Maybank Tower (Singapore)

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Maybank Tower
马来亚银行大厦
Maybank Tower, Aug 06.JPG
Alternative names Maybank Chambers
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 2 Battery Road, Raffles Place, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′09″N 103°51′08″E / 1.2859°N 103.8523°E / 1.2859; 103.8523Coordinates: 1°17′09″N 103°51′08″E / 1.2859°N 103.8523°E / 1.2859; 103.8523
Completed 2002
Owner Maybank
Height
Roof 175.26 m (575.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 32 and 1 basements
Design and construction
Architect SYL Architects
Structural engineer T. Y. Lin International
Main contractor Eng Lim Construction
References
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Maybank Tower is a 32 storey 175 m (574 ft) skyscraper and the current headquarters of Maybank in Singapore. The building was completed in 2001. When night falls, only the logo and the first few levels of the building are lit. In mid-2008 two bright light stripes were added to the outer edges of the building from the ground to the roof. As the building is situated behind the national icon of Singapore, the statue of the Merlion, on Marina Bay, the building is often featured as a backdrop to the Merlion on local postcards.

Architecture[edit]

Alternate view from across Singapore river

The building features a 6-storey podium clad in granite and aluminium panels. Tower tapers at the top where the bank logo is located. The top is clad with double-glazed blue reflective glass and an aluminium curtain wall panel.

18 September 2010 fire[edit]

A fire broke out at Maybank Tower early on the morning of 18 September 2010, burning through two letters of the Maybank logo atop the building. The bank's security guard was patrolling the building's surroundings along Battery Road at around 12.30 am when he spotted and reported the fire. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) put out the fire within 15 minutes by spraying two water jets from the roof top. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire at the 33rd floor where the Maybank neon sign is hoisted is under investigation. Structural engineers have inspected the stainless steel frames that hold the neon sign and reported that the building is structurally safe, said a Maybank spokesman.

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