Merdeka 118 Tower, formerly known as Warisan Merdeka Tower, KL 118 and PNB 118, is the talk of the town in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s no surprise, as the 118-storey megatall skyscraper is set to become the second-tallest building in the world, standing tall at an impressive 678.9 meters.
The tower’s name, Merdeka, which means “independence,” pays homage to its proximity to the historic Stadium Merdeka. The tower’s spire was completed in October 2021, marking its final height of 678.9 meters above ground and 741.9 meters above sea level.
When completed in June 2023, Merdeka 118 Tower will be the tallest building in Malaysia, boasting 100 floors of rentable space, including office space, hotel rooms, hotel residences, and an observatory floor, which will be the highest observation deck in Southeast Asia.
The tower will also be the first in Malaysia to receive a triple platinum rating from worldwide sustainability certifications, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It’s a building that’s not just impressive in stature, but also environmentally friendly.
Merdeka 118 Tower was designed to resemble Tunku Abdul Rahman’s stature as he proclaimed Malaysian independence on 31 August 1957, chanting “Merdeka!” seven times. The building’s diamond-shaped glass facades symbolize the diversity of Malaysians. The tower is planned to be constructed in three phases, consisting of residential, hotel, and commercial space, covering 400,000 square meters.
Overall, Merdeka 118 Tower is set to become an iconic landmark of Malaysia, reflecting the country’s diverse culture and commitment to sustainability. It’s definitely a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur.
As one of the tallest buildings in the world, this megatall skyscraper boasts stunning views of Kuala Lumpur and beyond.
With two observation decks, including the highest observation deck in Southeast Asia, you can take in the breathtaking scenery from every angle.
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