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Time to celebrate locally designed icons

Golden Mile Complex's stepped building profile and plinth-like podium on the side facing Beach Road are some of the key features that have to be retained. PHOTO: ST FILE
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It shouldn't always be Moshe Safdie's Marina Bay Sands that gets top billing as an architectural icon.

The Republic has its own post-independence landmarks to boast of, such as Golden Mile Complex - a monolithic cruise ship permanently docked at Kallang Basin - Taman Jurong's blocks 63 to 66, linked in a striking diamond layout, and People's Park Complex, which reinvented Chinatown's energetic public spaces within its massive atria.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline Time to celebrate locally designed icons. Subscribe