Partially constructed Asia Insurance Building, 1950s : exterior

This photograph shows the partially completed Asia Insurance Building, with its location at the junction of Raffles Quay and Finlayson Green. The building was designed by one of Singapore's pioneer architects, Ng Keng Siang. The stepped roof with its concrete crown at the apex constitutes one of the distinctive features of the building's façade. The building has been renamed as Ascott Singapore Raffles Place as part of its redevelopment to serviced apartments by the Ascott Group, a division of CapitaLand. 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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  • Architecture and Landscape>>Building Types>>Commercial Buildings
  • Building--Singapore--Photographs
  • Commercial buildings--Design and construction--Photographs
  • Arts>>Architecture>>Public and commercial buildings
  • Business, finance and industry>>Industry>>Construction and real estate>>Buildings construction

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