Posted by: hyacinthus | October 8, 2007

Old and New Facade

A walk in the Central Business District (CBD) saw the contrast between old and new facade. Our city is evolving. Many in the demolition process, new buildings under construction and rarely old buildings are upgraded.

Asia Insurance building (in grey netting), the tallest building in Southeast Asia in the 1950s, is currently being upgraded and converted into service apartments. Ocean Building (in blue netting) on the other hand is facing demolition.

Rendering of 43-storey Ocean Financial Centre which is replacing Ocean Building and ready in 2011

Between One Marina Boulevard and One Raffles Quay is The Sail@Marina Bay condominium which is fast raising and topping out soon. 

HSBC recently has upgraded its facade and Maybank hidden partially.

Take a walk in CBD and you’ll notice many changes.

Do you notice older buildings in CBD built 2000 or earlier are mostly blue while newer buildings are green? Green is better than Blue?



  1. Hey great pictures and update hya!

  2. hah… sounds like u r replying to a post in skyscrapercity 😉

  3. I love your pics, especially the Ocean Financial Centre one! Did you take them yourself? Am looking for pics to put on my site (with permission and credits of course). I am a huge fan of green buildings and support the green building movement in Singapore.

  4. all pics are mine except that rendering. That belongs to Keppel Corp.

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