This is a photograph showing OCBC Centre under construction. The 52-storey building, designed by I.M. Pei, is a tower of three window segments supported by two solid pillars. It was the tallest building in Singapore and Southeast Asia when completed in 1976. A unique building of historical and architectural significance, it helped to define Singapore’s financial district and skyline. Bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) and goods lighters are seen in the busy Singapore River. Title devised by Library staff.
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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