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View Poll Results: Capital Tower, Singapore
10 38 9.13%
9.5 25 6.01%
9 43 10.34%
8.5 46 11.06%
8 56 13.46%
7.5 30 7.21%
7 40 9.62%
6.5 25 6.01%
6 24 5.77%
5.5 10 2.40%
5 7 1.68%
4.5 7 1.68%
4 4 0.96%
3.5 4 0.96%
3 or less 57 13.70%
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Old October 18th, 2002, 10:11 PM   #1
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#115 l Capital Tower l SINGAPORE l 254m l 52fl

Capital Tower
Singapore, Singapore


HEIGHT: 254m/833 feet
FLOORS: 52 floors
COMPLETION: 2000
ARCHITECT: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

Capital Tower was christened tonight just days after receiving one of the most prestigious prizes in local construction. Last Friday, Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) awarded the building with a "Best Buildable Design Award", and acknowledged Capital Tower as the "newest landmark in Singapore".

BCA also described Capital Tower and its building’s penthouse as a "well-known beacon on Singapore’s night skyline". The 52-storey building is the flagship and headquarters of CapitaLand, Southeast Asia’s largest listed property developer.

Located in the city-state’s financial district, Capital Tower is "home" to anchor tenants Government Investment Corporation (GIC) and JP Morgan Chase, as well as new economy titan Cisco Systems.

Capital Tower is the first of a new generation of wireless intelligent buildings and the first office building in Singapore outfitted to provide wireless local area network (LAN). Other intelligent features include screens in high-speed lifts providing live news and stock market updates, state-of-the-art carpark guidance system and a fully-integrated intelligent building management system.

More than 250 guests witnessed the launch celebrations this evening under a see-through marquee set up on the Urban Plaza in front of Capital Tower. The event was graced by Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development. Guests were invited on a tour of the building and its facilities to experience first hand the vibrant "living communities" inside Capital Tower: a variety of retail and F&B outlets are offered inside, including Starbucks Coffee, Angie The Choice, Galerie Belvedere, Capital Garden Exchange, Hibiscus Florist, Kodak Photo Processing, Raffles Medical Clinic and a hair salon. The Spa located on the ninth floor offers spa packages and facilities including a gymnasium and a heated swimming pool. On the 52nd floor, the exclusive China Club Singapore will offer a premier dining experience to members as they enjoy the panoramic view offered by the surrounding 16-metre tall glass panels.















Many pictures thanks to http://www.sky.s64.pl/home/W/Sing2/Sing2_e.htm

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Old October 18th, 2002, 11:55 PM   #2
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Amazing building

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Old October 19th, 2002, 01:17 AM   #3
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N E A T O!!!! 9-10
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Old October 19th, 2002, 10:29 AM   #4
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8, not the best, but certainly not the worst!
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Old October 19th, 2002, 12:44 PM   #5
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Very neat. Love it's slanting walls and colourful sign and top.

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Old October 19th, 2002, 02:05 PM   #6
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I've always liked this one since it was built. Nice shapes and form.

A nice mix of Helmut Jahn, Michael Graves and other stuff!

Full marks.
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Old October 19th, 2002, 11:32 PM   #7
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9.5/10

I didnt notice this building until I passed by it at 3 am. The city was dark but its colourful lighting was still turned on. The cool thing is that the colours at the top and the name change colour gradually every 10 seconds.
Been inside it..love the SMELL of new airconditioning!

2 shots I took showing the changing colours:


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Old October 20th, 2002, 11:04 AM   #8
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Nice, but also pretty wierd..
Looks good at nite though...
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Old October 28th, 2002, 01:41 AM   #9
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Boy, I like this one! Interesting and varied fassade, all very fitting. 8.5.
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Old October 28th, 2002, 02:32 AM   #10
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Looks great. I see this one a lot when I look at singapore city skyline pics. 9/10
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Old October 28th, 2002, 03:44 AM   #11
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9/10

Incredible!
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 07:13 PM   #12
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i don't like the shape...
but looks awesome at [email protected]!
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Old November 4th, 2002, 08:30 PM   #13
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This building has Character it's more than just a box.

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Old November 5th, 2002, 07:21 AM   #14
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the top part looks so cool
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Old November 5th, 2002, 08:35 PM   #15
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6.5/10 - this is, to me at least, an odd building - I like the handling of the glass and stone on the facade, which gives it a nice, sleek feel, and the tower has good, soaring height. But the way the tower curves is, to my eyes, anything but graceful, and the top section doesnt seem to fit with the rest of the building, as if it were an afterthought. I wonder how much tradtional Chinese or Asian forms have influenced this tower, though? The - what do you call it in this case - finial? crown? (it sure ain't a spire) - top, or whatever, looks a little bit like a Chinese house to me (am I correct here?), for instance. And this might say something about a bit of provincialism on my part, and the need to look at different architectural styles on their own terms.
Nice lighting at night, in any case.
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Old November 6th, 2002, 06:22 PM   #16
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9/10. Very cool!
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Old November 7th, 2002, 06:27 PM   #17
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a little too goofy in uniform for me . . . 6/10
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Old November 9th, 2002, 12:35 AM   #18
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I find it a little over-reaching as a whole, while each of it's parts work on their own. It's tough to see it as a unified building because so much is going on.

It's as if they had seperate design teams work on various sections w/o conferring with eachother and then pieced them together. One thing is for sure, it's unique!

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Old November 9th, 2002, 06:57 AM   #19
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It's a sharp building until that certain point...it's crown is odd.

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Old November 9th, 2002, 09:06 AM   #20
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