8 Shenton Way

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
8 Shenton Way
八珊顿道
8ShentonWay-Singapore-20060808.jpg
Former names Singapore Treasury Building
Temasek Tower
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Shenton Way
Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°16′33″N 103°50′50″E / 1.2758°N 103.8472°E / 1.2758; 103.8472Coordinates: 1°16′33″N 103°50′50″E / 1.2758°N 103.8472°E / 1.2758; 103.8472
Completed 1986
Owner MGP Raffle Pte Ltd
Height
Roof 234.7 m (770 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Lifts/elevators 22
Design and construction
Architect The Stubbins Associates
Architects 61
Architects Team 3
Developer Singapore Ministry of Finance
Main contractor MGP Raffle Pte Ltd
References
[1][2][3]

8 Shenton Way (Chinese: 八珊顿道;Chinese: Bā Shān Dùn Dǎo), formerly The Treasury and Temasek Tower, is the sixth tallest skyscraper in the city of Singapore, with at 234.7 m (770 ft). It is currently the tallest cylindrical building in the world. Built in 1986 as Treasury Building, it has 52 stories and is one of the prominent buildings in the business district. The tower houses 16 double deck elevators supplied by Otis. Singapore's present Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, once had his office in the building. The building was renamed to Temasek Tower (Chinese: 淡马锡大厦) when the Ministry of Finance relocated to The Treasury on High Street. Advertising agency BBDO Worldwide hosts its Asia Pacific Headquarters in there.

In April 2007, CapitaLand sold Temasek Tower to MGP Raffle Pte Ltd.[4] Temasek Tower is now known as the AXA Tower.

Architecture[edit]

The structure consists of steel beams cantilevered from a cylindrical concrete core. This allows full 360° views at the perimeter, unobstructed by perimeter columns.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]