With Malaysia being a landmark for being a country with a beautiful yet diverse culture, amazing food and of course, our national pride, The Petronas Twin Towers, the eyes of the world had surely glanced at us. However, there’s a new bad boy in town and it said to surpass the Petronas Twin Tower’s height and be the tallest building in SouthEast Asia.
The Exchange 106, a new skyscraper to grace the city’s skyline, has reached 450 meters above ground only 19 months into construction. With a construction rate of two to three days a floor, the Exchange 106 rising out of Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) will soon take its form as the tallest building in the country and the region, at a height of 492.3 meters.
This structure is owned and developed by Mulia Property Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s renowned Mulia Group, and is expected to complete by June 2018. The construction started in May 2016 and there are no signs of stopping now.
In a statement, “The Exchange 106 entered into the limelight over the last 12 months, setting industry benchmarks for work methods, quality of materials and most noticeably, the speed at which it has progressed.
“Upon completion, the Exchange 106 will comprise 106 floors and eight basement levels, with what the developer called “elegant and luxurious design”. The structure will be topped off with a dazzling glass crown that will be illuminated by light-emitting diode (LED) lights,” it added.
We are definitely getting excited about this project as we can’t wait to enter another record into the record books as well as bringing more tourist to our beloved nation.