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Sunday, November 04, 2007

NEW BATCH OF THE 10 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA






Two years from now, Kuala Lumpur has to hand over the distinction of having the Tallest Buildings in Southeast Asia to Jakarta. New comer Hanoi would have 3 in the 10 Tallest but Bangkok and Singapore would be out of the Top 10.

The Menara Jakarta soars to a whopping 1,830 ft (347 ft taller than the Petronas) is under construction since April 2004 and will be completed in 2009. It would be the Tallest Tower in the World; 16 ft taller than CN Tower in Canada. *Go Jakarta! Make us proud!*

Another twin towers are under speedy construction in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Landmark Twin Towers would be the 4th and the 5th tallest buildings in our region at 1,246 ft high. Hanoi would also claim the 7th spot for the 1,102 ft tall Hanoi Landmark Tower.


Bangkok’s Bayoke II is currently the 4th tallest but by 2010, it would be No.12. Although Bangkok would lose this distinction, another Thai city would enter the Top 10 – the Ocean One in Pattaya City would be 1,204 ft tall with 91 floors. *I own 2 units here! Ha!*

Manila’s tallest building would be The Skycity (1,099 ft) which would replace the current 8th PBCom Tower by 2012. PBCom Tower would go down to 19th place. Skycity is the building that was rumored to displace the Petronas according to my sources – but drastic changes of plans, bad finances and construction currently on hold makes it “not quite enough”.

The 1,072 ft tall Airlangga Residences Tower 1 in Jakarta would be the 9th tallest in SE Asia by 2010. Builders of Airlangga are claiming it would be the Tallest Residential Building in the Southern Hemisphere; but this distinction would be held by the taller Ocean One in Pattaya, Thailand.

The construction of the Lopez Center Tower in the Manila has just started a few months ago. When it’s completed in 2010, it would be 1,050 ft tall making it the 10th tallest in our region.


* Please note that buildings included in the list are all under active construction. Buildings that are only drawn on blueprints, product of imagination and seen only in dreams are excluded.


This is how the list of the 10 Tallest Buildings in SE Asia would look like a few years from now (unless somebody changes plan or some honcho is building a skyscraper underground!):

1. Menara Jakarta /1,830 ft / Jakarta, Indonesia
2&3. Petronas Twin Towers (currently 1&2) / 1,483 ft / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4&5. Landmark Twin Towers / 1,246ft / Hanoi, Vietnam
6. Ocean One / 1,204 ft / Pattaya, Thailand
7. Hanoi Landmark Tower / 1,102 ft / Hanoi, Vietnam
8. Skycity / 1,099 ft / Manila, Philippines
9. Airlangga Residences Tower 1 / 1,072 ft / Jakarta, Indonesia
10. Lopez Center Tower (under construction) / 1,050 ft / Manila, Philippines


And how the current ones would fare:


11. Menara Telekom (currently 3rd) / 1,017 ft / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12. Bayoke2 (currently 4th) / 997 ft / Bangkok, Thailand
13. Bitexco (under construction) / 984 ft / Saigon, Vietnam
14. Saigon Financial Tower (under construction) / 958 ft / Saigon, Vietnam
15. The Landmark (under construction) / 951 ft / Hanoi, Vietnam
16. OUB Plaza (currently 5th) / 919 ft / Singapore
16. UOB Plaza (currently 5th) / 919 ft / Singapore
16. Republic Plaza (currently 5th) / 919 ft / Singapore
17. Lot C KLCC (under construction) / 876 ft / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18. The River Residential (under construction) / 872 ft / Bangkok, Thailand
19. PBCom Tower (currently 8th) / 848 ft / Manila, Philippines
20. Capital Tower (currently 9th) / 833 ft / Singapore
21. Wisma46 (currently 10th) / 820 ft / Jakarta, Indonesia



The vertical race is still alive and kicking in Southeast Asia. Notice how Vietnam dominates the list to Top 20. The tiny but mighty Singapore losing its “skyscraper city” status to new comers like Hanoi and Jakarta is a testament that the wheel has finally turned – and it will keep turning to the benefit of all ASEAN countries and our peoples.


