Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Malaysia Related Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
CTBUH Malaysia: How to Improve Design and Build Efficiency
21 Jul 2016, Kuala Lumpur – Event Report
CTBUH Malaysia held its inaugural event in the Malaysian Petroleum Club at Petronas Towers, kindly supported by KLCC and Turner International Malaysia.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015
Jan 2016 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2015 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
19-29 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
2003 Kuala Lumpur Conference: Strategies for Performance
20-23 Oct 2003, Kuala Lumpur – Conference
This conference took place in Kuala Lumpur, the city that then held the title of containing the World’s Tallest Buildings.
1999 Kuala Lumpur Conference: The Tall Building and the City
3-4 May 1999, Kuala Lumpur – Conference
The 1999 International Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur on The Tall Building and the City from May 3rd-4th.
1982 Kuala Lumpur Conference: Design for Local Environment
17-20 Aug 1982, Kuala Lumpur – Conference
1982 Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Asian Regional Conference on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat: Design for Local Environment.

Featured Tall Buildings in Malaysia

Menara Telekom

Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur

Menara Telekom is shaped to represent a bamboo shoot and features 22 skygardens located every three floors.

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

The Troika

The Troika, Kuala Lumpur

The three tower complex is located on the edge of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and features apartments, offices, shops, and restaurants.

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Malaysia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Malaysia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Patron

KLCC Property Holdings Berhad KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
PROP OWN DEV FIN

Donor

PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Berhad
DEV PROP OWN

Participant

Perunding Kos T & K Sdn Bhd Perunding Kos T & K Sdn Bhd
COST
Selangor Properties Bhd Selangor Properties Bhd
DEV

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CTBUH Malaysia

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017, CTBUH Journal Paper Report – CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or…

CTBUH Malaysia: How to Improve Design and Build Efficiency

21 Jul 2016, Event Report – CTBUH Malaysia held its inaugural event in the Malaysian Petroleum Club at Petronas…

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2015

Jan 2016, CTBUH Journal Paper Report – CTBUH has determined that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater…

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Matthew Gaal

City Representative

Matthew Gaal
Woods Bagot, Kuala Lumpur

Faudziah Ibrahim

CTBUH Advisory Group

Faudziah Ibrahim
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, Kuala Lumpur

