Bangkok skyscraper to be tallest in S.E Asia

Bangkok skyscraper to be tallest in S.E Asia

The 125-floor tower will rise 615 m and include a luxury hotel, offices and an observation deck with panoramic views of Bangkok, developer says.

Thai property firm Grand Canal Land (G Land) yesterday announced a project to build a “Super Tower”, which will be Asean’s tallest building and one of the world’s top 10 skyscrapers when it is completed in six years.

The skyscraper, which will stand 615 metres tall and have a total of 125 floors, covering a total construction area of 320,000 square metres, the Super Tower will be the main building of the Grand Rama 9 complex that also includes office buildings, a shopping complex, luxury hotels, a convention hall and condominiums. The already-opened CentralPlaza Grand Rama 9 and Unilever’s new Asean headquarters, which are under construction, are also part of the scheme.

G-Land

G-Land

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok “Super Tower” will be the world’s ninth tallest if it is built on schedule. It would be the second tallest if built today.

Debt financing will account for about 60 per cent of the Super Tower’s investment costs. It will partially open the tower and earn some rental and service incomes from 2016, before full completion six years from now, according to G Land’s report submitted to the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday.

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