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SINGAPORE | UOB Plaza | 919 FT / 280 M | 66 FLOORS | 1992
The UOB Plaza One is a 66 story tower designed by Kenzo Tange. It was designed for United Overseas Bank to go along with their existing 30 story tower. The existing tower was re-clad and given a new top and the two buildings are linked at the base along the Singapore waterfront.
The UOB Plaza is the same height as two other buildings in Singapore (Republic Plaza and OUB Centre - also designed by Tange) that are tied at 919 ft for the tallest in the city.
The building is an octagon in form that tapers to a rotated square, not unlike the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The aluminum skin plays off Tanges earlier OUB Centre across the street and the two towers form a 'pair' of sorts...a king and queen if you will.
The waterfront location of this building assures that it will always have a prominent place in the Singapore skyline.
Even if you are 1 in a million, there are still 7,000 people just like you...
plinko, are these your pics? quite a comprehensive collection.
This building looks best in my opinion on a sunny day, when its facade shines (I can post some pics of that if you like). It is also awash with white light at night on certain occasions, adding more grandeur.
There is a Chinese restaurant at the top, or you can visit the skylobby at the 37th floor for good city views. However I aint sure if one can still use the skylobby.
Here are some rare shots of UOB under construction in 1991/1992