Petronas Tower 3

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Height: Architectural 267 m / 876 ft
Height: Occupied 235.7 m / 773 ft
Height: To Tip 267 m / 876 ft
Floors Above Ground 60
Floors Below Ground 5
# of Elevators 28
Top Elevator Speed 8 m/s
Tower GFA 141,300 m² / 1,520,941 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 250


Official Name Petronas Tower 3
Name of Complex Petronas Towers
Other Names Menara Carigali Tower, Grant 43699, Lot 171, Seksyen 58
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Street Address & Map Jalan P Ramlee
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2012
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #337 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #203 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #8 Tallest in Malaysia
City Ranking #7 Tallest in Kuala Lumpur

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Arena Merdu Sdn. Bhd
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Architect of Record aQidea
Structural Engineer
Design Meinhardt
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Valdun
Project Manager KLCC Projeks Sdn. Bhd
Main Contractor Daewoo E&C
Other Consultant
• Cost AECOM
Façade Meinhardt Facade Technology (S) Pte. Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Petronas Tower 3

Sited on the southwest corner of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Development (KLCC), Menara Carigali is directly adjacent to the Petronas Towers, designed by the same architect. This new office tower supports the whole complex without detracting from the renowned twin towers. Like the Petronas Towers, whose form is generated by two interlocking squares, the new tower’s form is generated by two interlocking volumes: a square and a triangle.

The design of the building envelope carefully responds to the tropical climate of Malaysia. To control heat gain and glare in the offices, the total area of vision glass is limited. The unitized curtain wall system is composed of alternating rows of tinted glass, back-painted glass, and aluminum-finished composite panels. Rounded anodized aluminum mullions add texture and perforated brise-soleil, also of anodized aluminum, provide shade. At the ground level, the storefront is more transparent, incorporating fritted and vision glass.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper


Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Design of High-Rise Structures
19 Sep 2012 – Kermin Chok, Technical Director, Meinhardt

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I

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