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Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [2]



This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars being built to support the transfer girders for each of the three 14-storey segments. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. Bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters are seen in the Singapore River. Physical dimensions of original: 14 x 25 cm. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007

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