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Posted by Cristi On November - 4 - 2011 0 Comment
Menara Telekom Tower

The Menara Telekom, also known as TM Cybercentre Complex or as the Bamboo Tower, is a skyscraper located on Jalan Pantai Baru in Kuala Lumpur, the capital and the second largest city by population in Malaysia, the headquarters of Telekom Malaysia Group, the largest integrated solutions provider in Malaysia.

Built over a period of three years by PECD Berhad, during 1998 and 2001, it was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was officially opened in February 2003, with a total construction cost that reached 160 million dollars. The structure has a height of 310 metres (making it within the 50 highest in the world), 55 floors and a total floor space of approximately 148,800 square meters, providing commercial office space for many other famous companies, such as the IT Department of Tenaga Nasional, DaimlerChrysler, Hapag-Lloyd, Unilever, Henkel Malaysia, Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad and Takaful Nasional. The intelligent building (rated with six stars), with next-generation infrastructure, has become during time a prestigious office complex and is generally considered to be one the most viable base of operations, because in addition to the state-of-the-art office environment, the structure offers modern broadband facilities. The skyscraper also includes other residential facilities such as a professional performance theater that can seat up to 2.500 people, a large prayer hall, double decker lifts (which separate the office floors into the north and south wings), a multifunctional hall of games, nursery, gymnasium, auditorium international showroom, 22 open sky gardens on alternate floors and a recreation centre for Telekom Malaysia staff. Its special curvilinear structure has its references in the work of the Malaysian sculptor Latiff Mohidin, the Pucuk-Rebung, that represents a young bamboo with strong foundations at its root.

Served by the Rapid KL Kerinchi LRT station, the Telekom Malaysia’s Corporate Head Office has become a landmark building in Kuala Lumpur.

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