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Sep 22, 2022,00:56 AM

Merdeka 118 in KL. The world's second tallest building. 679m.

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 By: patrick_y : September 22nd, 2022-01:05
These tall buildings are kind of inefficient. Past around 40 floors or so, the elevator shafts start eating too much of the floor space (since the higher you go, the more elevators you need). But, despite their inefficiency, they can be beacons of great b... 


 By: InHavenPro : September 22nd, 2022-01:13
The taller the building the less sense it makes practically/economically. Most ultra-tall buildings are made to simply show-off. With that said, some of them are truly impressive and beautiful architecturally....

I agree.

 By: InHavenPro : September 22nd, 2022-18:21
The same way I think the Merdeka is more interesting architecturally than the Burj Khalifa.... Anyway, the design of the Petronas towers actually reminds me of the Library tower (U.S. Bank tower) in Los Angeles.... Cheers, Filip

The Burj Khalifa is definitely a beautiful building...

 By: patrick_y : September 22nd, 2022-23:03
I haven't seen the Petronas Towers nor the Merdeka in person. But I have seen the Burj Khalifa in person and it was a beautiful structure. Also, it's lit up at night incredibly as well. It kind of looks like an over-commercialized advertisement at night. ... 

I wasn't aware....

 By: InHavenPro : September 23rd, 2022-00:58
of those intricate details pertaining to the Taipei 101! Much appreciate the 'breakdown' of them. Cheers, Filip

thank you Patrick_Y

 By: Gelato Monster : September 23rd, 2022-15:17

You’re most welcome. I happen to be a small fan of architecture.

 By: patrick_y : September 23rd, 2022-17:24
But not knowledgeable enough to be an expert witness on the subject.


 By: patrick_y : September 22nd, 2022-02:32
A beautiful building. And what an interesting back story about the two different companies that built the towers.

And a fact few may know

 By: sham1 : September 22nd, 2022-05:47
is that during the construction works, the buildings were not even - an obvious problem for the sky bridge. I am not sure how it was rectified!

I heard about that...

 By: patrick_y : September 22nd, 2022-06:20
I have no idea how they rectified it neither.

Where are they?

 By: amanico : September 22nd, 2022-06:00


 By: patrick_y : September 22nd, 2022-06:24
If you start looking at the floor plates for each floor in these super tall buildings, the first 50% of the lower floors have very little usable (rentable) space, since the elevator shafts use up so much of the floor space. Many elevators don't go all the... 


 By: InHavenPro : September 22nd, 2022-01:14
I find it subjectively more compelling, in an architectural context, than the Burj Khalifa.... Thank you for sharing the image here with us! Cheers, Filip

Like any skyscraper, it's a symbol

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : September 22nd, 2022-06:04
I've always been fascinated by the these impressive buildings, which are a marvel in terms of engineering and architecture. Every time I can travel abroad,I usually look for rooftops (bars or just decks) to have an unparalleled view of the city. Has the t... 

Close to being finished

 By: rnaden : September 22nd, 2022-07:12
There is an expectation that it will open early next year


 By: W. York : September 22nd, 2022-10:38
It would be perfect if the weather was a little better

Better weather

 By: fernando : September 23rd, 2022-00:00

Last time I was in KL, this Merdeka was just starting to be built.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 22nd, 2022-14:49
I heard that it was going to be "really tall". And wow! The 2nd tallest building in the world, it must be impressive to see. It has grown into an extremely impressive building architecturally and artistically speaking. Thanks for sharing the pic. I hope t...