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Multi-Tower, Transit-Oriented Master Plan Proposed for Cyberjaya
16 Jun 2017 – Cyberjaya, Malaysia
A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for…
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Paradigm Mall in Johor Baru to Open in November 2017
25 May 2017 – Johor Baru, Malaysia
Paradigm Mall Johor Baru is set to open its doors in November this year. The project comprises commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential uses across 120,770 square…
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Bandar Malaysia Complex on Hold as Government Cancels Development Deal
11 May 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia’s biggest real estate project, the Bandar Malaysia complex, is in turmoil after the government canceled – without warning – a deal with its Chinese-Malaysian…
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Plans Resurrected for Kuala Lumpur’s Plaza Rakyat Development
19 Apr 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The once abandoned Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur will soon be redeveloped into a landmark that the developer says will be the most significant addition to the city since…
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New Details Emerge on Kuala Lumpur Supertall
24 Mar 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Project stakeholders announced in December 2016 that the 236-key hotel portion of the 65-story Four Seasons Place will open in early 2018, and as the date nears, new…
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Construction Begins on Signature Tower in Kuala Lumpur
3 May 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 439-meter Signature Tower has officially started construction with a foundation concrete pour. The building will not surpass the height of the Petronas Towers, but it…
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Waterfront Master Plan Development Proposed for Johor Bahru
29 Apr 2016 – Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Planned as a major new integrated community, Tebrau Waterfront Residences will incorporate waterfront villas and high-rise residential apartments complemented by…
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Luxury Apartment Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur City Center
14 Mar 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Developer I-Berhad has unveiled plans for the high-end 8 Kia Peng residences in Kuala Lumpur’s city center – the company’s first project outside of its flagship 72-acre (…
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Mega Development Proposed for Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur
12 Feb 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction has already begun on several major projects as part of the redevelopment of Kampung Baru, an ethnic enclave in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. 15 others are in…
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Ambitious Forest City Development Planned for Malaysia
8 Feb 2016 – Iskandar, Malaysia
Sasaki Associates recently unveiled some preliminary details regarding an ambitious mixed-use development. Dubbed Forest City, the multi-phase project is billed as a…
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50-Story Naza Tower Launched in Kuala Lumpur
11 Nov 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Naza Group has launched its 50-story Naza Tower headquarters at KLCC's Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. The Grade A…
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Plans Called Off For Kuala Lumpur Skyscraper
23 Oct 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The plan to replace Menara DBKL 2 with a new high-rise building has been called off. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the redevelopment project…
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Tallest Tower Completes in Petaling Jaya Township
6 Aug 2015 – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Menara Mitraland is now officially open. Standing as the tallest structure in Kota Damansara, the opening of the 30-story building marks a significant milestone for the…
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Condo Tower Proposed in Johor Baru
29 Jul 2015 – Johor Bahru, Malaysia
A Kuala Lumpur-based developer has recently announced plans for a new project, Ramada Suites@The Straits, in the Iskandar Development Region of Johor Bahru. The 25-story…
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New Megatall Skyscraper Planned for Kuala Lumpur
29 Jun 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Kuala Lumpur skyline is expected to transform dramatically with the addition of the 110-story, 608-meter Tradewinds Square, a new megatall skyscraper approved to be…
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Residents Oppose High-rise Development in Kuala Lumpur
8 Jun 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residents of the Casa Desa condominium in Kuala Lumpur, are concerned about a proposed high-rise development project to be built on a slope next to their homes. The new…
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BIG Inverts the Traditional Skyscraper with Kuala Lumpur Proposal
2 Mar 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a unique tower that creates a visual counterpoint to the city's existing structures. The tower steps out as it rises, effectively…
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Kota Kinabalu Coast to Receive Mixed-Use Tower Development
9 Jan 2015 – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
A construction contract has been awarded to build a 125,000-square-meter mixed-use development in Kota Kinabalu, a small touristic city in northern Borneo. The building…
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Foundation Work for Kuala Lumpur's KL118 to be Completed in 2015
1 Dec 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower…
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Derelict Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur May Finally Continue Construction
26 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After 20 years in limbo, the metaphorical gates of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project will finally open as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken vacant possession of…
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Samsung C&T to Build $310M High-Rise Complex in Kuala Lumpur
19 Nov 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Samsung C&T has signed a $310 million deal to construct the Star Development in the central business area of the city. It encompasses the construction of three luxurious…
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Danga Bay Luxury Condo Project Selling Well Despite Johor Bahru’s Softening Market
15 Oct 2014 – Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Despite recent reports indicating a slowdown in demand for property in the Iskandar region, the Aquaint Danga Residensi (ADR) project experienced a take-up rate of almost…
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Z Residences High-Rise Project Completed in Kuala Lumpur
25 Jul 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malysia
The Z Residence condominium towers in Kuala Lumpur have recently been completed. The Z Residence project was initiated in 2011 with a total gross development value (GDV)…
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Kuala Lumpur, Dreaming of Dubai or Tokyo
7 Jul 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, since the years of former Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir, is filled up with ambitions to rival the world’s most sophisticated metropolises. Over the next…
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PKNS to Build 65-Story Tower in Petaling Jaya After Long Court Battle
30 Jun 2014 – Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) is planning to build a 65-story tower that is slated to be the tallest building in Petaling Jaya, with a gross development value of…
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Sarawak Sees Increase in Demand for High-Rise Properties
22 Apr 2014 – Kuching, Malaysia
The property buying trend in the Malaysian state of Sarawak has been notably moving towards condominium high-rise developments. High-rise condominiums provide security,…
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One Dead in Fall From Malaysian Tower Build
11 Apr 2014 – George Town, Malaysia
One construction worker was killed and two others were critically injured after falling several floors from a 32-story condominium tower under construction in George Town…
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Luxury Units at Four Seasons Place in Malaysia Selling Briskly – And Locally
24 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
At a Kuala Lumpur record of US$900,000- 3.6 million, units at the under-construction Four Seasons Place are 70 percent sold, with most buyers local to the region, which…
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Proposed Tallest Building in Malaysia Begins Construction
18 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya…
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Malaysian Mixed-Use Community to Include Five Towers
11 Mar 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL Gateway, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will comprise five tall towers, two office, and three residential, encompassed by a ring of retail and gardens leading to a public…
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Solar Sheath Revealed on Equator Tower
7 Jan 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
REX Architecture of New York has revealed plans for an unusually pliable retractable sunshade for its Equator Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Because of the tower’s location near…
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UNESCO Site Threatened by High-Rise
2 Jan 2014 – Malacca, Malaysia
The approval of 22-story condominium blocks currently under construction in the Kampung Chitty section of Malacca, Malaysia, said to threaten a local UNESCO World…
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Major Malaysian Project to Launch Next Month
7 Jun 2013 – Penang, Malaysia
Penang-based developer Ideal Property Group is set to launch its Tree Sparina high-rise condo development next month, according to local paper Bernama. The MYR350 million…
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Astaka Project to Include Malaysia's Tallest Residential Building
5 Jun 2013 – Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Developers are planning Malaysia's tallest residential building, a 301-meter (988-foot) luxury tower in the city of Johor Baru. The Astaka tower is phase one of a MYR4…
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Malaysian Residential Market Showing Signs of Recovery
12 Mar 2013 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Prices of luxury high-rise residences in Kuala Lumpur's Klang Valley will experience an increase this year, the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) says. Prices,…
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Spark Launches Pair of Malaysian Towers
6 Feb 2013 – Georgetown, Malaysia
International architecture and design consultancy Spark has launched construction of a pair of towers in Malaysia. The Arte S residential towers, which will be the…
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Video: KL Tower Base Jumping Mania
16 Jan 2013 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Base jumpers from around the world leapt off one of Malaysia's tallest towers last month as part of an annual private daredevil gathering in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 91…

