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  • OCBC Centre, 1974 : night view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the construction of the OCBC Centre in progress. 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. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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...
  • Marina Bay under construction, 1985 : panoramic view

    Economy · Politics and Government · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows Marina Bay during the construction stage with boats and barges in the water. Parts of the areas surrounding the bay can also be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction site near Singapore River : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of bumboats in the Singapore river and its surrounding area, set against Singapore's skyline. The construction of financial skyscrapers in Singapore's Central Business District (CBD) continues unabated near UOB Building (now UOB Plaza Tower 2) and OCBC Centre. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
  • Metropole Hotel : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the Metropole Hotel under construction, with its façade covered in scaffolding. The name of the hotel has since been changed to Naumi Hotel. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Painter at a construction site : profile [1]

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a worker painting the exterior wall of a structure at a construction site. The young man is using a paint roller, attached to an extension pole, to give it the best finish. Next to him is a bucket of paint for the paint job. Physical dimensions of...
  • Partially constructed Asia Insurance Building, 1950s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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...
  • Construction of Saiboo Street godown : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    The photograph shows men at work in the construction of a godown in Saiboo Street. The workmen are seen on the ground, scaffolding and on top of the semi-completed structure. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : general view [3]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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...
  • Signboard at Fontana Garden construction site : general view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a signboard erected at the site to advertise a planned development of eleven bungalows at Fontana Garden. The names of the developer and architects are also given. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : general view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction. 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...
  • Construction site next to Civilian Memorial : aerial view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an aerial view of the construction site next to the Civilian Memorial, affectionately called the "chopsticks" memorial. Being built was the Westin Stamford Hotel, Westin Plaza and Raffles City. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre : night scene

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction, with other commercial buildings in the vicinity. Lights from the OCBC Centre and the surrounding buildings can be seen in the dusk. At the building site are a pair of tower cranes, one at each of the two concrete pillars...
  • OCBC Centre under construction : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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,...
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : general view [1]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph showing the OCBC Centre under construction. 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...
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1970s : panoramic view [3]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    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...
  • Painter at a construction site : profile [2]

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a worker painting the exterior wall of a structure at a construction site. The young man is using a paint roller, attached to an extension pole, to give it the best finish. Next to him is a bucket of paint for the paint job. Physical dimensions of...
  • Benjamin Sheares Bridge under construction, 1970s : general view [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a section of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge under construction. The buildings in the Central Business District form the background against Singapore's skyline. Built over reclaimed land, the Bridge links the East Coast Parkway to Marina Bay. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Construction of OCBC Centre, 1973 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the construction of the OCBC Centre in the early stages, with the first of the three window segments being built. 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...
  • Fontana Garden : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Transportation · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows houses under construction at Fontana Garden. Several trucks can be seen at the building site. Title devised by Library staff.
  • The Riverwalk construction site near Singapore River : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Shown in this photograph are bumboats (also called twakows or tongkangs) in the Singapore River. Seen near Elgin Bridge is OCBC Centre on the left and the building site for the Riverwalk on the right. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Workers at a construction site : rear view

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1980s photograph shows two workers wearing industrial safety helmets, at a construction site. One of them is painting the exterior wall of a structure, using a paint roller that is attached to an extension pole. Next to them is a bucket of paint. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm....