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New sightseeing tower in Bangkok

Post by Nereus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:34 pm

Sightseeing tower will be country's tallest structure

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -structure

The Finance Ministry plans to build a 459 metre sightseeing tower on state land by the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok at an estimated cost of 4 billion baht.

A source at the ministry said on Monday the Treasury Department was studying the implementation of the plan. The tower would be a public-private partnership project.

It would be built on four rai of state land on Charoen Nakhon Soi 7 in Klong San district. At 459 metres it would be the country's tallest structure, with seven lower floors, a 26-storey tower and two basement levels. Its combined usable area would be 22,282 square metres.

The private sector would build the new tourist landmark under a 30 year land lease agreement. The top floor of the tower would be a hall to honour the kings of the Chakri Dynasty and exhibit the work of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The admission fee for foreigners would be set at 750 baht, and half that for Thai visitors. It was expected to bring in revenue of 1.05 billion baht per year.
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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by prcscct » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:26 pm

Here we go again. My dick is bigger than yours Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Taipei, Tokyo etc. Bloody waste of money better used for so many other things. :roll: Pete :cheers:
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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by Bristolian » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:40 pm

The admission fee for foreigners would be set at 750 baht, and half that for Thai visitors. It was expected to bring in revenue of 1.05 billion baht per year.
I'm sure that The Finance Ministry will have got its sums right :rasta: but that's an awful lot of visitors
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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by Big Boy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:57 pm

I hope they aren't including my 750 Baht in their calculations.
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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by prcscct » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:09 pm

Ego maniacs out of control, probably on drugs as well. Call Duterte, another Asian genius. Joy to the world! :banghead: Pete :cheers:
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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by Bristolian » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:42 pm

If they can achieve a 4 year ROI on the cost of design, land propitiation and build, where do I sign up as an investor...... no maybe not!.

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Re: New sightseeing tower

Post by prcscct » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:51 pm

^ You forgot the Bangkok Eye ferris wheel. Such fun to frivolously spend other people's money. It's a right of passage apparently for every government official worldwide. :( Pete :cheers:
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Re: New sightseeing tower in Bangkok

Post by Takiap » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:17 pm

Not sure is this is the same tower mentioned in the OP, but according to Wikipedia......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama_IX_Super_Tower


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