Pekeliling Flats

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Pekeliling Flats
(Tunku Abdul Rahman Flats)
KL- Pekeliling Flats 2009.JPG
One of the blocks of Pekeliling Flats waiting to be demolished.
General information
Type High-rise apartment building
Architectural style Modernism
Location Jalan Pekeliling,
(now Jalan Tun Razak),
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction started 1964
Estimated completion 1967
Technical details
Floor count 17

Pekeliling Flats or better known as Tunku Abdul Rahman Flats was the third high-rise apartment building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after Razak Mansion and Suleiman Courts.

History[edit]

The Pekeliling Flats were built between 1964 and 1967 to accommodate the lower income group and squatter folks in the city. They were seven blocks of the flats (Block A, Block B (both demolished in 2006), Block C, Block D, Block E, Block F, Block G) and four-storey shop houses located on Jalan Pekeliling (now Jalan Tun Razak) and Jalan Pahang, built at cost of RM20.5 million which was launch by the Kuala Lumpur Federal Capital Commissions (Suruhanjaya Ibu Kota).

Current State[edit]

Blocks A and B were demolished in mid-2006 to make way for a proposed luxury apartment development project. However, as of June 2011, the plot of land where Block A & B once stood remained empty and has turned into a 'mini jungle'.[1]

The remaining blocks (Blocks C - G) on the other side of the road was earmarked to be demolished later. The last family was evacuated to Setapak in 2008. However, as of January 2013, the blocks continues to stand, appearing as a sore thumb in the Kuala Lumpur skyline.[2]

Demolition[edit]

After standing empty for almost six years, on 22 January 2014, the remaining blocks (Blocks C - G) were finally demolished. This demolition exercise is expected to completed on November 2015.[3][4]

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