HISTORY

HISTORY

The Chronology of KL Tower Construction :

 1st Phase, 4th October 1991

  • Widening of Jalan Punchak and excavations of soil from construction site.
  • Finished: 15th August 1992


 2nd Phase, 6th July 1992

  • Construction of the foundation and basement of tower
  • 50,000 cubic metres of concrete were endless poured for 31 hours hence setting a record in the Malaysian construction industry.
  • Finished: 15th April 1993 (without pilling)


 3rd Phase/ 'superstructure', began in May 1994

  • The dreary construction of the tower starts with erection of the tower shaft, then the tower head.
  • As the ultimate touches to the tower head were being done, the construction of the tourist building began.
  • Introduce Islamic motif to reflect Malaysia's Islamic Heritage, and blended eastern design with western architectural technology
  • Main Lobby : decorated with lovely glass-clad domes that glint like huge diamond.
  • These domes were designed and arranged in the form of the 'Muqarnas' by Iranian craftsmen from Esfahan


 Final Touch, 13th September 1994

  • Topping up Ceremony where the Antenna Mast was installed by YAB Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad
  • Marking the final height of tower, 421 above ground level.
  • Installation of the facilities and amenities executed to ensure comfort and safety.


 Completion of The Tower

  • Opened to public on 23rd July 1996.
  • Officially launched by the Malaysian 4th Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia on 1st October 1996.
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