Thailand’s tallest building unveiled with much glitz and glamour

Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MahaNakhon-final-e1472634650121MahaNakhon, which is Thailand’s tallest building, has been unveiled with a dramatic light show on Monday night. The building was designed by German architect Ole Scheeren.

The 77-story tower beats the skyscraper that previously held the title, Baiyoke Tower II, by 33 feet.


To celebrate its debut on August 29, the building lit up Bangkok’s skies with a fantastic light show. The skyscraper’s signature ribbon, which is made to like a partially downloaded spiral of pixels, lit up, creating a beacon in the capital city’s skyline.

The building is designed for a mix of retail, hotel and residential use – it holds 200 condo units managed by Ritz-Carlton Residences.


Based on the shape of an extruded square, the building’s central tower rises up and connects a large number of small-scale geometric extrusions to create the image of an unfinished building, or a Jenga game in progress.


But it might not stay Thailand’s tallest skyscraper for long. A new structure, the Rama IX Super Tower, is proposed to be built in 2019. At 2,018 feet tall, it would be almost twice the size of the MahaNakhon.



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