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Old January 18th, 2017, 03:54 PM   #41
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oo0o...never heard about being benchmarked with LA. If I'm not wrong Kenzo Tange did help come up with some Master Plan for Marina Bay. I did hear that Marina Bay was also inspired by Sydney, and I read somewhere that the tallest trio of Shanghai's skyline had been inspired by Singapore's skyline's trio at Raffles Place.
Kenzo Tange's UOB Plaza was directly inspired by the Los Angeles' Library Tower (officially known as the US Bank Tower) - I find that it's somewhat poetic that the Indon-Singaporean group OUE (itself formed from UOB's spinoff of former OUB's property arm after the UOB and OUB merger) now owns this building. At 310m, the Library Tower is of a similar height with the UOB Plaza at 280m. During the same period, Tange also completed the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which itself looks like UOB Plaza.

Chongqing, like many cities in China, often look to Singapore for inspiration and as a role model in terms of economic, social and political development. Hence, personally, I'm especially proud that Shanghai's trio of SWFC, Jinmao and Shanghai Tower was specifically inspired by our skyline. It's a kind of respect that money really can't buy. For some reason or another, Chongqing really lurrves Singapore and they're not afraid to be open about it. In that respect, even if they erect developments and districts whose designs and even district names (I believe they have a Binhai Wan [Marina Bay] development) that directly mirror Singapore's, I feel a certain sense of pride and honour as a Singaporean.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 03:45 AM   #42
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Could it be a Singaporean developer? To be fair, the design above seems pretty generic. However I've seen MBS-style ripoff in Chongqing (developed by CapitaLand) and another similar copycat design in Abu Dhabi.
I think MBS also inspired by a condo at bukit panjang there, forgot the name but its beside the mrt.
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I think MBS also inspired by a condo at bukit panjang there, forgot the name but its beside the mrt.
MBS is inspired by tombstones, I believe...something about honoring the dead is somehow auspicious. In Hong Kong, the most expensive houses often overlook cemeteries which themselves overlook the land and sea.
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MBS is inspired by tombstones, I believe...something about honoring the dead is somehow auspicious. In Hong Kong, the most expensive houses often overlook cemeteries which themselves overlook the land and sea.
I see
I thought they follow The Linear condo design haha
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