The River (skyscraper)

The River is a 258 m (846 ft) tall skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] On the banks of the Chao Phraya River opposite the Shangri-La Hotel, the building has around 70 floors of residential condominiums and was completed in 2011.[2]

The River
The River South Tower Bangkok.jpg
General information
StatusCompleted
LocationBangkok, Thailand
Completed2012
Height258 m (846 ft)
Technical details
Floor count74 (South Tower), 45 (North Tower)
Design and construction
DeveloperRaimon Land

Developed by Raimon Land, the project consists of two buildings, a taller south tower adjacent to the river, and a slightly smaller north tower which is offset from the front tower so that both towers can enjoy river views. The 74-floor The River South[2] was the second tallest building in Thailand comprising entirely freehold condominiums[1] and was the country tallest residential building.[3]

The 152 m (499 ft) 45-floor north tower includes a mix of both freehold condominiums either owned or rented, and a section of the tower which is a serviced apartment operated by Klapsons,[4] a Singapore hotel chain whose owner was also a major shareholder of Raimon Land.[5] 14 out of 84 service apartment units were later sold as condominium units[6]

Facilities include a 120 m river promenade, gym, several swimming pools, gardens, and adjacent community mall retail space at VUE, also owned and operated by Raimon Land, which opened in 2012.[7] VUE was to be converted into hotel under the brand Kitch Hotel.[6]

AwardsEdit

The River has been recognized as a landmark development in Thailand, winning the prestigious Thailand Property Award "Best Luxury Condo Bangkok" Award in 2012, as well as "Best Condo Development" in the same year.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The River South Tower Facts : CTBUH Skyscraper Database". CTBUH. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The River South Tower, Bangkok | 266340". Emporis. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  3. ^ Defterios, John (24 December 2013). "Regal apartments fit for Bangkok's River of Kings". CNN. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  4. ^ "The River North Tower, Bangkok | 266341". Emporis. Retrieved 2022-05-03.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Six new projects transform skyline". Bangkok Post. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  6. ^ a b "RML looks to hotels for long term". Bangkok Post. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Bangkok's Riverside Area Popular for New Condos". Nation. 25 Dec 2012. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Thailand Property Awards 2012 Winners Unveiled". Pattaya Today. 29 Oct 2012. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2015.

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Coordinates: 13°43′16″N 100°30′39″E / 13.72111°N 100.51083°E / 13.72111; 100.51083