One Raffles Place is one of the three tallest skyscrapers in the city of Singapore, sharing the title with the UOB Plaza One and Republic Plaza. Standing at 280 metres (919 feet) tall, it was the tallest building in the world outside North America at the time of its completion in 1986 until it was succeeded by the Bank of China Tower. 280 metres (919 feet) is the maximum height permitted by the National Aviation Authority. The building sits at the city centre of Raffles Place.
One Raffles Place's Tower 1, has been home to leading corporations for more than two decades. Designed by the late Kenzo Tange, it was the tallest building in the world outside the United States when it opened in 1988.
By mid 2010, 3 additional storeys will be added on top of the existing office tower. Two newly constructed floors, on Levels 61 and 62, have since been leased to a restaurant operator. The newly constructed roof Level 63 will be Singapore's tallest open-air viewing gallery. Visitors can drink in the 360-degree views of the entire city and beyond to the Straits of Singapore; or enjoy a meal to remember from this stunning location.
One Raffles Place's Tower 2 is currently under development. When completed, the prime 38 storey office tower with 1 level of basement will offer about 350,000 sq ft of office space with column free floor plates of about 11,000 sq ft. State-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable, the office building will be ready in year 2011 to usher in a new era of business success at One Raffles Place.