Berjaya Times Square

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Berjaya Times Square
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Berjaya-Times-Square-01.jpg
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, as seen at the Jalan Pudu-Jalan Imbi junction.
General information
StatusComplete
TypeResidentials
Hotel
Architectural stylePostmodernism
Location1 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°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 started1997
Completed2003
Height
Roof203 m (666 ft)
Technical details
Floor count48
5 below ground
Design and construction
ArchitectDP Architects
References
[1][2][3][4][5]
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Times Square atrium.jpg
Main atrium of Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur shopping mall in Feb 2011.
LocationImbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening dateOctober 2003
DeveloperBerjaya Group
ManagementBerjaya Group
OwnerBerjaya Group
ArchitectDP Architects
No. of stores and services< 1,000
No. of anchor tenants3, (Hero Market, Borders Group and Golden Screen Cinemas)
Total retail floor area700,000 m2 (7,500,000 sq ft)
No. of floors13

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

Background[edit]

The development is currently the tenth largest building in the world by floor area 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 and 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. In 2016, this Borders Express store was closed.[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]

Tenants[edit]

& Any More Fun, Family, Foods, Fashion, Shoppings

Facilities & Services[edit]

  • Bank
  • ATMs
  • Money Changers
  • Mobile Prepaid/Postpaid Outlets
  • Pharmacies
  • Berjaya Hotel
  • KL Monorail Station
  • Bus Stop
  • Taxi Stand
  • Car park
  • Police Booth

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berjaya Times Square Tower A". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "Berjaya Times Square Tower B". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  3. ^ Berjaya Times Square at Emporis
  4. ^ "Berjaya Times Square". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ {{Structurae}} template missing ID and not present in Wikidata.
  6. ^ "Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center". Asia Travel. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  7. ^ "VINCI Construction Grands: Berjaya Times Square". VINCI Construction. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Berjaya Times Square". Asia Rooms. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Alternative to reading". The Star. 18 December 2005. Archived from the original on 25 April 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Berjaya Times Square – World's Largest Shopping Mall Building". Burj. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  • Silver Kris Magazine, August 2009- National Day Edition

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