The Overseas Union Bank Center is the 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 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 is the maximum height permitted by the National Aviation Authority. The building sits at the city centre of Raffles Place.
Frenchman Alain Robert, well known for climbing skyscrapers, attempted a climb on this building in 2000. After reaching the 21st floor, Robert was persuaded by the police to give up and climbed back into the building through a window on the 23rd floor.
Status Constructed Completed 1988 Use Height Office, Retail 280 m (919 ft)
280 m (919 ft)