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Sri Lanka’s “Port City Colombo” Master Plan Marked for Completion in 2041
20 Jul 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
A major land reclamation project, known as Port City Colombo (PCC), will span 269 hectares and cost around $US15 billion upon completion in 2041. The master plan will…
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One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong
17 Jul 2017 – Hong Kong, China
One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising…
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New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower
7 Jul 2017 – Jakarta, Indonesia
A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within…
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Megatall World Capital Centre Tower Proposed for Colombo
6 Jul 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a US$2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) for what could be Asia’s…
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Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower
5 Jul 2017 – Hong Kong, China
Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park…
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Forum City Development Planned for Yekaterinburg
3 Jul 2017 – Yekaterinburg, Russia
Forum City is a proposed nine-building complex that curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September
28 Jun 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a…
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Plans Revealed for 42-Story OPPO Tower Scheme in Chengdu
27 Jun 2017 – Chengdu, China
Plans have been reveled for a major mixed-use scheme in Chengdu featuring a 42-story tower. The development is backed by one of China’s largest electronics companies and…
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Liuzhou Forest City Master Plan Breaks Ground in China
26 Jun 2017 – Liuzhou, China
A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels,…
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Dragon-Themed Tower Complex Proposed for Zhuhai
23 Jun 2017 – Zhuhai, China
Plans have been revealed for a dragon-inspired development in China’s southern Guangdong province. Phase Two of the Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters complex is sited in close…
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Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City
20 Jun 2017 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite…
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Design Firm Appointed for Da Nang’s Cocobay Towers
14 Jun 2017 – Da Nang, Vietnam
A firm has been appointed to provide architecture and interior design services for a luxury twin-tower scheme called Cocobay Towers. The 200-meter towers will be the…
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Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana
14 Jun 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan
Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and 25-story…
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SkyCity Challenge 17 to Rejuvenate J57 Mini Sky City Tower in Changsha
6 Jun 2017 – Changsha, China
SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper.…
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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Adds New Light and Water Show
1 Jun 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to…
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China Unveils Giant Spokeless Ferris Wheel in Weifang
24 May 2017 – Weifang, China
On the Bailang River bridge in Weifang, China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of “World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel,” according to developers. The…
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Vending Machine-Inspired Tower Dispenses Luxury Cars in Singapore
22 May 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
A 15-story tower in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles – including Bentleys, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis – and is the largest “vending machine” in the world. The…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center
18 May 2017 – Wuhan, China
A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings,…
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Mountain-Shaped Tower Complex Nears Completion in Beijing
12 May 2017 – Beijing, China
New images offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of Chaoyang Park Plaza. Construction began on the project in 2012, with the main focus being a pair of…
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Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to Open in Summer of 2017
10 May 2017 – Shenzhen, China
Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will house 258 rooms, varying in size and layout. Rooms will feature a mix of the brand's usual music-…

