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Old March 11th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #21
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are they demolishing the hideous old black dark building with the atrium from hell? or just converting it. anyway, isn't it interesting how the govt is reversing on its masterplan and bringing mixed use developments back into the city? Singapore in the 70s was so bent on cultivating the perfect modernist environment it adopted wholesale urban planning from the west (and everything else cold hearted and modernist sans the politicisation process of the public) that today we have here a dead urban core. just about the only infamous dead urban core in asia. well ok, asians are for one suckers for sweeping philosophies and a one standard for all policy, but modernism has inherently failed and singapore is just about the only place left that has no clue of what that means. so that means we can't start repairing the damage as other modernist offspring have done. and this is because we have kept our people uninformed about the arts. about modernism. in all the departments it is involved in. ok URA is taking a step in promoting plurality in architecture and development schemes. but does the govt also realise that we need to be more open to plural philosophies in an Asian society made up of the most plural elements? as usual we are building a hardware with software that is not upgraded. and the public is left clueless because we were not educated in school. We were merely produced to be pieces of the puzzle that is the modernist masterplan of singapore.
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Old March 12th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #22
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Will it fill in some of the gaping spaces in the skyline?
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Old March 12th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #23
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My concern is that I hope it wont bring in many very tall ugly residential blocks in the middle of the CBD, which is very classy so far (although terribly dead at night and on week-ends, this is true).
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Old March 12th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #24
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Hmm.....it seems like they are more likely to create sudden blocks in the middle or low rise blocks or something?
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Old March 12th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #25
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My concern is that I hope it wont bring in many very tall ugly residential blocks in the middle of the CBD, which is very classy so far (although terribly dead at night and on week-ends, this is true).
They wont dare...
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Old March 13th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #26
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In this pano taken by heirloom, you can see the site marked out. (the brown building)

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Old March 18th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #27
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rhrm i like how it looks in the picture actually.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #28
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Now imagine something more then twice as tall replacing that building. Its gonna stick out like an offensive middle finger.

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Old March 18th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #29
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Wonder what it'll look like...
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Old March 19th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #30
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hoepfully not like the icon, or the new budget terminal.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 08:25 AM   #31
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Icon looks ok to me.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:34 AM   #32
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I dont mind both of them too....they do what they are supposed to do.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:35 AM   #33
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Now imagine a condo on Robina...
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:43 AM   #34
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Get rid of that block please. Maybe the other two needs to go as well.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #35
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You want UIC gone ah?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #36
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If it dosent shape up, it should ship out.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:53 AM   #37
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That colourful tower between UIC and Robina looks hideous in those colours.....
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #38
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That means then ew condo will be very close to the icon?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:56 AM   #39
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Not really that close leh.....
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Old March 20th, 2005, 10:34 AM   #40
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Big deal. Got clusttering will be good what...but I dunno how it is going to sell itself since its smack in the middle of the urban jungle..haha!
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