First walkabout around KLCC since coming back from Australia
I went to Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) recently to settle some stuff. When I was done, I spent another extra half an hour walking around that area which is always one of my favourite things to do. Why? It’s because there are a lot of skyscrapers over there for me to view, particularly the ones that are new or undergoing construction with visible progress. I was not around in KL for just 9 months, and I noticed some obvious differences to the city’s skyline particularly in this KLCC region.
More and more tall buildings are being constructed in the city. It’s a good sign of growth of the city, but still not as booming as compared to any cities in China or in Dubai. There are still a lot of empty lands in the city with huge potential for many developments.
Here below are some of the images I have taken during my walkabout. I could have walk a lot more but came to a halt due to rain. It was cloudy the whole day.
The twin towers shown above are the Le Nouvel Residences. The towers, linked by a pedestrian bridge on the air and a podium on the base, are located right besides the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Designed by famous international architect, Jean Nouvel, the towers stood out due to the vertical rods and random planter boxes for landscaping to envelope all four faces of each towers. The last time I saw them was before I left to Australia in past February when the landscaping has just been installed and not grown yet, hence the effect is not immediately visible. Now, it looks great for the towers which I think will be officially opened next year with current on-going remaining interior works. The taller of the twin towers reaches a height of 200 metres.
Shown above is the W Hotel and Residences tower which is still under construction but I think has topped out (structure reaching final height). It has 55 floors and will be among the 10 tallest buildings in Malaysia at a height of 235 metres. This tower also sits besides the Petronas Twin Towers.
Shown above is also another under-construction project that has finally displayed some highly visible progress. It’s the Four Seasons Place KL. This project had went through several delays and also redesigns in the past. It’s also located right next to the Petronas Twin Towers, or to be more precise, right to Maxis Tower. This tower comprising of luxurious hotel and residences will be 343 metres tall with 65 floors.
Few more pictures taken from KLCC Park below:
Last but not least, a walk around KLCC is never complete without this picture below of the Petronas Twin Towers, still the tallest twin buildings in the world.
And since Christmas is around the corner, one more picture of the twin towers in the evening with a huge decorated X’mas tree taken on my birthday yesterday.
That view above is magical!
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