The Spires Of Singapore

Singapore has a new $343 million performing arts complex. But more than just theatres, The Esplanade — Theaters on the Bay is an architectural statement the city hopes will define it architecturally in the manner of the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Opera House in their respective cities. “Along with an 2,000-seat theater, the Esplanade boasts what is perhaps one of the world’s most acoustically meticulous concert halls. Besides, who could forget a building that is so, well, prickly?”