Super Tower in Bangkok to be the Tallest Skyscraper in Southeast Asia
- Oct 16, 2014
Bangkok—The city of Bangkok is set to become the home of Grand Canal Land’s 125-story Super Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia. The developer has recently revealed plans for an 18-billion-baht, 615-metre Rama IX Super Tower slated for completion in 2019. Located near the intersection of Ratchadapisek Road, the massive tower would be part of Bangkok’s new 1.2-million-square-metre central business district, the Grand Rama 9.
Designed by Architects 49 Ltd., G-Land’s Super Tower will consist of 90,000 square meters of office space and a six-star hotel with 260 rooms, according to the Bangkok Post. If completed, the tower would become the third tallest building in the world and the highest in the entire Asean region. Thailand’s tallest building is currently the Baiyok II tower, topping out at 328.4 meters, and the second-tallest is the Mahanakhon condominium tower to be completed in 2016. The Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur are currently the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia, at 375 meters.
The Super Tower is only one of several buildings planned for G-Land’s Grand Rama 9 megaproject, which includes the G-Land Tower, the 9th Towers, the Shoppes at Corridor, a luxury hotel, an office complex, the Belle grand Rama 9 and Central Plaza Grand Rama 9. The Super Tower will feature, amongst other amenities, an observation deck for tourists and a rooftop garden. Developers will also seek LEED Platinum certification for the building.
Image courtesy of Grand Canal Land