Exchange 106 is obviously referring to a tower with 106 levels. Thus, barring any special circumstances, it should be taller than a 88-storey tower, right? Okay, that 88-storey tower is Petronas Twin Towers. With the completion and a ready for occupation status, the Exchange 106 is now officially taller than Petronas Twin Towers. It’s 492 metres tall while Petronas Twin Towers are 452 metres.
Then again, let’s take note that Petronas Twin Towers remain the tallest twin towers in the world, not just in Malaysia. I googled and I think there are no upcoming twin towers in the world currently. There was a mention of an upcoming one in Dubai many years ago but I think there are no further news. I think our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir already know that a single tower could be surpassed pretty soon but a twin tower will remain tallest in the world for a long time to come. 😛
Article in thestar.com.my The Exchange 106 is South East Asia’s tallest building. It is taller than even Vietnam’s completed Landmark 81 project which is 469.5 metres tall. It was the tallest before Exchange 106 was completed. Singapore’s tallest building Guoco Tower is 290m high and the world’s tallest Burj Khalifa is 830 metres. (WOW…)
The Exchange 106 is a building within Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). Exchange 106 is owned by Indonesian developer Mulia Property Development while TRX is owned by the Ministry of Finance. TRX’s status was doubtful due to a new government since May 2018. However, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng cleared all doubts about TRX when he said to reporters, “Rest assured that the TRX is detoxified.”
Meanwhile, Merdeka PNB118 is currently being built and will be completed next year. It’s 500 metres which meant that it will take over the title of tallest tower in Malaysia in the near future. It’s owned by our national equity fund Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB). Please read on for more details about the Exchange 106.
I know, many are saying there’s just too many new offices within Kuala Lumpur. I think it’s best to let the tenants decide. Surely these tenants deserve a good deal instead of being forced to pay high rental due to shortages in office space. As for all these office towers, it’s now very important to be highly efficient and effective in the management of the towers. Be lean, be mean and well, the demand will slowly increase too. Happy visiting these tallest towers in the near future.
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