Singapore Land Tower
The tallest building in Singapore in the late 1980s, the 62-storey OUB Centre by Kenzo Tange was the only building in the early 1980s to scale Singapore's height limit, standing proudly at 280m. OUB Centre at No.1 Raffles Place, was the most dramatic and prestigious address in commercial Singapore. Other skyscrapers to spring up by this period included the 48-storey Singapore Land Tower (known as Shell Tower then), the 34-storey SingTel Building and the 41-storey Six Battery Road.
Fast at the heels of the official opening of OUB Centre in 1988, the United Overseas Bank - UOB Plaza 1, completed in 1992 - soon accompanied OUB Centre as Singapore's tallest buildings standing at 280m or 66 storeys. These developments consolidated the position of Raffles Place as an anchor of the expanded financial district in Singapore.
Republic Plaza joins OUB Centre and UOB Plaza 1 as one of the three tallest buildings in Singapore at 280m. The 66-storey Republic Plaza by Kisho Kurokawa was up by 1995. Together, the three tallest buildings have become famous icons in Singapore's city skyline. Some of the latest additions to our city skyline include the 52-storey Capital Tower, the 35-storey SIA Building and the 32-storey Maybank Tower.
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.