Merdeka 118 - An Iconic Skyscraper
It was formerly known as KL 118 for it is located in Kuala Lumpur and will have 118 floors, some other ever used names are Menara Warisan Merdeka and PNB 118, which means Heritage of Independence in English, and PNB Headquarters, as the tower will become the new headquarters of PNB Group.
Merdeka 118 tower in Kuala Lumpur stands at a height of 678.9 metres, with a multi-faceted diamond-shaped façade and unique spire design. Its form was inspired by the outstretched hand gesture made by Malaysia’s first Prime Minister in 1957, when he declared the nation's independence in Stadium Merdeka, which is part of the Merdeka 118 precinct. Overlooking Stadium Merdeka, where Malaysia’s independence was declared, the tower symbolises the union of the historic and contemporary.
The completion of PNB 118 sparked a wave of excitement and celebration throughout the country. It became a hub for business, attracting multinational corporations and entrepreneurs eager to be part of Malaysia's thriving economy. The tower's presence spurred urban development in its vicinity, with new businesses, hotels, and cultural attractions popping up, transforming the area into a vibrant and bustling district.
The story of PNB 118 is a testament to the power of vision, dedication, and teamwork. It stands tall as a symbol of Malaysia's ambition and determination to carve a path toward a brighter future. As the sun sets behind the horizon, casting a warm glow on the tower's facade, PNB 118 continues to inspire and remind us that with unwavering determination, anything is possible.