Happy Friday friends! As we all know, KL is renowned for many reasons. First, we have delicious street food that will never leave us hungry. Then, we have plenty of architecture that is impressive such as Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, Saloma Link, and more. Today, we’re here to let you guys know that we are once again mapping KL in the international arena. Why? Because in 2021, KL will welcome the world’s 2nd tallest building known as Merdeka 118. Keep reading to find out more!
Merdeka 118 Set To Be Malaysia’s Tallest Building At 678.9 Meters
This new skyscraper with its official name, Merdeka 118 is also known as PNB 118. The reason for the building’s name is that it’s owned and developed by one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). In addition to that, the building will have 118-stories, hence the name PNB 118.
Set to be the 2nd tallest building in the world, Merdeka 118 measures 678.9 meters, right after the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa at 828 meters.
As for its location, Merdeka 118 will be situated in between Stadium Merdeka & Stadium Negara. The location also contributes to its official name too! Now, we have even more fun facts about Merdeka 118. The design of the building is inspired by the silhouette of Tun Abdul Rahman’s iconic hand-raise while chanting ‘Merdeka’ seven times back in 1963.
So, this building is actually a commemoration of one of Malaysia’s most iconic moments, Hari Merdeka. The architect behind this stunning building is Fender Katsalidis from Australia. Katsalidis was the same architect behind the Eureka building in Australia.
Now, let’s venture a little deeper into Merdeka 118. Essentially, this building will house 83-storeys of Grade A-offices, 17-storeys of Park Hyatt Hotel, and the remaining 18-storeys for an observation deck, VIP lounge, sky lobby, restaurants, and more.
The entire complex will be completed in 3 phases. Phase 1 will be the Merdeka 118 building itself and will be completed in 2021, while the final phase (3 buildings surrounding Merdeka 118) will be completed in 2024.
If you’re a huge fan of architecture, go ahead and read the entire Twitter thread here:
Dekat Kuala Lumpur, mesti korang perasan ada satu bangunan baru dalam pembinaan yang tinggi menjulang! Lagi tinggi dari KLCC, TRX & Menara KL.
Tahukah korang, bangunan tu kalau dah siap, ia akan jadi bangunan KEDUA TERTINGGI DI DUNIA selepas Burj Khalifa!
Ini adalah bebenang: pic.twitter.com/dFHd25Q4Sh
— Skyscrapers MY 🇲🇾 (@SkyscrapersMY) September 1, 2020
The Building Will Be Completed In 2021
Without a doubt, this new skyscraper will be the most raved topic among Malaysians upon its completion next year. Besides, who can resist a sleek yet history-entwined building such as Merdeka 118? Let us know what you think about this! Bye!
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