Build on! And make us proud!


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--Pisanu in Kuala Lumpur



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44 Comments:

eyron said...

finally after the hiatus, a post from pisanu, hehe...

Kai Santorino said...

yeah!

Kai Santorino said...

what's wrong with these people... they all aim for the highest peak in asia and yet they are aware of the thing called fault lines!

anyway, this is a good read... thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lopez Center and Skycity is on hold yeah. Those bitches always loves to rain on our parade. :S

Pisanu you are baccccccccccccccckkk!!!!!!!

Ryan

Preyanka said...

Tall buildings are cool, but I prefer "flatter" cities, like Paris (apart from that one little exception, haha), and I hope Hanoi doesn't become a city of glass and steel.

MISTERHUBS said...

Good to know Manila has 2 buildings in the list.

But like preyanka, I prefer "flatter" cities. I like wide, open spaces.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Yaozaaaa! All my smart readers in the house!!! Thanks thanks thanks! More of this coming =)

Just to set things straight...with all those rumors that I'm getting married (again!)...it isn't true. I visited a nice lady in Manila (it was supposed to be a secret argh!)

I got soooo much to tell about that trip. Met new characters, especially that lady I met on the plane from Bangkok to Manila. I'll tell you all about it soon.

Bjarne of Norway said...

Impressive. I like it when you write articles like this. The perspective is broad but focused. Good job again and welcome back.

Kong said...

That Ocean One would really be a landmark. Aside from being the tallest building in Thailand, it's actually situated on the sea shore.

Hannie said...

Wow! Vietnam on the go! Unstoppable! Go go go!

Googoosh said...

Singapore is concentrating more on "state of the art" landmarks like the durian inspired civic center. It gives more character to a city instead of tall towers. But it's good Vietnam and Indonesia are catching up.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

i just wish these tall buildings would reflect southeast asia or local cultures on its designs. china is building towers but it has CHINA written all over it.

Mariani of Italy said...

ditto googoosh and pisanu

riain said...

id love tall cities in one district and wide expanses on the other, and a nice bay or beach nearby wont hurt! but with the space constraints in rapidly growing asian cities, there is no way to go but up!

Anonymous said...

there are some latest news to add for Hanoi:
1.) PetroVietnam Tower & Hotel (1,000ft - 88-108fl)
2.) The Financial Tower(70fl)

There is a rumour about another 74-fl skyscraper in My Dinh (HN).

an old one:
3.) Youth Park Complex (60fl)

Carlos Javier said...

For Manila, the property arm of Metrobank is going to build what they claim will be the Philippines' tallest building, a 66-story structure whose upper 20 floors will house a hotel. Its to be built at Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig in Metro Manila.

There is also PAGCOR's E-City Observation Tower, said to rise to 655 meters - that's 2,149 feet! Now THAT I have to see to believe. LOL. This design, to be built along with an entire gambling resort along Manila Bay, has yet to be approved by the Philippine government. :)

Anonymous said...

Another news about Malaysia's future tallest building by Asia Property Report

http://www.property-report.com/aprarchives.php?id=927&date=191107

Malaysia to get new tallest building
by Robert Carry

Malaysia looks set to get a new tallest building after Kuwait Finance House Malaysia Bhd (KFHMB) revealed plans to construct a tower that will overshadow every other man-made structure in the Asian country.

KFHMB company director Datuk K Salman Younis told the Malaysian press that the project had been approved and that construction was scheduled to commence next year. He added that when completed the development would be “a high-end real estate project that will stand taller than the Petronas Twin Towers”.

The massive development will be constructed via joint venture between KFHMB and the property wing of a Malaysian banking company. KFHMB is also believed to be seeking to launch further developments in Bandar Nusajaya and is in discussions with a number of potential investors from Australia, China, Indonesia, Singapore and the Middle East. The fast-moving company also announced a joint project with Mubadala Development and Millennium Development International in August this year.

others tall project in KL :-

Plaza Rakyat 81 & 59 Storeys - 382M

Four Season Center 60 & 38 Storey - 260m

Anonymous said...

i wonder.. where is KL Tower - 421m in the list ??

