AXA Tower, also known as 8 Shenton Way and formerly The Treasury and Temasek Tower, is the 16th-tallest skyscraper in the city of Singapore, at 234.7 m. The tower is currently the tallest cylindrical building in the world.
Built in 1986 as Treasury Building, it has 52 stories and is one of the prominent buildings in the business district. The tower houses 16 double-deck elevators supplied by Otis. Singapore’s present Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, once had his office in the building. The building was renamed Temasek Tower when the Ministry of Finance relocated to The Treasury on High Street. Advertising agency BBDO Worldwide hosts its Asia Pacific Headquarters there.
In April 2007, CapitaLand sold Temasek Tower to MGP Raffle Pte Ltd. Temasek Tower is now known as the AXA Tower. The building also houses the Embassy of Belgium on the 14th floor. In May 2020, Alibaba Group has agreed to buy a 50 percent stake in AXA Tower that values the property at S2.68 billion.
The structure consists of steel beams cantilevered from a cylindrical concrete core. This allows full 360° views at the perimeter, unobstructed by perimeter columns.
According to en.wikipedia.org