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Heard the matic or dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman status as a heritage building going to be revoked.
 

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Heard the matic or dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman status as a heritage building going to be revoked.
that's a good news. not everything old is 'heritage'.
 
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that's a good news. not everything old is 'heritage'.
Yes, not everything old is 'heritage', but Matic is a heritage building. It was our first Parliament building, & it was the place our first Agong was installed. Also, its architecture is stunning.
 

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Agreed, but disagree that Matic is not a heritage building. It was our first Parliament building before our current one came up, & it was the place our first Agong was installed. Also, its architecture is stunning.
Maybe they should do it as how the 438 metres, 111 W. 57th St. - Steinway Tower in NYC is integrated with the landmarked Steinway Hall. The historical structure is conserved by repurposing it as part of the newer tower.

http://newyorkyimby.com/2017/01/supertall-111-west-57th-street-nears-the-16-story-mark.html
 

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Friday, 10 March 2017
Towering feat to put Penang on world map

BY TAN SIN CHOW

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/o...hash=FDB4E85641D524C17134627FA8C149337AE4DA2F



THE iconic Komtar tower is set to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records with the world’s tallest mural.

Five local artists have been engaged by Only World Group (OWG) to embark on the record-breaking feat starting from the middle of this month.

Completion will take about six months.

The mural will feature the essence of Penang such as the dragon boat, ferry, Penang bridge, portraits of Penangites, the architectural elements of heritage buildings, rainbow, sky and others.

The artists — Bibichun, The Sliz, Kangblabla, Sattama and IMMJN — will work on a space of 3,000 sq m on the metal facade of what was supposed to be a bubble lift for the tallest building in the state.

It will stretch to the top of the building, measuring 230m in height and 13.1m in width.

OWG chief executive officer Datuk Seri Richard Koh said the project was in line with the company’s on-going effort to revitalise the state’s landmark.

Koh’s listed company, which specialises in theme parks and tourism attractions, has invested RM200mil to come up with The [email protected] late last year.

“With The [email protected] up and going, we hope the mural project will draw the eyes of the world towards this iconic landmark.

“We hope to get endorsement of the Guinness Book of World Records for this attempt.

“The current record for this category is 70m tall.

“Our mural will make full use of Komtar’s massive stature with a height of 230m,” he told a press conference to announce the endeavour at level 5 of the banquet hall at The [email protected] yesterday.

OWG sponsored RM300,000 for this project supported by the state government. Nippon Paint will sponsor RM30,000 worth of paints.

The five artists, famed for their street art, were handpicked based on their extensive experience in large murals in Malaysia as well as China, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Group leader The Sliz said the visual elements would feature four different parts, namely sky, architecture, people and sea.

“All of us will be working simultaneously on the mural by standing on a gondola.

“We will do some sketching before using Nippon Pylox spray paint as medium for our project,” he said.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was also present, hoped the mural would be ready by January next year.

“It will definitely put us on the world map,” he said.


Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/com...-tallest-mural-on-komtar/#8yaMOs33G834e4rH.99
 

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Saturday, 11 March 2017
Public walkway destroyed

A PEDESTRIAN walkway on Jalan Ampang near the AIA building was illegally demolished by unscrupulous contractors last week, leaving the place with a big pile of mess.

After the incident, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) lodged a report at the Dang Wangi police station and barricaded the spot.

However, the contractors came back a few days later and again started carrying out work on the spot despite being warned against it.

It is learnt that a second police report was lodged on March 7, and that DBKL enforcement officers confiscated equipment used to demolish the walkway, including a road roller and safety cones.

Witnesses who work in the vicinity said the contractors carried out the demolition last Friday, saying they were merely following orders.



“When we enquired what was happening, they said: ‘We are following boss’ order’,’’ said a witness who works in the nearby AIA building.

“I knew something was not right, so I immediately called the DBKL hotline,’’ he said.

A DBKL spokesman confirmed receiving complaints from the public.

“When we sent our people over to the scene, it was already too late and the entire walkway was just rubble.

“We do not know who did this and what their motives might be, but we have lodged a police report and will leave the investigation to them,’’ the spokesman said.

When asked who was responsible, he said: “We are investigating the matter.”

“I assure you that we will get to the bottom of this. When we find out what happened the culprit will be made to pay for the damage.

“Nobody is above the law, but at the same time we do not want to accuse anyone,’’ the spokesman said, adding that DBKL officers would continue to monitor the situation
 

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Kuala Lumpur city did not follow America's style which is grid system in city planning so it will be quite messy.

However if you look at Singapore it doesn't really look messy. I think why this picture doesn't look nice is because there are many no well maintain building in the picture. You can see many shoplots/houses with fugly roof. If you look at the down left side of the photo.... those building with different roof color and many mold on the building structure ruin it. DBKL seriously need to force those shop owner to paint their shops every few years. Also unified the rooftop color.

Also too many "normal" residence building which painted white/yellow and not much design. If all those were turn into glassy building... might be different haha.
 

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Kuala Lumpur city did not follow America's style which is grid system in city planning so it will be quite messy.

However if you look at Singapore it doesn't really look messy. I think why this picture doesn't look nice is because there are many no well maintain building in the picture. You can see many shoplots/houses with fugly roof. If you look at the down left side of the photo.... those building with different roof color and many mold on the building structure ruin it. DBKL seriously need to force those shop owner to paint their shops every few years. Also unified the rooftop color.

Also too many "normal" residence building which painted white/yellow and not much design. If all those were turn into glassy building... might be different haha.
Singapore uses "chessboard" approach for their urban planning where high rise blocks interspersed with low rise development, thus gives some sort of not so messy illusion. Not to mention park/greenery in between the spaces.
But I do like KL messy skyline, its interesting and unpredictable just like KLites.
 
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