There’s a lot of construction going on around central Bangkok, as usual. travelling through Siam everyday means I get a good look at the progress being made.
Siam Paragon was originally slated to open in November, I think, and it’s a good thing they changed to a later date because only now are the important parts of the structure coming together. I haven’t noticed any stores being setup, though there is a big Hermes sign on two of the windows. The building is finally starting to look like a finished product and I only wish I had a working camera to show a photo of it.
Next door the renovations to Siam Centre are coming along nicely. Although it’s a little hard to tell in areas, they’re re-doing the steps (I don’t know what was wrong with the previous steps), the new glass facade is nearly completed and those big metal things on the roof are mostly in place. Hopefully it’s worth the wait.
A little down the street the renovations to Central World Plaza are going strong, although reconstruction is probably a better term. The changes being made to the building are not merely cosmetic, the building itself is being expanded and will also connect to the sky walk bewteen Siam and Chit Lom. Apparently there’s even going to be a hotel there! Thank god Central Group bought the place though, because it was a real slum before that.
If anyone has, or can take, photos of these constructions I’d be happy to post them here (with due credit, of course).