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Ocean Building at Collyer Quay in Singapore, 1970s [1]

This photograph shows an external front view of the Ocean Building which is under construction along Collyer Quay. Seven of the storeys that have been built are labelled. The last two storeys of the building are still covered with scaffolding, and steel piles and a large crane are seen on the topmost level. At ground level, a facade bearing the words "Ocean Building" spreads across the entrance. A long row of cars are parked outside the building's gate. The construction of this new Ocean Building involved pulling down the old Ocean Building that had stood at the site since 1923 as well as the Prince Building adjacent to it. The new building is designed to have a double convex shape with one its curved walls facing Collyer Quay and the other overlooking Raffles Place. The foundation stone of this new Ocean Building was laid on 26 March 1972 and it was completed in 1974. Title devised by Library staff.

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