Kuala Lumpur, besides than its iconic Petronas Twin Towers which still stand today as the world’s tallest twin buildings, the city is also home to plenty of soaring skyscrapers. Currently, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has 17 buildings above 200 metres high respectively (including topped out or almost completed buildings). That figure does not includes telecommunication tower. Hence, the 421 metres tall KL Tower isn’t counted in. According to The Skyscraper Center from Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Kuala Lumpur is ranked 10th ‘tallest’ city in the world, and 15th in the world by number of buildings exceeding 150 metres height.
The city still has plenty of space, but people loves to build tall buildings anyway. Building skyscrapers is a symbol of strength to a nation’s economy and image to the rest of the world. The last time I wrote about the city’s top ten tallest buildings was on last year, and I’m sure I have to update the list now as it changes every year. That’s a good sign and indication that KL is on course to build tall buildings rapidly, but just not as ambitious as those cities from China or Dubai. The first two in the list never change for many years already, and it’s the Petronas Twin Towers (everybody knew it). But what are the next tallest buildings in the city after the twin towers? Here you go…
1 & 2. Petronas Twin Towers, 452 metres, 88 floors.
3. Telekom Tower, 310 metres, 55 floors.
4. Ilham Baru Tower, 298 metres, 64 floors. (Topped out, will complete next year).
5. Naza Tower 1, 273 metres, 50 floors. (Pending spire installation to reach its full height, will complete next year).
6. Petronas Tower 3, 267 metres, 60 floors.
7. Maybank Tower, 244 metres, 50 floors.
8. Vista Tower, 238 metres, 60 floors.
9. Felda Tower, 216 metres, 50 floors.
10. Maxis Tower, 212 metres, 49 floors.
I would like to include seven more (below) that has also surpassed 200 metres in building’s height respectively.
11. AmBank Tower, 210 metres, 50 floors.
12. KKR2 Tower, 210 metres, 37 floors.
13. The Troika Tower 3, 204 metres, 50 floors.
14 & 15. Berjaya Times Square Tower A & B, 203 metres, 48 floors.
16. K Residence, 202 metres, 52 floors.
17. Lot G Office Towers, 200 metres, 42 floors.
In two to three years time, there would be more than 20 buildings with over 200 metres high respectively in the city. Also not to forget the on-going construction of some supertall projects in KL like the KL118 Tower (618 metres, 118 floors) and Four Seasons Place (343 metres, 65 floors). Kuala Lumpur, my home city, has plenty of tall buildings, which made the city a pleasant sight to skyscrapers’ lovers like me.
More statistics regarding the city in terms of skyscrapers can be found here: http://skyscrapercenter.com/city/kuala-lumpur.
(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)