Maybank Tower (Kuala Lumpur)

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Maybank Tower
馬來亞銀行大厦
Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur.jpg
Alternative names Menara Maybank
Malayan Bank Headquarters
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 100 Jalan Tun Perak
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°08′50″N 101°41′59″E / 3.1472°N 101.6997°E / 3.1472; 101.6997Coordinates: 3°08′50″N 101°41′59″E / 3.1472°N 101.6997°E / 3.1472; 101.6997
Construction started 1984
Completed 1987
Height
Roof 243.54 m (799.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 167,300 m2 (1,801,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hijjas Kasturi Associates
Taisei Construction Co.
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

Maybank Tower (Malay: Menara Maybank) is a major skyscraper and landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Located near Puduraya on the eastern fringe of the old Kuala Lumpur city centre, the tower is the headquarters of Maybank, and houses the Maybank Numismatic Museum.

History[edit]

The construction of Maybank Tower commenced in 1984 on Court Hill, over the site of a colonial era Sessions Court building, and was completed in 1987. Before the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers in 1995, Maybank Tower was the tallest building in Kuala Lumpur as well as Malaysia, at 244 m (801 ft), around half the height of Petronas Twin Towers. The tower remains a prominent part of the city's skyline.

Architecture[edit]

Massing model showing the shape of the top of the Maybank Tower.

The floor plan of the tower consists of two square-based blocks that interlock each other at one of their corners. Each of the two block features a roof and lower base that slant at a direction opposite its other block, while the midsection stands in a perpendicular angle. The main access points of the tower are at the two corners of the structure that feature a space formed from the combination of the structure's two blocks, covered by tiered triangular roofs.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Dupré, Judith (1996). Skyscrapers. New York: Black Dog & Loventhal. pp. 96–97. ISBN 1-884822-45-2. 
  • Dupré, Judith (2008). Skyscrapers (2nd ed.). New York: Black Dog & Leventhal. pp. 100–101. ISBN 1-57912-787-8.