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Menara Telekom (or Menara TM) is the headquarters of Telekom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpurmarker.

It is 310m (1,017ft), has 55 floors, and shaped to represent a sprouting "bamboo shoot". It is located along the Federal Highway, Sprint Expressway and Jalan Pantai Baru and is served by the Rapid KL Kerinchi LRT station. It was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was constructed between 1998 and 2001 by PECD Berhad.

The complex also includes a theatre able to seat a 2,500 audience, a large prayer hall (surau) and a sports facility. A unique feature of the tower is its 22 open skygardens alternating every three floors. The office floors are separated into north and south wings served by express double-deck elevators.

Near the building is Kerinchi Pylonmarker, the tallest electricity pylon in Malaysiamarker and Southeast Asia.

Tenants

Menara Telekom from Kerinchi LRT station
Menara Telekom at dusk, as seen from The Gardens at Mid Valley City.


Menara Telekom also houses several well-known tenants which are located between the 16th and 55th floors, namely DaimlerChrysler, Hapag-Lloyd, Unilever, Henkel Malaysia, Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, Takaful Nasional and the IT Department of Tenaga Nasional.

Controversy

The indoor HVAC system uses the floor base HVAC, which is not very suitable for office environments.

In the media

In a TM Malaysiamarker's 50th anniversary commercial aired in 2007, the helipad of the building was used to shoot the TM staffs waving their hands in the very last part.

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