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Construction Progressing on China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen
22 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all…
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CTBUH Recognizes Completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Now the Fifth Tallest Building in the World
21 Dec 2016 – Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in…
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Major Residential Complex Completes on Outskirts of Taiyuan
15 Dec 2016 – Taiyuan, China
People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights…
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40-Story Tower Proposed on Site of Demolished Heritage Structure in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Just a couple months after Ho Chi Minh City’s 136-year-old Tax Center met a sudden and untimely end, a Japanese hotel firm has announced a partnership with the Saigon…
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City Center Tower Completes in Manila
14 Dec 2016 – Manila, Philippines
Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure'…
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Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen
6 Dec 2016 – Shenzhen, China
With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a…
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Three-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Zhuhai
5 Dec 2016 – Zhuhai, China
Located at the heart of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the proposed Novotown development is just five minutes away from Macau and is positioned as both a tourist destination…
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Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City
1 Dec 2016 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential…
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Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing
30 Nov 2016 – Chongqing, China
A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium…
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Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD
30 Nov 2016 – Xi'an, China
An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in…
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Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei
28 Nov 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan
In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected…
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Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad
23 Nov 2016 – Hyderabad, India
The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's…
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Repositioning and Renovation of Shanghai’s Cross Tower Completes
21 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture…
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World’s Tallest Religious Skyscraper Under Construction in Vrindavan, Mathura
9 Nov 2016 – Mathura, India
A 213-meter structure which, upon completion, could be the world’s tallest religious tower, is currently under construction in Vrindavan, Mathura. Work is already…
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Office and Retail Tower Inspired by Clouds Proposed for Shanghai
8 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai, near the historic Changde Road and in close proximity to two…
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CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016
4 Nov 2016 – Shanghai, China
The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner,…
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Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B
4 Nov 2016 – Beijing, China
Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall…
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Proposed High-Rise Development in Shanghai Incorporates Traditional Architecture
25 Oct 2016 – Shanghai, China
EID Architecture looked to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's newly proposed high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area…
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Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul
19 Oct 2016 – Seoul, South Korea
A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in…
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Contractor Named for Residential Scheme in Mumbai
13 Oct 2016 – Mumbai, India
Leighton Asia has entered into an agreement to deliver a major residential scheme in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The so-called Ten BKC scheme, owned by Radius…

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Shanghai “Tree Mountain” to Feature 400 Terraces, 1,000 Structural Columns
22 Dec 2015 – Shanghai, China
Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-…
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Pyongyang’s “Scientists Street,” Featuring a 53-story High-Rise, Completes in Under a Year
17 Dec 2015 – Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea recently held a ceremony to celebrate a new residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea that includes a number of high-rise…
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Illegally Constructed Tianjin Skyscrapers Could be Demolished
16 Dec 2015 – Tianjin, China
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever…
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Structural Engineer Appointed for SM Megamall Tower in Metro Manila
15 Dec 2015 – Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall…
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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening
8 Dec 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will…
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Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Found Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine
4 Dec 2015 – Nanjing, China
The developers of the 450-meter Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of sunshine, and will have to compensate residents…
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KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China
3 Dec 2015 – Kunshan, China
One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan…
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Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen
2 Dec 2015 – Shenzhen, China
New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, a power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects. The design for the site provides three…
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Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes
1 Dec 2015 – Tokyo, Japan
After 11 years, a London-based architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo's Futako-Tamagawa area. The 20-hectare complex is the city's largest building…
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$300 Million Project Launched in Downtown Yangon
1 Dec 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
A $300 million mixed-use project located in the center of Yangon was formally launched by property developers at a press conference on November 30. The development is…
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Mixed-Use Development Opens in Chengdu
30 Nov 2015 – Chengdu, China
Seaton Plaza, Atkins’ first mixed-use development in Chengdu, China, has opened for business alongside the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hilton Chengdu hotel on…
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Proposed Astana High-Rise to Include Ski Slope
30 Nov 2015 – Astana, Kazakhstan
A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000-foot (305-meter) ski slope running from the roof of the structure to the ground.…
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53-Story Dragon Tower Proposed in Ho Chi Minh City
25 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Van Kiet is quickly becoming a favorite thoroughfare for Ho Chi Minh City developers. The latest development for the riverside expressway is the 53-story Dragon Tower…
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Fire Halts Construction of Myanmar’s Tallest Building
18 Nov 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
City engineers in Yangon were busy inspecting the site of what has been planned as Myanmar’s tallest building after a fire broke out in the early-morning hours of…
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CapitaLand Pulls out of Talks to Buy Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1
5 Nov 2015 – Singapore, Singapore
After a November 4 announcement, Property developer CapitaLand has pulled out of talks to buy the Asia Square Tower 1 office building – a deal which could have been…
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Neglected Thuan Kieu Plaza to get Upgrade with New Ownership
2 Nov 2015 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A 20-year-old, 100,000-square-meter complex that hosts three multistory apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City is set for a revamp after being neglected for years, the…
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Japanese Construction Firm Admits to Faulty Construction in Yokohama
26 Oct 2015 – Yokohama, Japan
Following several media reports, one of Japan’s largest chemical companies, has admitted that a subsidiary that builds residential homes performed substandard work and…
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Architects Selected to Design New Financial Center in Xiamen
19 Oct 2015 – Xiamen, China
An architect has been selected in an international competition to design the Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center. Located on the eastern coast of Xiamen Island, the 500,…
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One in Two South Koreans Visited Seoul's Lotte World Tower in the Last Year
15 Oct 2015 – Seoul, South Korea
Nearly one in every two South Koreans have visited the controversial Lotte World Tower being built by conglomerate Lotte Group since its phased opening a year ago,…
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Developer Must Demolish Upper Portion of High-Rise in Hanoi
12 Oct 2015 – Hanoi, Vietnam
An under-construction high-rise in the Ba Dinh District of Hanoi must demolish part of its structure for exceeding area height limits. The 19-story, 53-meter building…

