Hong Leong Building

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Hong Leong Finance Building
丰隆大厦
Hong Leong Building.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location 16 Raffles Quay
Shenton Way, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°16′53″N 103°51′03″E / 1.281308°N 103.850939°E / 1.281308; 103.850939Coordinates: 1°16′53″N 103°51′03″E / 1.281308°N 103.850939°E / 1.281308; 103.850939
Completed 1976
Height
Roof 158 m (518 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architect Swan and Maclaren
References
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Hong Leong Finance Building (Chinese: 丰隆大厦) is a high-rise skyscraper in the central business district of Singapore. This is the flagship building of Hong Leong Holdings Limited. It is located on 16 Raffles Quay, in the zone of Raffles Place.

It is just next to the historic Lau Pa Sat Market. There are many skyscrapers near the building, such as One Raffles Quay, 6 Raffles Quay,[4] Robinson Towers, John Hancock Tower, and AIA Tower, all of which are less than 100 metres away.[5] With 45 floors of office space (parking levels from 4 to 7) and one basement level consisting of shops and a cafeteria, the building stretches 158.0 metres above ground.

History[edit]

Hong Leong Building was designed by Swan and Maclaren, and was completed in 1976. Other firms involved in the development include Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Private Limited, and Knight Frank.

Tremors[edit]

In March 2007, about 5000 workers were evacuated from the building, after they felt some tremors. They were caused by two earthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia. Some people complained of headaches and dizziness while others vomited. Most of these complaints originated from those working at the higher floors of the building. Several businessess operating at the building were disrupted after the evacuation.[6]

Tenants[edit]

Office tenants include KPMG Singapore, Mitsui Sumitomo, Hong Leong Holding etc. Ground floor tenants include Maybank, Watsons and United Airlines.

Hong Leong Finance Building 

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