Berjaya Times Square

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Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Time Square in the afternoon, Kuala Lumpur (Dec 2006).jpg
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, as seen at the Jalan Pudu-Jalan Imbi junction.
General information
Status Complete
Type Residentials
Hotel
Architectural style Postmodernism
Location 1 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°08′32″N 101°42′38″E / 3.142182°N 101.710605°E / 3.142182; 101.710605Coordinates: 3°08′32″N 101°42′38″E / 3.142182°N 101.710605°E / 3.142182; 101.710605
Construction started 1997
Completed 2003
Height
Roof 203 m (666 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 48
5 below ground
Design and construction
Architect DP Architects
References
[1][2][3][4][5]
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
成功時代廣場
Berjaya Times Square atrium.jpg
Main atrium of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur shopping mall in Feb 2011.
Location Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening date October 2003
Developer Berjaya Group
Management Berjaya Group
Owner Berjaya Group
Architect DP Architects
No. of stores and services < 1,000
No. of anchor tenants 3, (Cold Storage, Borders Group and Golden Screen Cinemas)
Total retail floor area 700,000 m2 (7,500,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 13

Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur is a 48-storey, 203 m (666 ft) twin tower, hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2003 by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad.[6]

Background[edit]

The development is currently the eighth largest building in the world and has also been tagged as the "world's largest building ever built in a single phase", with 700,000 m2 (7,500,000 sq ft) of built up floor area.[7] This building consists of a shopping mall, business office's and leisure centre with over 1000 retail shops, 1200 luxury service suites, 65 food outlets and entertainment attractions such as Berjaya Times Square Theme Park and GSC MAXX (formerly IMAX) 2D & 3D theatre.[8]

In April 2005, Borders Group opened its first franchise store here which was the largest Borders store in the world at the time. However due to the 2010 economic downturn it has since been downsized into a smaller operation called Borders Express.[9]

The Kuala Lumpur Monorail's Imbi station is linked to the building by a footbridge.

History[edit]

Originally, the land belonged to the millionaire and philanthropist Cheong Yoke Choy before World War II. His bungalow stood there until the entire parcel of land was purchased by Berjaya Group Tan Sri Vincent Tan for the development of the current Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur.[10]

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, formerly Cosmo’s World Theme Park. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berjaya Times Square Tower A at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Berjaya Times Square Tower B at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  3. ^ Berjaya Times Square at Emporis
  4. ^ Berjaya Times Square at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ Berjaya Times Square at Structurae
  6. ^ "Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center". Asia Travel. October 12, 2003. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "VINCI Construction Grands: Berjaya Times Square". VINCI Construction. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Berjaya Times Square". Asia Rooms. October 30, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Alternative to reading". The Star. December 18, 2005. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Berjaya Times Square – World’s Largest Shopping Mall Building". Burj. September 6, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  • Silver Kris Magazine, August 2009- National Day Edition

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