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Thursday, May 31, 2018

'Construction of country's tallest building to continue'

Slated to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers as the country’s tallest building, construction of the Merdeka PNB118 tower in the capital will continue despite the recent regime change.
This was said today by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) group chairperson Abdul Wahid Omar.
“Construction is in progress and it is now at 19 floors.
“About 16 percent of the tower is complete at this point,” he said at a “buka puasa” event for the media at PNB’s Perdana-On-The-Park hotel in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
The PNB118 tower is wholly-owned by PNB.
Before he was ousted, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak had hailed the Merdeka PNB118 as a prospective “new landmark” for Kuala Lumpur.
The 118-storey skyscraper will rise an impressive 630 metres when completed in 2024. In comparison, the Petronas Twin Towers are each 451.9 metres.
Aside from being the tallest building nationwide, the tower will be the second tallest building in Asia and the fifth tallest in the world.
Located next to Stadium Merdeka close to the Bukit Bintang area, the first of three phases of the project began construction four years ago. Total cost is estimated to be RM5 billion.

PNB will occupy 60 office floors of the super-tower while 22 other floors will be open to rental by local and international companies.
Another 18 floors will be allocated for a luxury six-star rated hotel comprising 236 rooms.
The remaining 18 floors will house a sky lobby and observation decks. - Mkini

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