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One Raffles Place

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Construction started  1980
Floors  63
Height  278 m
Architect  Kenzō Tange
One Raffles Place
Former names  Overseas Union Bank Centre OUB Centre
Type  Commercial offices, Retail
Location  1 Raffles Place Downtown Core, Singapore
Completed  Tower 1: 1986 Tower 2: 2012
Owner  Overseas Union Enterprise
Address  1 Raffles Place #04-00, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapore 048616
Hours  Open today · 10AM–9PMSaturday10AM–9PMSunday10AM–9PMMonday10AM–9PMTuesday10AM–9PMWednesday10AM–9PMThursday10AM–9PMFriday10AM–9PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Raffles Place, Republic Plaza, Raffles Place MRT Station, One Raffles Place To, OCBC Centre

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One Raffles Place, formerly Overseas Union Bank Centre or OUB Centre is one of the three tallest skyscrapers in the city of Singapore, sharing the title with the UOB Plaza and Republic Plaza. At 280 m (920 ft), it was the tallest building in the world outside North America at the time of its completion in 1986, surpassing South Korea's 63 Building completed one year earlier, until it was succeeded by the Bank of China Tower. The building sits at the city centre of Raffles Place.

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Views over singapore from one raffles place 1 altitude viewing deck night club


Architecture

  • The building consists of two triangular structures with a small space between them.
  • The steel frame allows for column-free office space.
  • The floor system is of reinforced concrete slab composite with a ribbed steel deck.
  • A car park, retail areas, and a link to the MRT system can be found above and below ground.
  • The tower is clad with chemically treated aluminium alloy which changes colour along with the light it reflects.
  • Square and circular designs perforate the building's façade, etched by a grid pattern of rectangles and window units.
  • The dramatic entrance is presented by an eight-storey cutaway, coupled with skylights and other lighting effects to create an airy feeling.
  • Events

    Frenchman Alain Robert, well known for climbing skyscrapers, aborted an attempted climb on this building on 3 November 2000. After reaching the 21st floor, the police dissuaded Robert's ascent, and he re-entered the building through a window on the 23rd floor. He was detained by the Singapore police who treated his stunt as criminal trespass.

    New tower

    A new commercial tower was constructed next to the existing tower. Ground bearing ceremony was on 26 September 2008. The new tower was open in 2011 with 38 floors. Upon completion of the new tower the complex was officially renamed One Raffles Place.

    References

    One Raffles Place Wikipedia


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