Menara Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - highest tower in south-east Asia
Location show on map
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of build
1992 - May 1996
Menara Kuala Lumpur is the tallest tower in Southeast Asia and the fourth tallest tower in the world, the only higher are: 553 meters CN Tower in Canada, 537 m Ostankino Tower in Russia and 468 m Shanghai Tower in China.
The stem of the tower is made of vertical ribs from 24.5 to 13.6 meters in diameter. Thickness of the shaft walls from 1.4 to 0.6 meters. The foundations are buried 17 m underground and their maximum diameter is 54 m.
To move in the tower use, among others 4 lifts and stairs with 2058 steps.
The weight of cement used is 45,000 m³, reinforcement 5,300 tons, steel 11,300 tons. The total weight of the tower is approx. 100,000 tons.
Menara KL was built to enrich the quality of telecommunications services and to improve the quality of broadcasting materials. It has also become the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, the city of wonderful lights.
The tower can be divided into 5 main parts: 1) base, 3 floors with service rooms and warehouses; 2) a tourist building, there are administrative offices, souvenir shops and a swimming pool; 3) the core of the tower, consisting of 22 floors with elevators and stairs; 4) tower head; 5) aerial mast.
"Head" has 6 floors and a maximum of 50 meters in diameter, there is a restaurant, a 276 meter viewing platform, a broadcasting station and technical and service rooms.
The building has been designed to withstand winds with a force of up to 150 km / h.
Menara Kuala Lumpur is a member of the prestigious union "World Federation of Great Towers".
Official website: https://www.menarakl.com.my