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96 Iconic Tower Unveiled for Colombo
24 Dec 2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka
Designs have been released for 96 Iconic Tower. The concept of the tower is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four…
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Singapore Skyscraper Allows Residents to Park Their Cars in the Living Room
24 Dec 2014 – Singapore, Singapore
Hamilton Scotts, a high-class apartment and condominium tower in Singapore, is offering residents the ultimate luxury in terms of parking – an individual two-car garage…
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Concept Developed for an Earthly Residential Tower in Taipei
22 Dec 2014 – Taipei, Taiwan
In a design competition, a concept was developed for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool, and plants growing out of every crevice…
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Construction Worker Found Dead at Lotte World Tower in Seoul
19 Dec 2014 – Seoul, South Korea
A worker was found dead at the construction site of the 123-story Lotte World Tower in southeastern Seoul on December 16, police officers said. The cause of death is…
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Talks Underway to Add Hotel to Astana Complex
17 Dec 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
Talks are taking place to incorporate a hotel that will form part of Abu Dhabi Plaza (ADP), a major mixed-use development located near the President’s palace in the…
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Delhi Dreams Big, to Stand Tall With 120-Floor High-Rise
17 Dec 2014 – Delhi, India
The city government is planning a skyscraper that may reach 120 floors and become the tallest building in north India. Construction of the tower is expected to begin…
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Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City
15 Dec 2014 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected…
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$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days
11 Dec 2014 – Mumbai, India
Registered bookings have been made to the tune of over Rs 500 crore (US $80 million) for an ultra-luxurious residential project in Mumbai, three years after it was…
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Local Imagery Defines Yangon Hotel Complex
10 Dec 2014 – Yangon, Myanmar
A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more…
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Manila Turns Luxurious With the Rise of London-Themed Condo
5 Dec 2014 – Manila, Philippines
A real estate developer in Manila plans to transform the city landscape, with the development of its newest residential project, the Covent Garden. Two high-rises will…
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FXFOWLE Selected to Design 28-Story Tower in Fuzhou
3 Dec 2014 – Fuzhou, China
FXFOWLE has been selected to design a new 28-story corporate tower. The design is responsive to Fuzhou's natural landscape – the bending of the adjacent Minjiang River…
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Rem Koolhaas: “Chinese Architecture Will Benefit” From Beijing’s CCTV Building
2 Dec 2014 – Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the…
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Officials Aspire to Build World’s Tallest Tower in Hyderabad
25 Nov 2014 – Hyderabad, India
The Telangana government convened on November 22 and decided to build the world's tallest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar Lake in the heart…
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Six-Tower Office Complex Proposed for Shenzhen
21 Nov 2014 – Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will…
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High-Rise Resort in Zhengzhou to Open in 2018
20 Nov 2014 – Zhenhgzhou, China
Projected to open in 2018, the 350-room Fairmont Zhengzhou hotel will be part of a new mixed-use high-rise development in the central business district of Zhengdong New…
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Construction Starts on Chengdu Greenland Tower
19 Nov 2014 – Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its…
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Cambodia’s Tallest Tower Fully Open for Tenants
18 Nov 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates…
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Goettsch Partners Celebrate Opening of Grand Hyatt Dalian
18 Nov 2014 – Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views…
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World Trade Center Nanjing Complex Progresses, Main Tower Lagging Behind
14 Nov 2014 – Nanjing, China
The World Trade Center Nanjing is a mixed-use development that will include a luxury five-star hotel and two residential towers. The complex remains under construction,…
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First 60-Floor Residential Skyscraper in Japan to Go on Sale in January
11 Nov 2014 – Tokyo, Japan
Apartments at the 209-meter-tall Parkhouse Nishi Shinjuku Tower 60 are set to go on sale in January. The tower, still under construction, will be the first residential…

