PNB Merdeka Ventures celebrates a significant milestone for the Merdeka 118 development with the completion of the tower spire, with this final point, the building will stand tall among its brethren KL Tower and KLCC Twin Towers in the distinctive Kuala Lumpur skyline.
The completion will officially place the Merdeka 118 tower as the second tallest building in the world and the tallest building in Southeast Asia at a height of 678.9 metres. An official ceremony was held for this momentous occasion grace by the Prime Minister and PNB Group Chairman.
PNB’s Chairman Tun Arifin Zakaria, commented, “The spire completion represents a significant step forward in the journey of the Merdeka 118 development, which started in 2016 and today culminates in a momentous milestone.
PNB’s President & Group Chief Executive, Encik Ahmad Zulqarnain Onn, added, “The Merdeka 118 tower shares the same location with some of our beloved historical sites, which makes for a remarkable blend of the historical and the contemporary”
The building was completed despite the challenges of the pandemic and will see its surrounding infrastructure upgrades on track for completion by late 2022.
Located within a historical enclave in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Merdeka 118 precinct is set to breathe new life into the area. Featuring work-life attractions to enhance liveability not only for those within the tower but the surrounding communities as well, the precinct creates a place of celebration that will attract both Malaysian and international visitors alike. The tower overlooks the historical landmarks of Stadium Negara and Stadium Merdeka. As the sole custodian of these national heritage sites, PNB has restored Stadium Merdeka to its former state in 1957 and has also undertaken a feasibility study to reactivate Stadium Negara whilst preserving its heritage value.
Setting new benchmarks in sustainability, the Merdeka 118 tower will be the first building in the country to earn a triple platinum rating with international sustainability certifications, namely Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Real Estate (GreenRE) and Green Building Index (GBI).