US firm behind Burj Khalifa to work with local architects to design Singapore's tallest building

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been engaged to redevelop the former AXA Tower site into a 63-storey project. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - The American architecture firm behind Dubai's famed Burj Khalifa tower will design what will be Singapore's tallest skyscraper.

The Straits Times understands that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been engaged by Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding and a Perennial Holdings-led consortium to redevelop the former AXA Tower site at 8 Shenton Way into a 63-storey office, retail, residential and hotel project.

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