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Bangkok to build tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia

Bangkok to build tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia
21 Oct 2014

Thailand's capital, Bangkok, will soon be home to the tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia thanks to new plans to develop a 125-storey ‘Super Tower’.

However, those hoping to get a glimpse of the vertigo-inducing building, which is going to be used for offices and a hotel, will have to wait until 2019 for completion.

Once completed, the 615-metre-high building (which as of yet hasn’t officially got a name) will tower over the country’s current tallest building, the Baiyok II which reaches a height of 328.4 metres with its 85 floors.

The building will become the tallest in the Southeast Asia region by 240 metres, taking the title from Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas twin towers. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, if the ‘Super Tower’ is built on schedule by 2019, it will be the ninth tallest building in the world. If it was built today, however, it would be the second tallest in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.ADNFCR-408-ID-801755623-ADNFCR

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