Jake Tornado said...

I wonder when PAGCOR's E-City (Entertainment City)will start breaking the ground. I heard everything's gonna be finished by 2015. Although big Las Vegas cards like Wynn have signified interest in investing, all are still about talk-talk-talks and remains in the drawing board. All are set to build the E-City's Observation Tower which is planned to be the tallest structure on earth. Happy weekend everyone!

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Thank you for the input, anonymous! Much appreciated. I think I overlooked Menara KL hee because I was trying to list "buildings". As we know, others tend to list buildings and free-standing towers separately. But i'll edit the post later. Thanks again.

@Jake...2015 is way too far. These buildings listed here will be finished by 2010. :-) Thanks dude.

Anonymous said...

PAGCOR E-city targets groundbreaking before Christmas and next year at the very latest. Once finished the 60 hectare construction (which is already sealed off right now) will incorporate Mall of Asia, the Neo Chinatown (which is currently being built) and the existing Aseana Business Park. plans are under way for the facelift of the PICC Complex. With the rate of construction going on, Manila, a consistently underrated city will ultimately change its face and take its rightful place as one of Asia's most beautiful cities.

akhyaree said...

Well well, good guys are here. I hope i am not the only Indonesian here. PISANU, I have an idea, this tallest-building things are wonderful, but i think you also need to share us beautifully-designed buildings, like esplanade, or
like this :
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/1176/regatta2nl8.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php%3Ft%3D295193&h=744&w=1052&sz=156&hl=en&start=7&sig2=G_iHvWB-xOa_zMYM12vzCw&tbnid=XB7VQTN6FtCt9M:&tbnh=106&tbnw=150&ei=XbGWR-bjFZOqevDm6Aw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dregatta%252Bjakarta%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1B2GGFB_enID230ID230
or like this :
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2433/untitled2xu4.jpg
or this
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img215.echo.cx/img215/4195/westin8wb.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php%3Ft%3D299515%26page%3D5&h=615&w=450&sz=49&hl=en&start=2&sig2=o2qF0kodpe5_6xjROD6Nmg&tbnid=OttoT4iETWOWcM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=100&ei=bLOWR_miHZuEeoiO4Aw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwestin%252Bjakarta%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1B2GGFB_enID230ID230

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

@ Aykyaree...we already featured some of them. You can browse through the featured on the left and right side of our blog.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

@ Aykyaree...we already featured some of them. You can browse through the featured on the left and right side of our blog.

Anonymous said...

woow this country this side of ASEAN seeing to be more active in economy so wat will I say Go ASEAN make this region proud and be more progress I know this Region will be more power than the western one...

Anonymous said...

Woow Philippines will make it ot the list atleast...Go go Pinas...well see if this will happen but good...well Malaysia well be over taken ouchh and also the Thailand wat....well thats whats life to day...well its not wat countries should have it to have a huge and tallest building it is the concern on how they (Govt and private sector) can help people not just to make such a huge decoration landmark but the fullfilment to each other....just a comment

Rogin said...

I heard rumors that
by 2012 Philippine's tallest would be the Pagcor Tower at the Pagcor eCity near SM Mall of Asia. They say it would be the tallest in South East Asia.
Who could confirm that? Any research minded people here?
I dont know where the links just saw the ad at youtube...


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Rogin said...

So how is it gonna be?
I saw an ad at the CNN and read an ad at TIMES Magazine that the Philippine goverment's plan is final in constructing an eCity and the Observation Tower will rise a ---- whooping "655m". It seems that the Petronases will be washed off from the top... Gramarcy Residences a highrise condominium is also under construction trying to beat PBCom the Philippine's tallest building.

A good place for a vacation this summer... Manila here I come...

Too bad, but I certainly hope Malaysia will build another fantastic architectural breakthrough...

