Facts

Population

Source: CIA World Factbook

30,073,353 (2014)

Area

328,550 km²

126,853 mi²

Density

91.5 people per km²

237.1 people per mi²

GDP

$312.4 billion (2013)

# of 150m+ buildings

97 Completed • 29 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (38%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (93%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

10

Tallest Country in

the World

#

6

Tallest Country in

Asia

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Merdeka PNB118

644 m / 2,113 ft

2

Petronas Twin Tower 1

451.9 m / 1,483 ft

3

Petronas Twin Tower 2

451.9 m / 1,483 ft

4

The Exchange 106

445.5 m / 1,462 ft

5

Coronation Square Tower 1

370 m / 1,214 ft

6

Four Seasons Place

342.5 m / 1,124 ft

7

Oxley Tower 1

338.6 m / 1,111 ft

8

IBN Bukit Bintang

330 m / 1,083 ft

9

Menara TM

310 m / 1,017 ft

10

Kempinski Hotel & Residences

308 m / 1,010 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Skybridges Research Team Visits Major Projects in China, Malaysia

31 July 2019

Asia Pacific Seminar Series

03-05 July 2017

Research

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

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Global News

08 June 2021

Merdeka 118 Tower Tops Out in Kuala Lumpur

Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka 118 tower has safely topped out with the completion of the final roof slab after reaching its peak at level...

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Global News

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