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Architects keen on conservation status for Pearl Bank

If URA gives its nod, other modern landmarks can also be protected

Published on May 8, 2014 8:16 AM

If the 38-year-old Pearl Bank Apartments gets the conservation green light, it could pave the way to preserve other buildings which have played a role in Singapore's residential architectural history.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has conserved more than 7,000 buildings, mostly shophouses and bungalows.

Now, for the first time, it has received an application to preserve a multi-strata private development.

If it gives its nod to Pearl Bank, architects say this will make it easier to protect other buildings with architectural, historic and social significance - such as the first Housing Board blocks in Queenstown which were built in 1960.

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