21 May 2010

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

Here are the listings, from E1 - E0; as labelled on the map.

E1 - Solaris Towers
One of the most prominent and old-time developers in the country, Sunrise Berhad plans to develop this small tract of land, just next to Renaissance and Crest Sultan Ismail into what they call ... the Solaris Towers KL. Final piece of the Solaris jigsaw puzzle...

E2 - Lai Meng school
Magna Prima Berhad plans to redevelop this site into a RM1.3billion mixed development. Too much hoo-haa has been heard of this project - perhaps, this project will only go through in many years to come. They will also need to relocate the school first - most likely to Bukit Jalil.

E3 - Menara Public Bank
Menara Public Bank is located at 146, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. It is the home of Public Bank - the third largest banking group in Malaysia with approximately US$ 41.76 billion in total assets in Malaysia with the lowest non-performing loan ratios. Presently, Public Bank has 243 local branches and 3 overseas branches namely, Hong Kong Branch, Colombo Branch, Sri Lanka and Vientian Branch, Lao PDR

E4 - Bangunan AMBank
Bangunan AmBank Group is located along Jalan Raja Chulan, a main business district within the heart of Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle. It is a 26-storey office building comprising a 21-storey office tower block, 1 level of amenities including a cafeteria, a gymnasium and a multi-purpose hall with 4 levels of aboveground car park and 3 levels of basement car park.

E5 - Duta Hyatt Hotel
Earlier plans to open a Grand Hyatt Duta came to an end as the project was never completed. The Hyatt Group in 1994 gave the contract to develop the RM570 million Grand Hyatt Duta to Kuala Lumpur Landmark Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Olympia Industries Bhd. Mycom Bhd, the holding company of Olympia, then teamed up with Kuala Lumpur Landmark to develop a 52-storey building to house its headquarters and the hotel. However, construction was halted in July 1998, when the group encountered financial difficulties during the 1997/1998 economic downturn. The Grand Hyatt Duta was to have been completed in 1997. Until today, the hotel at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang remains partly completed. The Hyatt Group is no longer associated with the project.

E6 - Grand Hyatt Hotel
Not to be confused with the abandoned Duta Hyatt Hotel along Jalan Ampang, this 42 storey development is developed by the Bahagia Investment Authority of Brunei, comprising a 17 storey hotel, a luxury 4 storey serviced apartment as well as a 13 storey commercial office space. The hotel is designed by world-renowned Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) architects.

E7 - Troika
Located at the north-eastern corner of the KLCC Park, within the precincts of Kuala Lumpur City Centre – Kuala Lumpur’s ‘city within a city’ – the Troika development combines apartments, offices, shops and restaurants within a single complex, with the aim of promoting a more sustainable, densely planned approach to living and working in the twenty-first century city.

E8 - The Binjai
These towering 44 storey residential twin towers are amongst one of the most modern residential towers, apart from Troika of course to be completed within the KLCC Park vicinity.

E9 - G Tower
Strategically located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) next to Ampang Park LRT station and against a backdrop of the iconic Twin Towers, GTower is the city’s striking landmark. Offering premium Grade A++ commercial space, G Tower is Malaysia’s first Green building (BCA Gold Green Mark).

E0 - Menara DNP
To be developed by prestigious developer Wing Tai Asia - these tower will be 50 storeys tall and has a premium view of KLCC - by virtue of being directly opposite it.

There you go - what I see as the Best 50 Buildings in Kuala Lumpur. All in... I shall do one that compiles all of them together...


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