Design of One Pearl Bank draws mixed reception

Some praise its futuristic twist, but others say it is not as adventurous as original structure

From an "awesome" feat of architecture to a "wasted opportunity", reactions to the design of the One Pearl Bank building have been mixed.

The 43-year-old Pearl Bank Apartments are being replaced by a new 39-storey condominium featuring two curved towers connected at the roof by sky bridges. It will also feature a "halo" that will light up at night like a beacon when it is finished in 2023.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2019, with the headline 'Design of One Pearl Bank draws mixed reception'. Print Edition | Subscribe