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  • Today, on the island of Singapore, the next phase of skyscraper evolution is underway.

  • And this time it's about building sideways.

  • You can say we're bringing the ground to the sky.

  • And you can say in an equally challenging way we're bringing the sky down to earth.

  • World-famous architect Moshe Safdie is pioneering a radical new vision of what the skyscraper can be.

  • Safdie designed the beautiful $6 billion Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore.

  • Bringing the new concept of 'horizontal' to the skyscraper...

  • A giant platform, large enough to park four A-380 passenger jets, creates space for gardens,

  • swimming pools and sun-decks. Six hundred feet off the ground.

  • I thought that would have an amazing magic to it and it would actually serve a very functional purpose of creating open public space,

  • with a connection with nature that you couldn't possibly do any other way.

  • You look over the edge and you have a sense of where you are

  • but at the same time it's like a place you would find you are not on the ground

  • only you are somehow elevated.

Today, on the island of Singapore, the next phase of skyscraper evolution is underway.

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