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The Telekom Tower (Malay: Menara Telekom) or Menara TM is a skyscraper in Lembah Pantai, southwestern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is 310 m (1,017 ft) tall, has 77 floors, and is shaped to represent a sprouting "bamboo shoot". It is located along the Federal Highway, Sprint Expressway and Jalan Pantai Baharu and is served by the Rapid KL Kerinchi LRT station. It was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was constructed between 1998 and 2001 by Deawoo Construction. The building was officially opened on 11 February 2003 by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. It resembles the Bitexco Financial Tower of Ho Chi Minh City and the Telecommunications Tower in Montevideo.

Menara Telekom
Menara telekom.jpg
Menara Telekom.Headquarters of the TM Group
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°06′58″N 101°39′59″E / 3.11611°N 101.66639°E / 3.11611; 101.66639Coordinates: 3°06′58″N 101°39′59″E / 3.11611°N 101.66639°E / 3.11611; 101.66639
Construction started 1998
Completed 2001
Height
Architectural 310 m (1,020 ft)[1]
Roof 310 m (1,020 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 77[1]
Floor area 1,600,000 sq ft (150,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Hijjas Kasturi Associates[1]
References
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The tower is among the world’s 50 tallest buildings. With a series of hanging gardens climbing it, the structure cost over $160 million. The tower has been designed to benefit from its surrounding environment, using its windows, orientation, and air condition system to encourage energy saving[3].

The complex also includes a theatre able to seat a 2,500 audience, a large prayer hall (surau) and a sports facility. A unique feature of the tower is its 22 open skygardens alternating every three floors. The office floors are separated into north and south wings served by express double-deck elevators.

Near the building is Kerinchi Pylon, the tallest electricity pylon in Southeast Asia.

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Menara Telekom also houses several well-known tenants, namely Mercedes-Benz, BASF, DHL, Hapag-Lloyd, Unilever, Henkel Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Takaful Nasional and the IT Department of Tenaga Nasional.

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