List of tallest buildings in George Town, Penang

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George Town, which encompasses the entirety of Penang Island, is the second largest city in Malaysia and forms the heart of Greater Penang, the country's second most populous metropolitan area. In addition to the city centre's UNESCO World Heritage Site status thanks to its 'unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia', skyscrapers and high-rises co-exist, sometimes side-by-side, with the heritage buildings.[1]

Due to the shortage of land that is inherent in island cities, high-rise buildings have been springing up all over George Town. It is estimated that, as of 2016, over 680 completed high-rises and skyscrapers currently stand throughout the city.[2]

Penang's first skyscraper remains the tallest within the state to this day. Built in the 1970s, the KOMTAR Tower was originally 232 metres tall. It now houses the offices of the Penang state government, including that of the Chief Minister of Penang. In 2016, three more storeys were added to the top, extending its height to 249 metres.

This is a list of the tallest buildings within George Town which are ranked according to the height and number of floors of each structure.

Panoramic view of George Town in Penang Island.

Tallest buildings[edit]

KOMTAR Tower, built in 1974, remains the tallest skyscraper in Penang.
Setia V Residence A (right) was topped out in 2017 and is now the second tallest skyscraper in Penang.
The Gurney Paragon twin towers are the third tallest skyscrapers in Penang.
Arte S Tower B (right), topped out in 2017, is also the third tallest skyscraper in Penang.
Skyscrapers at Gurney Drive in George Town
BHL Tower at Northam Road in George Town also serves as the office of the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang.
Central Park Condominiums at Batu Lanchang

The Emporis Standards Committee defines a skyscraper as "a multi-story building whose architectural height is at least 100 m or 330 ft".[3] The structure's height includes spires and architectural details but does not include its antenna masts.

The following are some of the tallest skyscrapers and high-rises within George Town which are above 100 metres tall and consist of more than 25 storeys.

Rank Name Height

(m)

Floors Location Note
1 KOMTAR Tower 248.7 68 Penang Road
2 Setia V Residence A 190.8 48 Gurney Drive [4]
3 Arte S Tower B 170 49 Gelugor [5]
Gurney Paragon East Tower 170 43 Gurney Drive [6]
Gurney Paragon West Tower 170 43 Gurney Drive [6]
6 The Cove E 166 42 Tanjung Bungah [7]
The Cove F 166 42 Tanjung Bungah [8]
8 Shineville Park Condominium 158 40 Air Itam [9]
The Cove A 158 40 Tanjung Bungah [10][11]
The Cove B 158 40 Tanjung Bungah [10][11]
The Cove C 158 40 Tanjung Bungah [10][11]
The Cove D 158 40 Tanjung Bungah [10][11]
The Maritime Suite B 158 40 Karpal Singh Drive [11]
14 Pearl Regency I 154 35 Gelugor [12][13]
Pearl Regency II 154 35 Gelugor [12][13]
16 The Peak Residence A 152 38 Tanjung Tokong [14][15]
The Peak Residence B 152 38 Tanjung Tokong [14][15]
The Peak Residence C 152 38 Tanjung Tokong [14][15]
19 The Northam All Suite Hotel 150 38 Northam Road [16]
8 Gurney 150 38 Gurney Drive [17][18]
21 Gurney Resort Hotel 146 37 Gurney Drive [19]
22 Gurney Park I 143 40 Gurney Drive [20]
Gurney Park II 143 40 Gurney Drive [20]
24 Springtide Residence 40 Tanjung Bungah
25 Boulevard Condominium I 38 Air Itam [21]
26 The Oasis Condominium 38 Gelugor [22]
27 Boulevard Condominium II 37 Air Itam [21]
28 The Regency Condominium 37 Gurney Drive [23]
29 Infinity Tower A 36 Tanjung Bungah [24]
30 Silverton 36 Gurney Drive [25]
31 The Maritime Suite A 139 36 Karpal Singh Drive
32 Central Park A 35 Batu Lanchang
Central Park B 35 Batu Lanchang
Central Park C 35 Batu Lanchang
Central Park D 35 Batu Lanchang
Central Park E 35 Batu Lanchang
37 Fettes Residence 35 Tanjung Tokong [26]
38 Harmony Residence 35 Tanjung Bungah [27]
39 Infinity Tower B 35 Tanjung Bungah [24]
40 Millennium Tower 35 Gurney Drive
41 Vertiq Condominium I 35 Gelugor [28]
Vertiq Condominium II 35 Gelugor [28]
43 11 Gurney Drive 34 Gurney Drive
44 Bukit Jambul Court 33 Bukit Jambul [29]
45 Sri Sayang Resort 33 Batu Ferringhi [30]
46 Sky Home Condominium 32 Tanjung Bungah [31]
47 N Park Condominium 32 Batu Uban [32]
48 Setia V Residence B 123.3 31 Gurney Drive [4]
49 Mansion One 31 Northam Road
50 MBf Tower 111 31 Northam Road
51 Arte S Tower A 110 27 Gelugor [33]
52 Centrio Avenue A 30 Gelugor [34]
Centrio Avenue B 30 Gelugor [34]
54 BHL Tower 108 30 Northam Road
55 All Seasons Park A 36 Air Itam
All Seasons Park B 36 Air Itam
All Seasons Park C 36 Air Itam
All Seasons Park D 36 Air Itam
59 BL Garden 40 Air Itam [35]
60 Mutiara Villa 30 Tanjung Tokong [36]
61 Sri Perdana Condominium 30 Northam Road [37]
62 Pulse Condominium 30 Gelugor [38]
63 Mayfair Condominium 29 Northam Road
64 1 Gurney Drive 31 Gurney Drive [39]

Structures under construction and proposed[edit]

This list is composed of buildings over 100 metres that are under construction within George Town. Proposed structures are also included.

Name Height

(m)

Floors Location Status
Runnymede Bay[40] 211 61 Northam Road Planned
Marriott Gurney 190 55 Gurney Drive Under construction
Urban Suite I 232 52 Jelutong Planned
Urban Suite II 178 42 Jelutong Under construction
Urban Suite III 178 42 Jelutong Under construction
Setia Sky Ville 2A[41] 34 Jelutong Planned
Setia Sky Ville 1A[41] 33 Jelutong Under construction
Setia Sky Ville 1B[41] 33 Jelutong Under construction
Tropicana 218 Macalister Tower M[42] 33 Macalister Road Completed
Tropicana 218 Macalister Tower T[42] 32 Macalister Road Completed

See also[edit]

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