Kudos for everyone...

btw who used my website's link? who is seonjigo?

Rogin said...

Good day!
I would like to congrtulate your blog for having such an informational, trivial, and intellectual accounts. I see the authors behind this a very resourceful, smart, and creative.

However, as I skim some articles in this blog some accounts are somehow not factual, impartially unupdated, and there are no credits to refer as I research to other websites.
BISEAN, please be balanced in providing information to the public. Be conscious with what you publish in the web.

Thank you for reading this.

Rogin


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Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Rogin, if you have any idea who the hell Pisanu, Sofia and Morgan are...YOU'LL SAY: "Oh shit! Really? Gosh! Why the hell did I comment that way? Sorry."

Whatever is written, listed or mentioned on the BISEAN blog (whether trivial, or what-have-you) CAME FROM YOUR GOVERNMENTS and on some occassions, regional offices.

We checked your background. And we see 2 of you. Which is which?

I'd like to say welcome. Or thank you for the comments. But we're still in the process of checking who you are.

Rogin said...

Dont make some excuses about nothing because there is nothing to hide or to reveal.. you are trying to know me... hmmmm... now i know... well...

Besides I really adore your blog and what I want to see in some of your accouns is to make it clear to the public...

Well thanks for appreciating my negative responses to your blog...

I discovered your blog when I searched for some trivias on web; like who's the richest, who has the tallest, the widest and all the -est.

I started to shift my interest from skyscraper projects research to this trivia... But how I am gonna present a research if some are not factual enough... I may be embarassed at school...

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Hello again Rogin. No, it wasn't an excuse. I don't know of you notice, but your comments are of different context and contradicts each other. Some critter is using your name obviously and leaves bad comments here.

CITIWow said...

Hello BISEAN...

I like your blog very interesting...

Miguel Efondo y Canlas said...

I didn't know there is a SkyCity Tower in Manila. Been there for a year and haven't seen one. Thanks for the new info. I heard about the tower in Cebu but haven't been there.

vevero said...

St.Francis Shangri-La Tower in Mandaluyong, currently the tallest building in the Philippines (60 stories). The SkyCity at Mandaluyong City, Lopez Center Tower in Rockwell, Makati and the Pagcor Tower near SM Mall of Asia, are the future tallest structure in the Philippines after its completion in 2012

vevero said...

the proposed PAGCOR Observation Tower in Manila, Philippines will be the tallest freestanding structure in Asia & the second in the world after Burj Dubai, take note: 665 meters high surpassing the TOKYO SKY TREE (Tokyo, Japan),634 meters high (2011), the GUANGZHOU TV TOWER (China),610 meters high and MENARA JAKARTA TOWER (Indonesia),558 meters high.

vevero said...

pahabol: the EGI SKY CITY TOWER along EDSA Mandaluyong City in Manila will become the tallest building in the Philippines upon completion year 2012, 335 meters high, 1,099 ft. 80 stories.

tip said...

PAGCOR tower in Manila will be the tallest structure in SE Asia . It is also 2nd in the Asia & 2nd in the world. Surpassing Tokyo Skytree & Menara Jakarta. PAGCOR tower is an Observation tower with 665M (2,182ft) along Manila bay

HIJJAZONE said...

Go JAKARTA,,,, make us proud to lead ASEAN throughout the world

Anonymous said...

try to google "pagcor tower"in manila :)

and try to update your list.. but it was informative.

zpookiethugz15 said...

where is the stratford residence and gramercy residence in manila?? gramercy residence is 990ft tall or [302m] its under construction and it will have the worlds first "sky park".

Wayne Cool said...

Umm hey please search in google Pagcor Tower and it is under construction and it will be completed in 2014 and it will be 2nd tallest building in the world!

Anonymous said...

Hi there... it is said that pagcor tower has been scrapped. Because of airline issue.. its now being planned to be builded in 300m or less... any philipino please clarify this ?

Anonymous said...

where is menara jakarta....i can't see in Jakarta...

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