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Old March 16th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #221
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Compare that photo to what I have here.....wont u agree it is more to do with photography then the colour itself?

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Old March 16th, 2004, 01:03 PM   #222
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ummm the difference between painted and tiled (granite?) is quite obvious... i'm not saying that tiled one is beauitful, but its ACCEPTABLE...
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Old March 16th, 2004, 11:32 PM   #223
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I think that Malayan Building is very smart looking!

@huaiwei, did you get to take a shot of its other side, I think that part is quite unique.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 03:48 PM   #224
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I think that Malayan Building is very smart looking!

@huaiwei, did you get to take a shot of its other side, I think that part is quite unique.
No I did not....the sun was on the other side, so the shot isnt going to turn out nice.

Anyway its the 78 Shenton Way...not any other name!
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Old March 17th, 2004, 08:14 PM   #225
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I think there were a pic of the other side in the Shenton Way stroll thread.. but maybe just from the city model?
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Old March 21st, 2004, 06:53 AM   #226
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Just wondering, were their any skyscrapers ever proposed above 280 m?

In other words, did anyone developer ever try to fight the limit?

Sorry if it's been covered in the thread already!
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Old March 21st, 2004, 07:00 AM   #227
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Well the URA had originally proposed going for taller buildings in the future new downtown as can be seen from these models:





Also, Nova Singapore, the thread starter said the original proposal for Republic Plaza was much taller and in the past he said several developers had propsed WTBs here.

And I saw Cliff drew a diagram of a 380m tall building in SSP, although where he got that info from I have no idea
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Old March 21st, 2004, 11:14 AM   #228
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Yeap.....other then these proposed, I am aware of a "Pyramid-In-Pyramid" project which proposes a height of 1500 metres....ie, 4923 feet!
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Old March 21st, 2004, 11:19 AM   #229
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If not for that stupid restriction ,who knows what Singapore would look like now....
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Old March 21st, 2004, 12:24 PM   #230
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perhaps alot less buildings? since the talle rbuildings have so much more space..
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Old March 21st, 2004, 02:36 PM   #231
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Okay, only the building shape is correct, I saw a pic of the Marina Centre model, and it was about twice as high a Pan Pacific.
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Okay, only the building shape is correct, I saw a pic of the Marina Centre model, and it was about twice as high a Pan Pacific.
wow..there was a model featuring an approx. 380m tall building? Where did you see the model and when?
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Old March 21st, 2004, 04:54 PM   #233
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If not for that stupid restriction ,who knows what Singapore would look like now....
Probably like Chicago, since as Nova Singapore says, there can be no spire-topped buildings in the city

But as I said in the first post, I think we have easily one of the best skylines in the world, combined with the waterfront setting.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:03 PM   #234
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Should Singapore have the tallest building in the world?

Should Singapore have the tallest building in the world?

I'ld like to see one rise above Marina Bay.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #235
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Why not, if it is really all right to do so. But I personally think this has no end to it. The tallest building Taipei 101 will be surpass by the Shanghai Financial Center in about 3 years time....
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:16 PM   #236
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Above 300m would be sweet. IMO, doesn't really matter if Singapore has the tallest building. But definitely break the 280m limit. Would be solid to see Singapore in the world news with the tallest building though.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:23 PM   #237
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Imagine the papers 10 years later : "Singapore to build the tallest building in the world"

Wow...
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #238
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ONLY if it is integrated aesthetically. No need for something super huge that looks way out of place. Singapore has a chance to create the most beautiful and impressive skyline in the world.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 04:35 PM   #239
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Perhaps over the Business & Financial Centre site.If the govt thinks that there is a huge surplus of office space here ,the site could be put in reserve.I'd rather wait for 15 years for a WTB than have a 245m tall tower in 10 years time.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 07:58 PM   #240
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Tallest building in world? The current height of tallest building in world is over 400m - almost twice the height of famous 3 tallest skyscrapers in Singapore.

I would say, not likely to have this in our lifetime.

Tallest buildings are often seen as a status of pride, wealth or fame that would put a country on world map.

It is already difficult to utlitise every floor of the tallest buildings. This also applies the same to our own skyscrapers. Many office towers in CBD are also struggling to fill up offices as our economy is picking up really slow.

Singapore has many hubs that got specialised areas where you concentrate business/industrial corporates in a cluster like Jurong East International Business Park, Changi Logistics Park, One North (Science Hub) etc. This already add up to office/industrial floor.

But I can safely say, our skyscrapers are getting bigger as time passes.

Maybe down 100 years later, UOB Plaza and other skyscrapers may disappear as you can see photos that show quick transformation of CBD from 1900 to now. New super huge skyscrapers that replace older skyscrapers, would soar above 300m/400m as they may become standard in many countries.

URA and private developers have to figure how they want to utlitise the tallest building if they want this to put Singapore under spotlight. Maintenace of tallest building is already expensive.
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