Can’t believe we don’t have a thread about the
*current second tallest skyscraper in the world. A lot of this willbe taken from Wikipedia so credit there.
Merdeka 118, also known as Merdeka PNB 118 , Warisan Merdeka Tower and KL 118 is a 118-story, 678.9-meter-tall megatall skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the world’s second-tallest building.
|Former names||KL 118, Heritage of Independence, Menara Warisan Merdeka, PNB Headquarters|
|Alternative names||PNB 118, Merdeka PNB118, Merdeka Tower|
Status Topped out
Type Mixed-use: Shopping complex, Office, Housing Properties, Hotel, Observation
Architectural style Neo-futurism & Malay traditional songket pattern
Location Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur
Named for Malaysia’s Merdeka Day
Construction started July 2014
Topped-out November 2021
Estimated completion 2022
Cost RM5 billion ($1.5 billion USD)
Owner PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd (under PNB)
Architectural 678.9 m (2,227 ft)
Antenna spire 160 m (520 ft)
Roof 518.9 m (1,702 ft)
Top floor 515 m (1,690 ft)
Observatory 2 observatories. Building: 518.9 m (1,702 ft), Spire: 566 m (1,857 ft)
Design and construction
Architect Fender Katsalidis in association with RSP KL
Developer PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Robert Bird Group in association with Arup
Main contractor Samsung C&T
Parking 8,100 parking bays
The building’s name, Merdeka (which means ‘independence’), is inspired by its proximity to two stadiums: Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara. The spire of the building was completed in November 2021.
The building is expected to be finished by the end of 2022, and will become the tallest in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It will surpass the 632 m (2,073 ft) Shanghai Tower as the world’s second-tallest building and structure, surpassing the 451.9 m (1,483 ft) Petronas Twin Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, and surpassing the 461 m (1,512 ft) Landmark 81 as the tallest building in ASEAN. taking the title by virtue of its 160-metre-tall (520 ft) spire. The building will also be the first in Malaysia to receive a triple platinum rating from worldwide sustainability certifications, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).