# Records set to break as landmark hotel reopens to fanfare.

A newly opened complex that includes a 41-story hotel tower and an 18-story office structure marks the return of Tokyo’s beloved Okura Hotel. Many of the original hotel’s materials and fixtures were preserved for the renovated site; image courtesy of CTBUH.

### Tallest Building in Japan Planned for Tokyo

#### Plans Announced for Malaysian Megatall

KLCC Holdings, the owner of Malaysia’s tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers, is set to lose its crown, but has revealed plans to reclaim it in the form of Tower M, a 700-m-tall building within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre development, The Edge Markets reported in July. Tower M, which is the working name of the planned megatall office building, will be one of three towers atop a retail podium on a 4-acre site. Taking market conditions and projections into account — the Malaysian capital currently has an oversupply of office space — the developer does not plan to commence construction until sometime after 2030. Estimates put the gross development value of the project somewhere between MYR3.7 billion (US$880 million) and MYR4.2 billion (US$999 million). The developer did not say how many stories Tower M would have, but the source said it would reportedly number 145 floors.

When it opened in 1999, the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world, but the 451.9-m-tall, 88-story buildings have long since been surpassed and are now listed as the world’s 12th-tallest, though they remain the tallest in Malaysia — that is, until later this year, when The Exchange 106 reaches its ultimate 492-m, 106-story height. The Exchange 106 is expected to, in turn, be overtaken by the 630-m-tall Menara PNB 118 in 2024. The iconic Petronas buildings remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

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