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Sequis Centre Tower Breaks Ground
20 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
KPF announced the Sequis Centre Tower’s groundbreaking in Jakarta. The 210-meter tower is being touted as Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building, and is situated in the…
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Curving High-Rise to Reference Rose Bud
19 Dec 2013 – Fushun, China
UA Studio 7 has released renderings of a twisting high-rise in Fushun, China, in the new town core of Shen-Fu. The 280-meter New City Flower building is part of the city’…
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Fire Engulfs Jianye Mansion
17 Dec 2013 – Guangzhou, China
An unfinished high-rise in central Guangzhou was ablaze for 11 hours before firefighters finally gained control. No deaths were reported, but 20 people were evacuated…
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Mumbai High-Rise Fire Kills Seven, Exposes Wide Safety Issues
16 Dec 2013 – Mumbai, India
A massive fire in the 26-story Mont Blanc tower in Kemps Corner, an upscale section of Mumbai, has killed seven residents and injured at least as many firefighters. The…
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High-Rise Columbarium for Hong Kong?
12 Dec 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Closely following a Norwegian proposal for a high-rise crematorium, Hong Kong has now entered the race to be the site of the world’s first “deathscraper…
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Marriott to Open Japan’s Highest Hotel Suite
11 Dec 2013 – Osaka, Japan
Marriott Hotels plans to offer Japan’s highest hotel suite on the 55th floor of the soon-to-open Abeno Harukas tower. For the princely sum of 350,000 yen ($3,410), guests…
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Atkins, Joy Air Launch New Town for 110,000 in Fuzhou
10 Dec 2013 – Fuzhou, China
Global architecture-engineering firm Atkins and AVIC Joy Holdings Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to create a new town for up to 110,000 people across 6 million…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013 – Kotte, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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Ground Broken for Indonesian Supertall
10 Dec 2013 – Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian energy company Pertamina has started construction of the 530-meter, 99-floor Pertamina Energy Tower project, according to Metro TV News. Commencement of the…
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Yangon Considers Limits on High-Rises
9 Dec 2013 – Yangon, Myanmar
Concerned about losing its cultural heritage to commercial development, Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, has set about creating its first zoning plan, which would…
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Turkish Tower Shortlist Revealed
6 Dec 2013 – Canakkale, Turkey
Eight teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design a 100 meter-high antenna tower with public amenities and observation areas in the Turkish town of Çanakkale…
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Waterfront Finance Center Begins Construction in Shanghai
4 Dec 2013 – Shanghai, China
Foster + Partners and Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of the Bund Finance Centre, which is now under construction in Shanghai on the banks of the Huangpu River.…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013 – Seoul, South Korea
Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-story I-Park 102 high-rise apartment building in Seoul, crashing to the ground and killing both pilots but harming none…
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Construction Closes on Innovation Tower
25 Nov 2013 – Hong Kong, China
Construction of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Innovation Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has completed. The 15-story building is ZHA's…
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Newest Tower Coming to South China Singapore City
19 Nov 2013 – Foshan, China
CPG Singapore has launched construction on its Thrive United office tower in the South China Singapore City in the Nanhai District of Foshan. The building project will be…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…
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Lerch Bates to Design Façade Access System for China Supertall
15 Nov 2013 – Suzhou, China
Lerch Bates was awarded the contract to design the exterior building maintenance equipment system for China's future tallest building, the Suzhou Zhongnan Center. When…
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UNStudio Completes Ardmore Residence
15 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
UNStudio recently completed the Ardmore Residence, a 36-story residential tower near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district in Singapore. Inspired by the lush gardens…
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Armani Takes a Fashionable Approach to Apartment Design
11 Nov 2013 – Makati, Phillippines
Phillippines-based real estate developer Century Properties recently announced a collaboration with globally renowned fashion designer Armani at its latest luxury project…

