More skyscrapers to dot Kuala Lumpur


The landscape of Kuala Lumpur is set to take on a dramatic change in the next five to 10 years with more ambitious projects in the pipeline.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib has described these as Towers of Excellence.

The structures, with a collective gross development value of billions of ringgit, will be built at various locations in the city centre and are set to change the city’s skyline in the most dramatic way possible.

Areas identified for several towering skyscrapers are near the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), the Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC), Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, Jalan Kuching, Brickfields, and Bangsar.

Ahmad Phesal said Kuala Lumpur would see at least 50 new high-rise towers ranging from 40 storeys and above. One project in the city center would be three times the size of KLCC.

“Some of these projects would start as early as June,” he said.

He said the development would put Kuala Lumpur on the world map and create job opportunities for thousands of people.

Ahmad Phesal said because of land scarcity in Kuala Lumpur, future developments had to grow vertically.

He said more expensive the land, the higher the tower would be.

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