Tallest Buildings (Structures) In Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

Tallest Buildings (Structures) In Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

1) Petronas Twin Towers

Height : 452 meters

Completed : 1998

2) Menara Kuala Lumpur

Height : 421 meters

Completed 1996

The world's fourth tallest communications tower, it stands atop Bukit Nanas at 94m above sea level and was built with 45,000 cubic meters of sturdy concrete. The tower was moved from its initial location to avoid felling down a 100-year-old Jelutong tree.

3) Menara Telekom

Height : 310 meters

Completed : 2001

Said to have derived its curvilinear structure from an abstract painting of a bamboo shoot by renowned Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin, this arresting piece of architecture is made even more unique by 22 open sky gardens that alternate at every three floors.

4) Menara Maybank

Height : 244 meters

Completed : 1988

Prior to the Petronas Twin Towers, for 10 years this was the country's tallest skyscraper. The result of an architectural design competition, the building consists of two vertical blocks that appear to push against each other in opposite directions.

5) Empire Tower

Height : 238 meters

Completed : 1994

Residing on Jalan Tun Razak, this office building relies on repetition and a simplistic contemporary design to further exaggerate its 60-storey height. Its form presents a dichotomy of strength and elegance, depending on whether you're viewing its broad front or its slender side.

6) Menara Maxis

Height : 212 meters

Completed 1998

Though neighbor to the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Maxis manages to hold its own ground with an impressive futuristic facade characterized by aluminum and glass spandrels. Its 49th floor is crowned by a series of stepping trellises designed to conceal communication equipment.

7) Bangunan AmFinance

Height : 210 meters

Completed : 1998

A unique skyscraper design that owes its significant form to classic architectural styles of previous decades: vertical concrete fins from the 70s, glass curtain wall from the 80s and a decorative crown synonymous with 1990s architecture. The result? A cosmopolitan masterpiece.

8) Berjaya Times Square KL

Height : 203 meters

Completed : 2003

Kuala Lumpur's (KL) other twin towers are linked by a massive shopping centre and a hotel to make up Berjaya Times Square KL, touted to be the world's largest building ever built in a single phase. The two towers house 900 luxurious suites.

9) Menara Multi-Purpose

Height : 198 meters

Completed : 1994

Situated in Capital Square along Jalan Munshi Abdullah, this office tower reveals a horizontal striped facade that looks to have been extended from an inner shaft. The layers of external skin cascades downward like fabric, appearing to conceal the buildings more exposed bottom half.

10) Maju Tower

Height : 196 meters

Completed : 2002

Part of Maju Perdana, an integrated commercial development located at the junction of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Sultan Ismail, this development's contemporary design utilizes contrasting geometric masses and building forms to symbolize the integration of the old and the new characteristics of its busy surroundings.

11) Menara Standard Chartered

Height : 193 meters

Completed : 1990

Easily one of Kuala Lumpur's (KL) more dynamic architectural forms, it is reminiscent of an ascending row of dominos. The building is known for its surprisingly spacious and practical interiors and was rightfully awarded the Best Office Development 2006 prize by the International Real Estate Federation.

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