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Celebrating Jakarta’s Five Tallest
21 Dec 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
In anticipation of the proposed Signature Tower, the Jakarta Post has produced a piece examining the city’s five tallest completed buildings: Graha Energi, The Peak Twin…
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Ma Yansong Creates Mountain Towers
14 Dec 2012 – Guiyang, China
MAD Architects has revealed its design proposal for Shan-Shui City, which means the City of Mountains and Water. The complex, containing five skyscrapers, is inspired by…
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Builder Digs Foundations Around Grave
7 Dec 2012 – Taiyuan, China
Builders laying the foundation for a residential complex in Taiyuan, China have been forced to dig around a grave located on the site. The conflict arose because the…
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JPA Designs Nanning's Future Tallest
5 Dec 2012 – Nanning, China
Atlanta-based John Portman and Associates (JPA) has designed a new tower for the Chinese city of Nanning. The 400-meter (1,312-foot) Tian Long Fortune Center will be one…
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Yoo to Design Manila Tower
29 Nov 2012 – Manila, Philippines
Property developer Century Properties Group (CPG) has launched the fifth residential tower of its Acqua Private Residences complex in Mandaluyong. Yoo, the company…
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Jakarta to Receive a New Landmark Building
21 Nov 2012 – Jakarta, Indonesia
An international design team made up of MVRDV, The Jerde Partnership, ARUP and developer Wijaya Karya, have collaborated to create Peruri 88, a 400 meter (1,312 foot)…
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Ole Scheeren Reveals Singapore Towers Design
14 Nov 2012 – Singapore, Singapore
International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of towers in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013. The Twin Towers Duo will include a 186-…
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Officials Concerned About High-rise Earthquake Vulnerability
14 Nov 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok officials have discovered that some 2,000 high-rises in the city do not have anti-quake features, but can reportedly endure minor quakes. Buildings constructed…
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Asahi Shimbun Tower Celebrates Completion
8 Nov 2012 – Osaka, Japan
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun Co. celebrated the opening of its headquarters, the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, in Osaka this week. The 200 meter (656 foot) tower…
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AS + GG Wins Qintai Center Competition
6 Nov 2012 – Wuhan, China
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has won the competition to design the Qintai Center in Wuhan. The complex will include a 248 meter (814 foot) tall, mixed-use…
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‘Hotel of Doom’ Announces Opening Date
1 Nov 2012 – Pyonyang, North Korea
The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of…
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Broadway Malyan Plans India's Largest Development
1 Nov 2012 – Bangalore, India
Bhartiya Group and Broadway Malyan have launched $2-billion Bhartiya City, a 125-acre integrated township in Bangalore. The project will reportedly be the largest urban…
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IGB to Build Taipei Twin Towers
31 Oct 2012 – Taipei, Taiwan
A consortium led by IGB Corp together with Japanese and Taiwanese partners has won the bid to build the Taipei Twin Towers. The project will reportedly cost of between…
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Developers Plan 300-Meter Tower in Delhi Area
31 Oct 2012 – Noida, India
The Delhi-based Brys Group on Monday announced plans to develop a 300-meter residential tower in Noida. The company reports that the building will cost INR10 trillion (US…
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'Tower of Ring' Completed in China
25 Oct 2012 – Tianjin, China
The Japanese firm Eastern design office has completed a tower-shaped installation in a cultural square in Tianjin. Visitors cannot climb on or go in the tower. The piece…
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People's Daily HQ Nears Completion in Beijing
23 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Designboom has published the latest photos of the People's Daily Headquarters under construction in Beijing. The 100,000-square-meter tower consists of a concrete frame…
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ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out
9 Oct 2012 – Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be…
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Students Create a Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper for Beijing
5 Oct 2012 – Beijing, China
Mock firm 'ANDO | Andalucia Office' explores the concept of "mutant vertical cities" in Beijing with its NODO project. With this prototypical tower, the students studied…
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Bamboo Tower Design Addresses China's Housing Shortage
4 Oct 2012 – JingHong, China
China-based Tokamarch Architects has proposed a bamboo skyscraper to accommodate the Chinese population's housing needs. The firm's proposal mimics traditional Dai homes…
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Inside the Tower of Doom
3 Oct 2012 – Pyongyang, North Korea
New photographs have surfaced of the Ryugyong Hotel, the 105-story skyscraper which has been under construction in Pyongyang since 1986. Finally, after decades of waiting…

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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?

