Beautiful Buildings

As I was passing Central World Plaza (aka World Trade Centre) yesterday, I marvelled at how much that area has changed in a year. The specific area I’m referring to is not Central World Plaza itself but the office building next door to it, which I don’t know the name of.

Just over a year ago, this building was a slab of concrete jutting into the sky and has been transformed into one of the more beautiful buildings in Bangkok. I don’t have a photograph of what it looked like before but I’ll try to get one today of how it is now.

The most disappointing aspect of it is that, while the building is beautiful (I wouldn’t want to be the window cleaner), the skytrain is blocking what could have been an amazing view.

Now all we need is for Siam Paragon (the new ‘high society’ shopping complex) to be completed and that will be the end of construction in this area of Bangkok for a while – hopefully.

UPDATE: The stupid battery of my stupid digital camera (a crappy Canon Ixus i) is stuffing up so I haven’t been able to get that photo I promised yet, I’ll try to do it this weekend.

5 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on February 8th, 2005 @ 10:08 am

    There will be nothing “hi-so” about Paragon at all. At over 90,000 sqm of space, with massive food courts, cinemas, bowling alleys, and an aquarium, it is clearly meant to attract the tourists and local masses.

  2. him (unregistered) on February 8th, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    and that will be the end of construction in this area of Bangkok for a while.”

    Hahaha hahhaha hahahahahahaha hahahahahah eheh ahdhhdha hahahahah eheheheheheh heheheheheh eheeehheeeeh!

    I can only say:
    a) you wish
    b) AS IF!

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on February 8th, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    A good insult in Bangkok is “May a construction site spring up next to your bedroom window” :)

    I wonder how to say that in Thai… anyway, we can dream that construction will come to an end can’t we?

  4. office tower (unregistered) on February 8th, 2005 @ 7:11 pm

    the office tower is part of the central world plaza complex. there is a hotel coming up behind that and the renovation of the shopping mall to follow.
    fyi – the office tower, hotel and mall were all planned well over a decade ago but couldn’t be finished because the developer – Mr. Wanglee something – ran out of money during the 1997 financial crisis.

  5. kashif (unregistered) on June 16th, 2005 @ 2:46 pm

    i looked you buildings that are beautiful and glorious

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