30 Apr '16, 12pm

Plans underway to build Southeast Asia's tallest skyscraper

Artist’s impression of the Merdeka PNB118 skyscraper. (Source: pcq.com.pk) Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Malaysia’s biggest fund management company, plans to build a 118-storey skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur that will surpass the height of the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, reported The Straits Times recently. Dubbed Merdeka PNB118, the 630m-tall tower is expected to become the tallest building in the country and in Southeast Asia when it is completed by 2020. In comparison, the 452m-tall twin towers, built during the administration of former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was the world’s tallest building when it was finished in 1998. With a gross development value of RM5 billion, the new skyscraper was unveiled in March 2016 by Prime Minister Najib Razak, who denied rumours that one of the reasons for building the tower was to steal the limelight from his mentor-turned-enem...

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