One Raffles Place
(GPS: 1.28449, 103.85107) is a skyscraper in Singapore. It was the first of the three skyscrapers to reach the height of 280 meters (919 feet), and was the tallest building in the world outside North America when it was completed in 1986, surpassing South Korea
's 63 Building
completed a year earlier. It was eventually surpassed by the Bank of China Tower
in Hong Kong
. The architect was Kenzo Tange. Since then, it has been pushed down to second position behind Tanjong Pagar Centre
OUB Centre is located at Raffles Place, within a stone's throw from UOB Plaza and Republic Plaza, the other two skyscrapers of the same height. It has 63 storeys above ground and four basement levels.
OUB Centre sits on a podium known as OUB Centre Mall, which is next to the Raffles Place MRT Station
. Another tower has been constructed next to OUB Centre, so the OUB Centre Mall was renovated to make way for it. The new tower was designed by Kenzo Tange's son Paul, and is called One Raffles Quay
. It is 38 storeys tall and stands at a height of 205 meters. The tower adds some 350,000 square feet of office space to the Central Business District.
How to reach OUB Centre
Take the North South Line
or the East West Line
of the Singapore MRT to the Raffles Place MRT Station
OUB Centre is on the map of Battery Road
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