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Old September 22nd, 2006, 04:46 AM   #121
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 07:20 AM   #122
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Wheels suck. Seriously. It's just an opinion, but I couldn't be more adament about it. They wreck the skyline and are piss-poor observation platforms. If I was on the city zoning board, not a single one would ever be built.

An observation tower like the CN Tower in Toronto or Stratosphere in Las Vegas accentuates the urban skyline and actually observes more.

The Singapore Wheel is a real waste of some premium property. Hong Kong has a nice piece of property across the harbor from the main skyscraper district. They put the 118 floor ICC building on it. Good for them.
Wheels may not be the greatest things I agree but it certainly beats having tall office blocks everywhere. Building gardens on prime waterfront property, together with such recreational facilities like the Singapore Flyer are certainly better than building skyscrapers on every single property you can find. Now thats a bad idea.
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 09:30 AM   #123
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Singapore already has several observation areas and restaurants/bars on various highrises anyway.

An observation wheel in that sense is more unique in the world compared to conventional obs decks.
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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #124
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new pic's?
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Old November 10th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #125
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Old November 10th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #126
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I also saw it when riding on ECP but too bad doesn't have a chance to take photos.

Quite huge!
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Old November 10th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #127
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yes it looks quite imposing when seen from across the bay!

Cant really sense it from the pic above though
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Old November 10th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #128
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WOW!
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:06 AM   #129
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thank you RafflesCity, great pic
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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #130
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The Flyer at the public model exhibit.

Wow...
Good prospect in construction industry.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #131
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Hmm, seems odd to have it there, not slap bang in the centre of the city. Cos with the London Eye, it's right in the centre of London, opposite the Houses of Parliament, and in London most other structures are shorter than the London Eye, so you do feel like soaring. But with this, all the buildings are much higher.

(I'm not bashing, I think it is a great project, just that I wondered what it would be like to be in it is all)
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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:30 AM   #132
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Some nice rendering of the Singapore Flyer Mall:

1.The Singapore Flyer Retail Centre


2.Typical Shopfront


3.Linkway Bridge


4. Perspective Interior


5.Coach Bay Area


Rendering from http://www.singaporeflyer.com.sg/retail.html
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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #133
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Hmm, seems odd to have it there, not slap bang in the centre of the city. Cos with the London Eye, it's right in the centre of London, opposite the Houses of Parliament, and in London most other structures are shorter than the London Eye, so you do feel like soaring. But with this, all the buildings are much higher.

(I'm not bashing, I think it is a great project, just that I wondered what it would be like to be in it is all)
Well, you wouldn't feel like you're soaring into the sky, but it'll provide a picturesque frame of the Singapore skyline, aligned quite perfectly. And it would be the highest observation point in that area.

Flyer - 178m
Sands - 170m
Suntec - 145m

Swissotel is 226m but that provides different views.

Actually, to be honest, the views would not be anything new.

But most importantly, its a record breaker, tallest observation wheel in the world upon completion. (not that it means alot to the city or anything)
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Old November 12th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #134
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Open concept mall?
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #135
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@Jamandell (d69)

The Flyer may seem a little odd in its location now, but in future, the new downtown and Gardens by the Bay project will be shaping up around it, providing a good vantage point for the city's latest developments.

Meanwhile, in the older part of the CBD in the heart of Orchard, a new skyscraper with a dedicated observation deck at Level 55 is under construction, so there will be various choices in future.

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Suntec towers are 180m
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Old November 12th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #136
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Suntec towers are 180m
opps, yes, 181m(from ssp) my bad.

Hmm.. so both will be about the same height? So strange...
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Old November 12th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #137
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Thanks for answering!

And I care it's taking the world's biggest crown...bah humbug! lol How dare you take it away from the London Eye!

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Old November 13th, 2006, 01:47 PM   #138
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The Flyer may seem a little odd in its location now, but in future, the new downtown and Gardens by the Bay project will be shaping up around it, providing a good vantage point for the city's latest developments.

Meanwhile, in the older part of the CBD in the heart of Orchard, a new skyscraper with a dedicated observation deck at Level 55 is under construction, so there will be various choices in future.

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Suntec towers are 180m
Won't be able to look over Suntec?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #139
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Apparently not!

Its just something fun to have I guess.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #140
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Are they trying to copy our millenium wheel in london.
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