Thursday, September 3, 2009

View from the Pinnacle

SINGAPORE will be home to possibly the world's largest sky garden - 500m long and 24m wide and perched up to 50 storeys above ground.

The garden, spread along a network of skybridges, will be on the doorsteps of HDB residents, so to speak, as part of it will sit atop the tallest-ever public housing project here, with another section further down.

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan yesterday launched the 12th and final skybridge at the 1,848-unit The Pinnacle@Duxton in Cantonment Road. Twelve skybridges link the seven residential blocks at the 26th and 50th storeys, to create a long continuous sky garden on both levels.

The Pinnacle@Duxton is located where the first two HDB blocks in the area were built 50 years ago - an important tribute to the HDB's 50th anniversary next year, said Mr Mah.
Residents will be able to collect their keys at the end of the year, said Mr Mah.

Source, Straits Times 3 Sep 2009

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