The Pillars of Commerce


A Certain Slant of Light Photography

The Marina Bay Sands hotel, designed by the acclaimed Moshe Safdie, are split into three towers and topped with a curving deck that houses the Infinity Pool and an observation point. When it was first unveiled, I recall a local architect bemoaning the fact that one of the most prominent structure in the Singapore skyline would be a casino. Almost three to four years on, I can’t imagine the downtown area without this structure, temples of commerce gleaming with promise or threats of ruin, depending on one’s point of view.


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