12 May 2010

The Best 50 Buildings in KL - Part 4 of 5.

Here are the listings, from D1 - D0; as labelled on the map.

D1 - The Meritz, KLCC
This 110 unit luxury condominium is 31 storeys tall - and was developed by the well-renowned Singaporean developer, Wing Tai Asia and designed by Guida Moseley Brown Architects from Australia. When the development was first launched in 2004/05, the prices were sold at RM 650 psf. Today, prices have appreciated to the RM 1,300 - RM 1,500 psf range.

D2 - Avenue K
Developed by the Yap family (Mycom and Olympia) - Avenue K has two major components - the Regent Residences in the 50 storey tower - and the retail mall, strategically above the KLCC LRT station.

D3 - Hampshire Residences
Hampshire Residence is situated along Persiaran Hampshire a quiet area in KLCC yet still close to the Petronas Twin Tower. Comprises of 2 blocks of 388 units in total, this modern architectural building was jointly developed by Capital Land Ltd of Singapore, the largest developer in South East Asia (SEA) together with Zelan.

D4 - Hampshire Apartment.
I apologize that I couldnt find any pictures at this current moment - I guess I'll head down to KL and take some soon. At one time - the Hampshire was perhaps Kuala Lumpur's most expensive condominium. When other property prices were still going at RM500-600 psf, the Hampshire was fetching a good RM800psf upwards from the secondary markets.

D5 - Plaza OSK
Formerly known as Menara MBF, OSK took over the building after the 1997 economic crisis. Its undergoing some refurbishments and there will be another tower on top of the podium block.

D6 - Intermark
Intermark previously consisted of the Crown Princess Hotel, Empire Tower as well as City Square shopping mall. Today - the Intermark Group has acquired it and are now in the midst of a massive revamp, including a whole new office tower. Crown Princess has undergone a refurbishment and is now managed by DoubleTree - a boutique concept hotel by Hilton.

D7 - Setia Sky Residences
Setia Sky Residences represents S P Setia's foray into the super luxury high-rise property market - and also its first in the KLCC region. The whole development consists of 4 towering 40 storey blocks - with a SkyBridge called the Sky Club connecting the towers at the 33rd floor.

D8 - Menara Marinara
Another building that was affected by the 1997 economic crisis. There were plenty of controversies involving the building - and subsequently the now defunct Danaharta - today known as Prokhas - took over as the liquidators - currently they are spending about RM 40 million for some massive refurbishment and upgrading works on the building.

D9 - Menara ExxonMobil, Jalan Kia Peng
The Menara Exxon Mobil is a building located in the vicinity of KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building currently is the headquarters of Exxon Mobil Malaysia. A rectangular shaped building, the Menara ExxonMobil has a virtually column free interior. For aesthetics, the north and south elevations are set-back at level 5, while the north elevation facing the public park is further set-back at levels 22 and 26.

D0 - Bandar Wawasan
Once again - yet another development that was stalled during the 1997 economic crisis. If and when completed - the Bandar Wawasan would have been amongst the main commercial hubs in the city. Recently, Quill bought over the abandoned project from its liquidators.


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