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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Let's hope that the security guards won't chase us away when we go to shoot it.
    Now that depends on WHAT you'll be using to shoot it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    i guess Kit is not on this point, this point i understand. but he said there is 'stuff going on below that toe which you can't see.' wat it mean he din explain
    there's something called foundation

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    It's not crazy... it's nice. Indivisual.

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    Actually, from an engineering point of view, the structure is pretty typical of most other buildings in Singapore. It's a standard central elevator shaft core with cantilever floor slabs being supported out of the core. They just took out a couple of the lower floors slabs to make the design unique. The structure design itself is really quite sound.

    You don't see this kind of design in office buildings because, office buildings aims to maximise space, and hence rental revenues.

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    Reminds me of the Telecoms building near NUS...is that building still there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post

    Example, just a year ago... i went to a giant local teleco provider site in Paya lebar, i got a

    shock seeing a whole bunch of cables all messed up like maggi mee for a live system in the

    control room....
    sounds normal. every live system i seen i see spaggiette behind

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    Pretty sure the building adheres to the stringent codes in sg, so it should be safe.

    However, i find it an ugly piece of "ice cream" on a stick.

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    the central tower looks pretty thick at the base...i'm sure they worked their sums out before building...how boring is all the buildings are rectangular blocks right? like living in lego land already...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic View Post
    Actually, from an engineering point of view, the structure is pretty typical of most other buildings in Singapore. It's a standard central elevator shaft core with cantilever floor slabs being supported out of the core. They just took out a couple of the lower floors slabs to make the design unique. The structure design itself is really quite sound.

    You don't see this kind of design in office buildings because, office buildings aims to maximise space, and hence rental revenues.
    the typical building has all the little columns coming down around the building, here it's just that they took out a couple of columns on the periphery, they probably use better reinforced concrete for the cantilevers. the centre core is a cross 't' shape, anyone who plays enough lego when young probably can tell that it'll stand very well. if you're referring to the central core structural concept, office buildings with centre cores are not uncommon. if you're referring to the spatial compartmentalization caused by the t-shape core, yes that's impractical for offices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    Reminds me of the Telecoms building near NUS...is that building still there?
    i'm sure it's still there

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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    Reminds me of the Telecoms building near NUS...is that building still there?
    it's right outside SP's gate, beside the stadium. NOT very near ITE dover nor NUS. ACS(I) and UWC are closer.

    Yes it is still there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    it's right outside SP's gate, beside the stadium. NOT very near ITE dover nor NUS. ACS(I) and UWC are closer.

    Yes it is still there...
    How long has it been there? Does anyone here see it still as a building that is innovative? Or its an eyesore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    How long has it been there? Does anyone here see it still as a building that is innovative? Or its an eyesore?
    not as eyesore as the Durian

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    I think the durian is quite okay lah.... at least it's memorable.

    But I do have my reservations about the tower coming up over the Orchard
    MRT station. For a building that's supposed to be a landmark, the design
    looks quite boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    i'm sure it's still there
    *looks out my window* yups still there.
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