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Old November 22nd, 2005, 10:44 AM   #321
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 03:46 PM   #322
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the result isn't as elegant as in the rendering, what s shame. the facade is bland, even boring. the height is quite impressive though.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 04:51 PM   #323
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yea, quite a disappointment....

Hey RC, NTUC looks so cool, like rendering in that pic!
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:07 PM   #324
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I like it a lot, great addition to the skyline !! Looks rather unusual for Singapore skyline..
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Old November 24th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #325
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It had reached max height!!!!!



The moulds are being removed from the tallest tower.

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Old December 6th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #326
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Business Times - 06 Dec 2005

One Raffles Quay secures Ernst & Young as tenant

It will lease about 140,000 sq ft. Another new tenant Barclays will lease about 50,000 sq ft

By KALPANA RASHIWALA

ERNST & Young is understood to have accepted an offer from the consortium developing One Raffles Quay (ORQ) to lease 140,000 sq ft in the development's North Tower, sources have told BT.

ORQ has also clinched Barclays Bank as a tenant. It will lease about 50,000 sq ft, or about one and a half floors, in the development's shorter South Tower, which is expected to be ready in a few months. The North Tower is slated for completion late next year.

In addition, Deutsche Bank, which has already signed up as a tenant at ORQ for about 170,000 sq ft, is said to be in talks to take up an additional 75,000 sq ft, all in the South Tower.

BT understands that the latest signings for Barclays and Ernst & Young are at gross monthly rentals of $6 to $6.50 psf. This does not include rent-free periods and other concessions that may have been given to the tenants. When ORQ first began signing up tenants more than a year ago, the figure was $4 psf a month.

'We expect rents to move up north of $7 psf in 2006,' said Robert Garman, head of commercial property (South Asia) at Hong Kong Land, which has a one-third share in the ORQ consortium. He declined to confirm the latest tenants at the development, or the rents they'll pay, when contacted by BT. 'We expect to be 65 to 70 per cent let by the end of this year,' was about all Mr Garman would say.

ORQ's 29-storey South Tower, with about 565,000 sq ft of net lettable area, is slated for completion around Q1 next year. The 50-storey North Tower, with 770,000 sq ft net lettable area, is expected to be completed around Q3 next year.

Tenants who have signed up for the South Tower include Barclays Bank plc, ABN Amro and Deutsche. The North Tower tenants include UBS, Ernst & Young, RZB Bank of Austria, Societe Generale, hedge fund Orient Services, Capital Group unit Capital International, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Fitness First Plus gym.

Barclays, which currently has operations at Capital Square and The [email protected], is expected to stay put at those locations. The new space it will take up at ORQ will be for an expansion of its operations, say sources.

In contrast, Ernst & Young will be moving out of its existing premises at Ocean Building at Collyer Quay and Keppel Towers in Hoe Chiang Road when its leases expire late next year and move into ORQ's North Tower, which should be ready around the same time.

Office industry sources suggest that all the banks that have made commitments at ORQ are expected to take up more space than they had initially planned for, given that banks have been expanding their presence in Singapore. The trend is expected to continue.

'We will see more international banks increasing their footprints in Singapore next year - for both front-office and back-end infrastructure and support functions,' predicts a property consultant familiar with banks' leasing requirements.

After ORQ's completion by late next year, there will be no new major office projects in the Central Business District until the first building at the Business and Financial Centre (BFC) is ready by 2009 or 2010.

The ORQ consortium - whose members besides Hongkong Land are Keppel Land and Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings - essentially comprises the same team which is also also developing the BFC project nearby. 'We've received several enquiries with regard to the BFC project,' Mr Garman said.

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Old December 7th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #327
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Facade looks ugly....
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Old December 7th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #328
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yes day time the facade looks a little boring...however i hope that night time is different ...also the sepcial sutff aobut this building is the atrium below...its a very large atrium (of course not as large as norman foster HSBC) but still a very large open space
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Old December 7th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #329
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Are the glass windows full panels? If so, it should look quite good at night.

If I'm not wrong, republic plaza has half windows, just that the glass covers everything.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #330
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once its neighbour the Sail is complete, people will be looking a lot less at this building...its just a skyline-filler I guess
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Old December 14th, 2005, 04:46 AM   #331
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I cant see up close, but seems like the facade is different from NTUC right?, apart from the color.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 07:01 AM   #332
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I cant see up close, but seems like the facade is different from NTUC right?, apart from the color.

Yes....

NTUC's colour is darker and richer.

But all 3 towers in green glass.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:00 AM   #333
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it does look nice when the evening sun shines on them though
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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #334
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so shiny when the sun shine
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Old December 18th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #335
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Yes....

NTUC's colour is darker and richer.

But all 3 towers in green glass.
Make that 5

One Raffles Quay North
One Raffles Quay South
One Marina Boulevard
The Sail @ Marina Bay Marina Bay Tower
The Sail @ Marina Bay Central Park Tower
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Old December 18th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #336
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Great to see it topped out!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 04:42 PM   #337
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Nice to see that construction has been pretty controlled, the cladding is only a few storeys below the topping out level.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:26 AM   #338
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Some sexy renderings....

North Tower


South Tower


The plaza


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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:28 AM   #339
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good work Stan!!!!!

Seriously they should change the name to Raffles Quay Tower or something, instead of North Tower One Raffles Quay.
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^ Thanks.....do go to the website and view the virtual tour......
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