GuocoLand Tower Looks To Rejuvenate And Transform Tanjong Pagar
For over 20 years, the record for Singapore’s tallest building stood tall at a towering 280 metres.
This feat was shared by three different buildings until 2016, when the GuocoLand Tower – better known as Tanjong Pagar Centre – edged them out by a mere 10 metres to claim the title.
But other than being really tall, what makes this building in particular so special? Only one way to find out.
By reading the rest of the article, of course.
About Tanjong Pagar Centre
Costing a whopping $3.2 billion to develop, the 64-storey building is geographically located in the heart of the district and was built on one of Singapore’s busiest MRT stations — Tanjong Pagar.
At 290 metres tall, the tower also boasts 32% in energy savings thanks to glazing and directional shading which lowers glare from the sun. GuocoLand managing director Cheng Hsing Yao also told Channel NewsAsia that the building played a vital role in rejuvenating Tanjong Pagar into a business and lifestyle hub in the Central Business District (CBD).
This will bring in a lot more traffic into the area. At the same time, it will also uplift the infrastructure, the facilities and amenities for the district.
But what exactly can you do in this building anyway? Perhaps the question you should be asking is what can’t you do.
Things to do there
Exemplifying the work-live-play concept, the mixed-use development features 5 fully integrated components.
- Grade A Office Tower
- Luxury Hotel
- Prestigious Residences
- Retail Malls
- Urban Park
Being built atop Tanjong Pagar MRT station also means that employees and residents have direct access to both stations — the other being the upcoming Maxwell MRT.
Amazing office environment
Containing almost 900,000 sq ft of office space, each floor of the Guoco Tower able to accommodate up to 450 people.
It occupies 38 storeys but due to office units having higher ceilings than homes, it stands roughly as tall as a 50-floor residential building instead.
Unbelievable residential apartments
Taking up the 39th to 64th storeys is the residential portion of the building, Wallich Residence.
Starting at the 180 metre mark, HSR research head Elaine Chow told The Straits Times that the units could be marketed at more than $3,000 per sq ft. With penthouses boasting unrivaled and breathtaking panorama of the city and sea, it’s quite literally the highest level one can aspire to in Singapore.
When asked about how the view was atop of Singapore’s tallest building, Mr Cheng had the following to say:
It was really amazing.
Well, he wasn’t lying.
A park, retail, and hotel as well
Other amenities include the Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel, six levels of retail bringing a mix of F&B and retail options, as well as a 150,000 sq ft garden offering open green space to allow residents to unwind from work and to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
See, it’s not just another tall and boring office building — it even has a private gym inside.
Maybe one day we’ll earn enough to be able to stay at such a place.
Guess we’ll just stick to our measly HDBs for now.
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