New 7th Storey Hotel – Another victim of Singapore development

Do you notice a tilting building along Rocher Road near bugis junction? I’ve always find that building weird. Not only was it tilting, it is standing alone in the middle of nowhere.
Well, come end this year, it will no longer be standing alone. In fact, it wouldn’t be standing anymore. The building will be demolished to make way for the new Bugis MRT station for the Downtown Line. I was quite shocked when I hear the news. Land Transport Authority said that the hotel is not an iconic building and has no conservation status. The building used to be a 5 star hotel and the tallest building in Beach Road area.
How many tilting building do we have in Singapore? Doesn’t it has any conservation value? No? The building even have a manually operated lift. Have you seen a manually operated lift before? Isn’t that worth conserving?
It’s sad to see a special building like New 7th Storey Hotel being demolished for new development. This reminds me of the time when they demolish the old national library to build a stupid tunnel that shorten the traveling time by only a minute.
Join the “Save the 7th Storey Hotel” facebook group today.

4 comments

  1. its quite sad la. to see the sign everytime it pass by it when reaching the office.
    its not iconic, yes. but its unique godammit! it was the very first tallest hotel in beach road! Thus the name. “New! 7 Storey Hotel”. So proud of being the tallest back then.
    i have to agree with you. this is another case of hit and ‘what-do-we-care’ run. just like the national library 🙁

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