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Details for Singapore’s tallest tower revealed

30 May 2013 No Comment

The designers of Singapore’s tallest skyscraper have revealed the building will be a mixed-use tower, telegraph.co.uk reports.

The 64-storey Tanjong Pagar Centre will comprise office space, luxury apartments, a high-end hotel, an event space and retail units, according to US skyscraper design experts, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM). It is due to be completed in 2016.

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The centre will stand at 951 feet tall

At 951 feet tall, the Centre will stand above the current tallest building, 919ft One Raffles Place and some way above the 803ft residential Marina Bay Tower. The main tower will house the offices and apartments, while two adjacent buildings will contain between them a car park, conference centre, swimming pool and restaurants.

The Centre will be situated between China Town and the Central Business District in a development measuring a total of 1.7 million square feet. It is hoped that construction of the Centre will kick-start the further redevelopment in the surrounding area.

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Already, the neighbouring Tanjong Pagar City Park is in line for a refurbishment which includes the construction of a ‘city room’ public meeting space.

Adding to SOM’s existing architectural claim to fame

Designing Singapore’s tallest tower won’t be SOM’s first claim to architectural fame; it was the team behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building, dezeen.com writes. It also has in the pipeline a floating observation deck for New York’s Grand Central Station and a triangular-faceted tower in Seoul.

Author: Elizabeth Smythe     Date Written: 30 May 2013

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