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Old August 4th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #341
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black? wow, i've always thought they'll be white
Most probably the glass's protective film
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #342
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Wonderful structure - so light and graceful!

Many Asian cities need to offer more variety and more distinctive buildings than just skyscrapers and high-rises that are, in any case, found all over the world these days. Singapore already has some variety. It has white colonial buildings, colourful rows of shophouses, and tall corporate skyscrapers. However when I compare it to comparably sized cities in Europe - Barcelona for instance - its architectural offering and variety still looks a bit thin. The wheel, the durian, the sail at Marina Bay, and that cool futuristic looking casino (sorry - "leisure complex" - what was the euphemism they used? ), are absolutely the kind of projects that Singapore needs to go to the next level as a city.
I dont disagree with you, however for many cities in Asia, and as far as the highrise residential aspect of Singapore is concerned, I'd say it was (and is)the logical choice of building form to rehouse slums and use land efficiently. Almost the entire batch built in the 70s, 80s and 90s were never intended to be seen as architectural embellishments. In any case, the older flats have been given facelifts and upgrades to 'keep up' with the newer varieties.

But what has changed in Singapore in the last few years is the momentum and desire for the design & aesthetical aspects to inform the development of new projects. The authorities now even require new developments in the downtown to address items like, providing lighting features to enhance their buildings. It may be superficial, this desire to make everything 'iconic', but it sure is transforming the way the average man in the street looks at buildings.

What I feel is very important, for Asian cities, is to pay attention to conserving their historic buildings. For sure, some may lack the grandeur of ancient European cities, but in Singapore's case, the historic buildings here tell the unique story of a culturally-varied Asian trading port under a British administration. The mish-mash of buildings from different cultures together, tell the entire story, and should be savoured on their own merits.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #343
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The capsules are up!!!!!


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Capsules have turned white overnight!

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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #344
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wrapped up i suppose?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #345
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #346
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so its Black or White?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #347
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1 capsule a day...not bad....
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Old August 6th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #348
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Its white. Saw it this morning.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:38 AM   #349
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Yeah it's going to be blue..

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Sneak Peak

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Two up!

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All on 6 August.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #350
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i believe the blue is wrapping for the metal parts? looks like blue film
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Old August 7th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #351
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wonderful news, can't wait to see all capsules up
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #352
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I think blue is the protective film for stainless steel.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #353
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which is better, the london eye capsule or the singapore flyer capsule?

i thnk the eye is more exciting leh
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Old August 12th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #354
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Designed by architects David Marks, Shariq Varawalla, Alexander Pulsford, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey, the wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. Each capsule holds approximately 25 people. It rotates at 26 cm (10 in) per second (about 0.9 km/h (1 mi/h)) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes

wkikpedia!

I like the capsulles of the London Eye.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #355
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Old August 12th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #356
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how come there is this structure in the middle of the wheel?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #357
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how come there is this structure in the middle of the wheel?
Those are the steel structures put in place to hold the separate pieces of the RIM in place until all parts of the RIM has been installed. They have since been removed. All you can see now is generally the white circular rim.

As of today, 6 capsules have been installed on the wheel, out of 28.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #358
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LATEST, from the Singapore Flyer website.


Count, there are now at least 9 capsules out of a possible 28 on the Singapore Flyer. 19 more to go.

Note that the image will refresh itself every few minutes,

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Old August 18th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #359
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