Thailand’s tallest tower opens amid spectacular light show

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Light show at the opening of MahaNakhon Tower on August 29 in Bangkok © Arno Maierbrugger

MahaNakhon Tower, now the tallest building in Thailand, was officially inaugurated on the evening of August 29 with a cool light and sound show in Bangkok. Seven years after it was announced, the 77-floor building is now finished at 314 meters and will see its first residents moving in during September.

The mixed-use project by Thai developer Pace Development consists of a hotel, retail businesses, bars, restaurants and 200 units of the Ritz-Carlton Residences condominiums, which started at prices of about 40 million baht and went much higher.

One large penthouse unit in the building has been sold at $17,000,000, making it the most expensive condominium in Bangkok. Pace Development also marketed the tower at home and overseas, including in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore. One bulk buyer of units is from Dubai.

The building, located in the business district of Sathorn, exceeds the Baiyoke II Tower, for two decades the tallest building in Thailand,  by ten meters. However, this record could be short-lived, depending on if and when the Rama IX Super Tower is completed, which would dwarf MahaNakhon at 615 meters.

The MahaNakhon Tower characteristically features a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building, a design element that should on some level reflect the chaos and the disorder in Bangkok street life, the developer said. There is also an observatory which will be opened to the public at a later point of time at the 77th floor.

 

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Light show at the opening of MahaNakhon Tower on August 29 in Bangkok © Arno Maierbrugger

MahaNakhon Tower, now the tallest building in Thailand, was officially inaugurated on the evening of August 29 with a cool light and sound show in Bangkok. Seven years after it was announced, the 77-floor building is now finished at 314 meters and will see its first residents moving in during September.

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MahaNakhon Tower_Arno Maierbrugger
Light show at the opening of MahaNakhon Tower on August 29 in Bangkok © Arno Maierbrugger

MahaNakhon Tower, now the tallest building in Thailand, was officially inaugurated on the evening of August 29 with a cool light and sound show in Bangkok. Seven years after it was announced, the 77-floor building is now finished at 314 meters and will see its first residents moving in during September.

The mixed-use project by Thai developer Pace Development consists of a hotel, retail businesses, bars, restaurants and 200 units of the Ritz-Carlton Residences condominiums, which started at prices of about 40 million baht and went much higher.

One large penthouse unit in the building has been sold at $17,000,000, making it the most expensive condominium in Bangkok. Pace Development also marketed the tower at home and overseas, including in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Singapore. One bulk buyer of units is from Dubai.

The building, located in the business district of Sathorn, exceeds the Baiyoke II Tower, for two decades the tallest building in Thailand,  by ten meters. However, this record could be short-lived, depending on if and when the Rama IX Super Tower is completed, which would dwarf MahaNakhon at 615 meters.

The MahaNakhon Tower characteristically features a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building, a design element that should on some level reflect the chaos and the disorder in Bangkok street life, the developer said. There is also an observatory which will be opened to the public at a later point of time at the 77th floor.

 

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