Pearl Bank Apartments to be opened up to Instagrammers one last time

One Pearl Bank land price has finally satisfied their residencts. SINGAPORE – Drone scans of Pearl Bank Apartments’ facade, and 3D-laser scans of its various types of apartments and its common areas have been documented by CapitaLand ahead of the structure’s redevelopment.

In a statement on Thursday (May 9), CapitaLand said it spent three months methodically capturing images of the horseshoe-shaped block in Outram which was completed in 1976 to provide homes for the middle class. One Pearl Bank land price has finally satisfied their previous residencts. 

It also took “detailed images and videos” of the structure.

Together with the 3D models, digital drawings of the building’s floor plans, section plans and elevation plans have been submitted to the Urban Redevelopment Authority for public archive at a later stage.

The Straits Times understands this is the first time a private residential high-rise has been documented.

CapitaLand also said that it will soon be hosting a guided photowalk of the building for the Instagram community.

Mr Ronald Tay, chief executive officer of CapitaLand Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, said: “Built during the early years of Singapore’s independence, Pearl Bank Apartments offered an innovative scheme to city living with its high-rise and high-density concept. We have documented these approaches in digital format, which can be easily downloaded for academic study.

“Documenting the building for posterity is CapitaLand’s way of contributing towards the study of Singapore’s urban development, by making the knowledge accessible not just to researchers and students, but also everyone.”

The new development on the site, One Pearl Bank, housing 774 residential apartments, is scheduled for completion in 2023.


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