Archive for February, 2008

Spinning a tall story.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

It’s hard to walk along the shoreline of Marina Bay in Singapore these days. Most of the waterfront is undergoing some form of redevelopment. There’s the Sands casino, a double helix pedestrian bridge, various office and residential towers and the now obligatory Giant Observation Wheel (and don’t you go calling it a Ferris Wheel..).

The Singapore Flyer opens in March and will it seems, be the biggest of its kind in the world.

The base building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa with local architects DP.  The engineering is by Brendon McNiven at Arup, who also worked on the London Eye.


Still Life in the Fast Lane

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

In the outer Melbourne suburb of Ringwood, the finishing touches are being put on one section the new Eastlink road connection which links the eastern Freeway to Frankston and beyond. The 40km roadway has been designed by Wood Marsh, also responsible for the multi award winning Eastern Freeway noise walls, completed in 1995.