09 Nov '16, 4am

North-South Corridor’s impact on Ellison Building can be reduced: MND https://t.co/tfgf0dXZnJ

The impact of the North-South Corridor (NSC)’s construction on the 92-year-old Ellison Building can “be reduced to one corner shophouse unit, instead of a larger portion of the building”, said Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 8), citing recently concluded engineering studies. A prior assessment had stated that three units of the conserved structure on the edge of Selegie Road will have to be torn down to facilitate works on the NSC. These will be reconstructed and reinstated once the NSC is completed in 2026. Responding to Nominated Member of Parliament Kok Heng Leun’s question, Mr Lee said that the original alignment for the NSC would have impacted even more buildings, including Rex Cinema on Mackenzie Road, and several of the shophouse units at Ellison Building. “Nevertheless, we recognised the heritage value of ...

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