Sunday, 18 May 2008
H: Where do you want to go? Bangsar? Mid Valley? KLCC?
W: Hmmmm...I want to go to KL Tower?
H: You've never been there?
W didn't realize that they were heading towards KL Tower until they were right in front of it. Of course W was very delighted since W did not expect H to take W's word about visiting KL Tower seriously. Truly, the visit was enjoyable since you can see the whole of KL from the observation deck. There many people there enjoying the beautiful view of KL at night.
Here is the history of KL Tower
The Chronology of Menara Kuala Lumpur 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
- Marking the final height of tower, 421 above ground level.
- Installation of the facilities and amenities executed to ensure comfort and safety.
- Opened to public on 23rd July 1996.
- Officially launched by the Malaysian Prime Minister at the time, Tun Dr. Mahathir
Mohamad of Malaysia on 1st October 1996.