Telekom Tower

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Menara Telekom
Menara telekom.jpg
Menara Telekom.Headquarters of the TM Group
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°06′58″N 101°39′59″E / 3.11611°N 101.66639°E / 3.11611; 101.66639Coordinates: 3°06′58″N 101°39′59″E / 3.11611°N 101.66639°E / 3.11611; 101.66639
Construction started 1998
Completed 2001
Height
Architectural 310 m (1,020 ft)[1]
Roof 310 m (1,020 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55[1]
Floor area 1.6 million ft²
Design and construction
Architect Hijjas Kasturi Associates[1]
References
[1][2]

The Telekom Tower (Malay: Menara Telekom) is a skyscraper in Malaysia. It is 310 m (1,017 ft) tall, has 55 floors, and is shaped to represent a sprouting "bamboo shoot". It is located along the Federal Highway, Sprint Expressway and Jalan Pantai Baharu and is served by the Rapid KL Kerinchi, LRT station. It was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was constructed between 1998 and 2001 by Deawoo Construction. The building was officially opened on 11 February 2003 by fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

The complex also includes a theatre able to seat a 2,500 audience, a large prayer hall (surau) and a sports facility. A unique feature of the tower is its 22 open skygardens alternating every three floors. The office floors are separated into north and south wings served by express double-deck elevators.

Near the building is Kerinchi Pylon, the tallest electricity pylon in Southeast Asia.

Tenants[edit]

Menara Telekom also houses several well-known tenants, namely Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, BASF, DHL, Hapag-Lloyd, Unilever, Henkel Malaysia, Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, Takaful Nasional and the IT Department of Tenaga Nasional.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Menara Telekom - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ Telekom Tower at SkyscraperPage

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