Public safety justifies building facade's recladding: Judge

Above: In 2004, a panel fell off Centennial Tower's facade from the 29th storey. The incident, in which no one was hurt, led Millenia to sue Dragages and Builders Shop in 2006, and the parties reached a settlement in 2007.
Above: In 2004, a panel fell off Centennial Tower's facade from the 29th storey. The incident, in which no one was hurt, led Millenia to sue Dragages and Builders Shop in 2006, and the parties reached a settlement in 2007.ST FILE PHOTOS
Above: Debris from a stone panel that fell from the 25th floor of Centennial Tower in 2011, seven years after the first incident. Two passers-by were injured.
Above: Debris from a stone panel that fell from the 25th floor of Centennial Tower in 2011, seven years after the first incident. Two passers-by were injured.

Owner of tower, from which stone panels fell in two incidents, wins High Court lawsuit

For reasons of public safety, among others, a High Court judge made clear the owner of Centennial Tower was justified in recladding the entire facade of the 35-storey building, from which two stone panels had fallen.

The recladding, which one expert said would cost $20 million, was the only justifiable course, rather than alternative rectification works suggested.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Public safety justifies building facade's recladding: Judge'. Print Edition | Subscribe