05 May 2010

The Best 50 Buildings in KL - Part 3 of 5.

Here are the listings, from C1 - C0; as labelled on the map.

C1 - St Mary Residences
Developed by E&O and Lion Group (joint venture) - the project was on the old site of St Mary. Prices of its condominium were going from RM 1,000 psf upwards - and the take up rate was impressive. Construction works are currently underway and it is expected to be completed by end 2012.

C2 - Menara Hap Seng
Previously called Mui Plaza, the Hap Seng Group purchased the office block en-bloc - and then spent close to RM50mil on refurbishment works before renaming it Menara Hap Seng. Today, Menara Hap Seng has an upmarket retail and F&B podium catering to the community around the area.

C3 - Public Mutual Tower
When a particular site along Jalan Raja Chulan got hoarded up - there were plenty of speculations of what the development will be and so on. It turns out the land will be developed into Menara Public Mutual - a 35 storey Grade A office development. Not much information on this project.

C4 - Menara Worldwide, Jalan Bukit Bintang
The Project was stalled a couple of times already since the mid 90s - now it is scheduled to complete by the end of the year 2010. The 26 storey office tower sits right next to the LTAT building along Jalan Bukit Bintang.

C5 - YTL Tower
All we know is that the building will be designed by Fosters & Partners. Thats about all. Oh, and it should be a cool 62 storeys.

C6 - Pavilion KL
Two twin 50 storey residential development sitting on top of a large retail shopping mall. Today, the shopping mall houses some of the top brands in the world - including Hermes, Prada, Gucci and so on.

C7 - Berjaya Times Square
Dubbed the new 'Sg Wang' or the new 'Low Yat' - the Times Square was developed by Vincent Tan's Berjaya Group. I think this building needs no further introduction =)

C8 - Menara Standard Chartered
At one time, it was like the star of KL. Its staggered - elevator like design (step by step) is pretty impressive, especially from far. I love the location of this building really - its truly smack right in the heart of KL! =)

C9 - Menara Maybank
For those who do not know where is Menara Maybank - perhaps - dont bother staying in KL ok. This 50 storey tower was designed by Hijjas Kasturi back in the late 1980s, and it was proudly Malaysia's tallest towers until the emergence of KLCC.

C0 - Plaza Rakyat
Another project thats plagued by the various economic downturns. Lets hope someone can come out with a good solution this time around...


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