|Location||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Height||610 m (2,000 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Permodalan Nasional Bhd.|
KL118, formerly Warisan Merdeka (English: Heritage of Independence), is a 610 m (2,000 ft) tall skyscraper with 118 storeys, which is currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The construction has a budget of RM5 billion. When completed in 2020, it will be the tallest building in Malaysia, succeeding the Petronas Twin Towers, which has 88 stories and consists of 400,000 square metres of residential, hotel and commercial space.
Permodalan Nasional Bhd has has shortlisted 6 groups for various construction jobs such as UEM Group Bhd-Samsung, IJM Corp Bhd-Norwest Holdings Sdn Bhd- Shimizu Corp, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd-China State Construction Engineering Corp, WCT Bhd-Arabtec Construction LLC, TSR Capital Bhd-Daewoo Group, and Seacera Group Bhd-Spaz Sdn Bhd-Sinohydro Corp-Shanghai Construction Group. These companies are to submit their engineering, procurement and construction bids by January 28, 2014.
Many have criticised this project, saying that it is a wasteful project and the RM5 billion funds could have been used for other causes like poverty, education and roads.
First planned to be slightly taller than 509 m (1,670 ft), surpassing Taipei 101, the proposed height of Warisan Merdeka Tower has been revised to 610 m (2,000 ft). There was originally speculation that only the spire is extended without adding further number of floors to the originally-planned 100-storey structure.
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