Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Malaysia

Most of Malaysia’s tallest buildings can be found in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. According to the World Tallest 50 Urban Agglomeration 2010 Projection by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Kuala Lumpur was ranked 10th among cities to have most buildings above 100 metres with a combined height of 34,035 metres from its 244 high rise buildings.

The Petronas Twin Towers, standing at a height of 451.9 metres (1,483 ft), were the tallest buildings in the world since its inauguration in 1998 until 2004. Nowadays Twin Towers are the tallest buildings in Malaysia and also the tallest twin towers in the world.

This time we will show you a list of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Malaysia.

Clarifications:

Before staring, we want to let you know two points.

1. This list have been published on April 29th, 2020, keep on mind that only those skyscrapers completed until this date have been taken into account, if a new building were completed and it’s among the top 10 tallest buildings in Malaysia, the list will be updated as soon as possible.

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Skyscrapers in Malaysia: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Malaysia

BUILDINGHEIGHT
1. Petronas Twin Tower 1451.9 m (1,483 ft)
2. Petronas Twin Tower 2451.9 m (1,483 ft)
3. The Exchange 106445.1 m (1,460 ft)
4. Four Seasons Place342.5 m (1,124 ft)
5. Menara TM310 m (1,017 ft)
6. The Astaka Tower A278.8 m (915 ft)
7. Ilham Tower274 m (899 ft)
8. Petronas Tower 3267 m (876 ft)
9. Star Residences RT2265 m (869 ft)
10. Star Residences RT3265 m (869 ft)

10. Star Residences RT3

Height: 265 m (869 ft)
Floors: 58
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: VERITAS Design Group
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2016
Completed: 2019

Star Residences RT3 is a 58-storey, 265 m (869 ft) tall residential skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur. It is within the Star Residences Complex, which consists in three tower, RT1, RT2 and RT3, being RT3 and RT2 at the same height, while RT1 is a little bit shorter.

9. Star Residences RT2

Height: 265 m (869 ft)
Floors: 58
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: VERITAS Design Group
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2016
Completed: 2019

Star Residences RT2, such as Star Residences RT3, is a 58-storey, 265 m (869 ft) tall residential skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur. It is within the Star Residences Complex, the construction of the entire complex began in 2016 and it was culminated in 2019, being one of the newest skyscrapers in this list.

8. Petronas Tower 3

Height: 267 m (876 ft)
Floors: 60
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2008
Completed: 2012

Petronas Tower 3 (previously known as Carigali Tower) is a skyscraper located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, a multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur. It is the headquarters of Petronas Carigali, the E&P subsidiary of PETRONAS and some of the local subsidiary of Multinational Corporations such as Microsoft Malaysia.

7. Ilham Tower

Height: 274 m (899 ft)
Floors: 58
Building Functions: residential, office
Architect Firm: SA Architects Sdn Bhd; Foster + Partners
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2010
Completed: 2015

The Ilham Tower (also known as Ilham Baru Tower, or abbreviated to IB Tower) is a mixed-use skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It was proposed in 2009 and next year its construction began, being culminated five years later, in 2015. It was designed by SA Architects Sdn Bhd and Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners is a British firm that has built many buildings in differents countries such as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Canada, United States, Germany, among many others.

6. The Astaka Tower A

Height: 278.8 m (915 ft)
Floors: 72
Building Function: residential
Architect Firm: GDP Architects
City: Johor Bahru
Construction Start: 2014
Completed: 2018

The Astaka Tower A is a 72-storey, 278.8 m (915 ft) tall residential skyscraper in Johor Bahru, it is the only one skyscraper out of Kuala Lumpur in this list. The Astaka Tower A and The Astaka Tower B make up the Astaka Complex, where the Tower A is the taller inside the complex and also is the sixth tallest building in Malaysia.

5. Menara TM

Height: 310 m (1,017 ft)
Floors: 55
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Hijjas Kasturi Associates
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 1998
Completed: 2001

Menara TM (also known as Telekom Tower) is a 55-storey, 210 m (1,017 ft) tall office skyscraper in Lembah Pantai, southwestern Kuala Lumpur. Its construction started in 1998 and was finished in 2001, it just took three years in being completed. Currently, Menara TM is the fifth tallest building in Malaysia.

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4. Four Seasons Place

Height: 342.5 m (1,124 ft)
Floors: 74
Building Functions: residential, hotel
Architect Firm: NRY Architect
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2018

Four Seasons Place is a mixed commercial and residential building that comprises a hotel, apartments and shopping mall.[3] It was developed by Ipoh-born Singapore tycoon, Ong Beng Seng, partnering Tan Sri Syed Yusof Tun Syed Nasir and the Sultan of Selangor. It’s actually the fourth tallest building in Malaysia.

3. The Exchange 106

Height: 445.1 m (1,460 ft)
Floors: 95
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Mulia Group
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 2016
Completed: 2019

The Exchange 106 is a skyscraper within the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) area, a new financial district currently being developed in Kuala Lumpur. It was topped out in 2019 and at 445.1 m (1,460 ft) it’s actually the third tallest building, only surpasses by the Petronas Twin Towers for few meters.

2. Petronas Twin Tower 2

Height: 451.9 m (1,483 ft)
Floors: 88
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Cesar Pelli & Associates
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 1992
Completed: 1998

Petronas Tower is the complex’s name that houses the Petronas Twin Towers, at the same height (451.9 m = 1,483 ft) they are first and second tallest buildings in Malaysia and also Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world.

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1. Petronas Twin Tower 1

Height: 451.9 m (1,483 ft)
Floors: 88
Building Function: office
Architect Firm: Cesar Pelli & Associates
City: Kuala Lumpur
Construction Start: 1992
Completed: 1998

Petronas Tower is the complex’s name that houses the Petronas Twin Towers, at the same height (451.9 m = 1,483 ft) they are first and second tallest buildings in Malaysia and also Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world.