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Maybank Tower (Kuala Lumpur)

Maybank Tower
Menara Maybank
Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur.jpg
Alternative namesMenara Maybank
Malayan Bank Headquarters
General information
StatusComplete
TypeCommercial offices
Location100 Jalan Tun Perak
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates3°08′50″N 101°41′59″E / 3.1472°N 101.6997°E / 3.1472; 101.6997
Construction started1984
Completed1987
Height
Roof243.54 m (799.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count50
Floor area167,300 m2 (1,801,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectHijjas Kasturi Associates
Taisei Construction Co.
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

Maybank Tower (Malay: Menara Maybank) is a skyscraper in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The tower is the headquarters of Maybank and houses the Maybank Numismatic Museum.

History

The construction of Maybank Tower commenced in 1984 on Court Hill, over the site of a colonial era Sessions Court building, and was completed in 1987. Before the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers in 1995, Maybank Tower was the tallest building in Kuala Lumpur as well as Malaysia, at 244 m (801 ft), around half the height of Petronas Twin Towers. The tower remains a prominent part of the city's skyline.

Architecture

Massing model showing the shape of the top of the Maybank Tower.

The floor plan of the tower consists of two square-based blocks that interlock each other at one of their corners. Each of the two block features a roof and lower base that slant at a direction opposite its other block, while the midsection stands in a perpendicular angle. The main access points of the tower are at the two corners of the structure that feature a space formed from the combination of the structure's two blocks, covered by tiered triangular roofs.

Transportation

The tower is accessible within walking distance north of  SP8  AG8  SBK17  Plaza Rakyat Station or southwest of  SP7  AG7  Masjid Jamek Station of Rapid Rail. A major bus hub is located across Jalan Tun Perak from the tower.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Maybank Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ Maybank Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Maybank Tower at Glass Steel and Stone (archived)
  4. ^ "Maybank Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ Maybank Tower at Structurae
  6. ^ "KL 1939 Hab Medan Pasar, Lebuh Pudu". Google Maps. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

Further reading

  • Dupré, Judith (1996). Skyscrapers. New York: Black Dog & Loventhal. pp. 96–97. ISBN 1-884822-45-2.
  • Dupré, Judith (2008). Skyscrapers (2nd ed.). New York: Black Dog & Leventhal. pp. 100–101. ISBN 1-57912-787-8.