AXA Tower

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AXA Tower
八珊顿道
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Former namesSingapore Treasury Building
Temasek Tower
Alternative names8 Shenton Way (八珊顿道)
General information
TypeCommercial
Address8 Shenton Way, Singapore 068811
CountryDowntown Core, Singapore
Coordinates1°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
Named forAXA
Completed1986
OwnerMGP Raffle Pte Ltd
Height
Roof234.7 m (770 ft)
Technical details
Floor count52
Lifts/elevators22
Design and construction
ArchitectThe Stubbins Associates
Architects 61
Architects Team 3
DeveloperSingapore Ministry of Finance
Main contractorMGP Raffle Pte Ltd
References
[1][2][3]

AXA Tower, also known as 8 Shenton Way (Chinese: 八珊顿道;Chinese: Bā Shān Dùn Dǎo) and formerly The Treasury and Temasek Tower, is the 16th-tallest skyscraper in the city of Singapore, with at 234.7 m (770 ft). The tower is currently the tallest cylindrical building in the world.

Background[edit]

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. The building also houses the Embassy of Belgium on the 14th floor.

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]

  1. ^ AXA Tower at Emporis
  2. ^ "AXA Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ AXA Tower at Structurae
  4. ^ "Completion of the divestment of Temasek Tower" (PDF). CapitaLand. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2009-11-12.

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