Malaysia plans another megatower taller than Merdeka 118

Another megatower is in the works to be developed in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

(Sinar Daily) – The tower reported to be even taller than Merdeka 118, is apparently still its planning phase and is said to be located where Kompleks Antarabangsa and Crowne Plaza Hotel once stood.

According to the Edge Markets, the tallest skyscraper in Malaysia will be constructed adjacent to the Bukit Bintang Plaza, which is in the process of redevelopment.

The megatower development named Tradewinds Square will be 110 stories tall, making it taller than both The Exchange 106 (445.5 m) and Merdeka 118 (679m).

Architecture firm Woods Bagot reports that the building would feature retail stores on the ground floor, followed by offices, which will occupy the majority of the floors, followed by residences and accompanying amenities.

It was reported that the the upper levels,of the megatower will be developed into serviced apartments with their own amenities, hotel rooms, and a museum.

The global architecture and consulting firm said the tower is inspired by Islamic geometry and biomimicry, and will fit right into Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Golden Triangle’ business hub.

However, the public has been mainly unaware of the development which was first mentioned in 2011, despite the fact that news of the project had been released Recently, on Nov 25, the ASEAN Skyline Facebook page published a post on the project, which was shared over 2,100 times, causing it to go viral on numerous social media sites.