Entry no.: 1198
24 Dec 2010, 7:40 PM
The Sands SkyPark is an architectural masterpiece sitting on top of the three hotel towers at Marina Bay Sands, at 200 meters in the sky and the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.
Yep, those are the 67 meters.
The Sands SkyPark is a 1.2 hectare/12,400 square meters tropical oasis—large enough to park four-and- a-half A380 jumbo jets. As large as three football fields.
At floor 57, housed by The Sands SkyPark, the 150-meter infinity swimming pool is the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. The SkyPark also boasts rooftop restaurants, nightclubs, gardens hundreds of trees and plants and a public observatory.
The Float at Marina Bay is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir, in Marina Bay, Singapore.
Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 120 meters long and 83 meters wide, which is 5% larger than the soccer field at the National Stadium.
The platform can bear up to 1,070 tones, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tones of stage props and three 30-tone military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.
Middle-top in the picture is the The Esplanade—I wrote about it two years ago.
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore, and the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the land.
The resort was designed by Moshe Safdie Architects. The local architect of record was Aedas Singapore. The consortium won in a bid were participants were assessed based on four criteria:
- tourism appeal and contribution;
- architectural concept and design;
- development investment;
- strength of the consortium and partners.
Not price? Not shady cheapness, nor friendship with the president—like we assess bidders in Romania? Interesting.
Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest—the two cooled conservatories—in construction at Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government that further transforms Singapore from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’, in which the city is woven into a green and floral tapestry. This aims to raise the quality of life in Singapore with a more holistic and all-encompassing program that enhances greenery and flora in the city.
I like—and respect—this city more and more each day.