16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series
Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture

CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton

CTBUH Video Interview – Hashimah Hashim

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; YM Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad; Peter Ramstedt & David Terenzio Turner International LLC

KL118 Case Study: Analysis of Different Bore Pile Testing Methods

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Peter Ramstedt, Chien Jou Chen, Matthew Hennessy & David Terenzio, Turner International LLC

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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
16 Mar 2017 – Building Tall – Skyscraper Lecture Series; Antony Wood, CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Ian Smith, thyssenkrupp, Gordan Gill, Adrain Smill + Gordon Gill Architecture
Thursday, March 16, 2017. Chicago, United States of America. Hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the first lecture of the series Building Tall features presentations by Antony Wood of CTBUH; Richard Tomasetti of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton
Jon Pickard of Pickard Chilton is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Jon discusses the local economic impacts of tall buildings.
CTBUH Video Interview – Hashimah Hashim
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
Hashimah Hashim of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Hashimah discusses the master planning and development of the Kuala Lumpur City Center.
The Roots of Tall Buildings: Connecting the City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica
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Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
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Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Other Asia Case Studies. Tall buildings embody objectives ranging from pure business to nation building. The…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
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Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
CTBUH Video Interview – Karl Fender
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CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Abrar Sheriff, Turner International
Abrar Sheriff of Turner International is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Abrar discusses the planning and construction process for supertall and megatall building projects around the world.
Interview: Faudziah Ibrahim
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Faudziah Ibrahim, KLCC
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Petronas Towers and KLCC: Urban Catalyst
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Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
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Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
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Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
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Asia Agenda
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ole Scheeren, Büro Ole Scheeren
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Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Thornton Tomasetti
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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
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Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City
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The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
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Petronas Towers and KLCC: Urban Catalyst
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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
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The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
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For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
Asia Agenda
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With Asia’s unparalleled and continued pace of growth fueled by economic development, the world order has shifted eastwards, and China has risen as the defining place to shape the future of our world and the built environment.
Evaluation of Building Movement Using 3D Laser Scanning
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Sung-Ho Lee & Taehun Ha, Architectural Engineering Research Team, Daewoo E&C
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Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; CTBUH Research
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished from buildings in the Council’s official tallest lists.
Environmental Performance of the TTDI
May 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Suraksha Bhatla & Joana Gonçalves, Universidade de São Paulo
Tropical Asia is accelerating towards vertical densification of its urban communities. With this movement comes an increase in the cooling demand in the building sector.
Rethinking Evacuation: Rethinking Cities
Aug 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The terrorist attacks and consequential collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 resulted in, arguably, the largest single retrospective analysis of the design of tall buildings since the birth of the typology in the latter…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers are primarily made of reinforced concrete.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from 286 meters in 2000, an increase of 22%. This is almost double the…
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Leonard Joseph, Umakant Vadnere & Xiao Xu, Thornton-Tomasetti Group
This paper describes three major tall buildings focusing on their incorporation of sustainable structural designs.
Application of High Performance Concrete in Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jae-Ho Kim & Seung-Hoon Lee, Samsung Corporation
This paper will focus on the development of high performance concrete for the highest building in the world, which required careful planning and choice of materials, laboratory and mock-up testing to confirm the mix design, and strict control on the…
Life Safety System Design for the Petronas Twin Towers
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
One of the early design meetings of the Petronas Twin Towers was held in New York on the date of the first explosion at the World Trade Center in February 1993, when a truck packed with explosives detonated in the basement of the North Tower. The…
Review of Evacuation Procedures for Petronas Twin Towers
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Arlida Ariff, KLCC Projeks
This paper describes the emergency response plans (ERP) and evacuation procedures of the Petronas Twin Towers in the case of minor and major events. A reviewed evacuation procedure for PTT was also presented to take into account of simultaneous…
The Cyber Cities of Malaysia: Realising the Vision
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Azman bin Haji Awang, Technitium
At the threshold of the New Millennium, we face a critical challenge. And Malaysia is no exception. The challenge is to ensure that Malaysia remains competitive in the 21st Century; a challenge that is essential if we are to maintain the rapid…

Featured Tall Buildings in Malaysia

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

The Troika

The Troika, Kuala Lumpur

The three tower complex is located on the edge of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and features apartments, offices, shops, and restaurants.

Menara Telekom

Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur

Menara Telekom is shaped to represent a bamboo shoot and features 22 skygardens located every three floors.

Malaysia Facts

Population 30,073,353 (2014)
Area 330,803 km² • 127,723 mi²
GDP $312.4 billion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 57 Completed25 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed6 Under Constr.
Tallest City Kuala Lumpur
Global Ranking #12 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #8 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Menara KH (152 m, 1983)
Average Building Age 15 Years
Most Common Function Office (44%)
Most Common Material Concrete (90%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Malaysia