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Tallest public residential building in Singapore!


1G Cantonment Rd

Have you ever come across photos of these towers, and have always wondered what they were? Towering over the Tanjong Pagar shophouses are actually the world’s tallest public residential buildings. Standing at 50 storeys or 163m high, these public housing developments are atypical of Singapore’s Housing Development Board’s (HDB) public housing projects. The Pinnacle @ Duxton emerged as a winner at the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Annual Awards Programme 2019. The success of the building inspired the development of other high-rise public housing projects like SkyVille and SkyTerrace at Dawson located in the Queenstown neighbourhood.

Completed in 2009, The Pinnacle @ Duxton is home to 1,848 families in seven high-rise residential blocks. These blocks are linked by a series of sky bridges and sky gardens located on the 26th and 50th floors. Each of these sky gardens are 500m long, and forms the world’s two longest sky gardens. The heart of the city is not only home to the world’s tallest public housing buildings, but also the world’s longest sky bridges, and that is amazing! 

On the 26th storey sky bridge, you can find facilities such as a jogging track, fitness corner, outdoor gym and children’s playground. However, these facilities are only exclusive to residents. The general public can access only the 50th storey sky bridge, where you get to enjoy breathtaking views of the city at no cost at all! Do note that for safety reasons, only 1,000 people are allowed on each skybridge, at any one time. So, if you want to see Singapore from a higher vantage point, head on down to the Pinnacle @ Duxton when you’re here – just a ten minute walk Heritage Collection.

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