Going, going, gone? Singapore heritage group proposes measures to prolong life of post-independence buildings

Pearl Bank Apartments (middle) is likely to be demolished, while Golden Mile Complex (above) will be put up for sale en bloc. The fate of People's Park Complex hangs in the balance, given the collective sale fever.
The fate of People's Park Complex hangs in the balance, given the collective sale fever.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Pearl Bank Apartments (middle) is likely to be demolished, while Golden Mile Complex (above) will be put up for sale en bloc. The fate of People's Park Complex hangs in the balance, given the collective sale fever.
Pearl Bank Apartments (above) is likely to be demolished, while Golden Mile Complex will be put up for sale en bloc. FILE PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO, ST
Pearl Bank Apartments (middle) is likely to be demolished, while Golden Mile Complex (above) will be put up for sale en bloc. The fate of People's Park Complex hangs in the balance, given the collective sale fever.
Pearl Bank Apartments is likely to be demolished, while Golden Mile Complex (above) will be put up for sale en bloc. FILE PHOTOS: LIANHE ZAOBAO, ST

Heritage group proposes measures to prolong life of post-independence buildings

When Pearl Bank Apartments, People's Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex were completed in the 1970s, they were considered bold, innovative pieces of architecture.

Yet in just over 40 years, the buildings, which sit on prime land in the Chinatown and Beach Road areas, may soon be torn down.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2018, with the headline 'Going, going, gone?'. Print Edition | Subscribe