Bank of China Building, the tallest landmark in Raffles Place in the
1960's and 1970's.
A 1967 aerial view of the financial district, by the Singapore River. The tallest building then was the Bank of China Building at Battery Road, behind the former General Post Office. The Bank of China Building was to stand for the next decade as the tallest landmark in Raffles Place.
first of the two United Overseas Bank's buildings was up by then. OCBC
Centre and International Plaza were both under construction - both were
completed in 1976. They were two of the tallest buildings in the financial
see some of our earlier skyscrapers burgeoning up from the core financial
district. The 52-storey OCBC Centre by I.M. Pei was the tallest building
in Singapore and even Southeast Asia when completed in 1976. This was
followed by the 50-storey International Plaza and the 50-storey DBS
Singapore's evolving skyline
teams behind Skyline
© Urban Redevelopment Authority, 2002
Note: Plans and models shown are working tools of the Authority and therefore, tentative and subject to change.