Friday, June 29, 2007

Empire Tower Tilting?

Which Empire Tower? Not the one located in New York or Bangkok but the news was about the building located at the junction of Jalan Ampang / Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur.

Not just a rumour but large cracks had appeared on the road side.
Next to Empire Tower, a high class residential tower, My Habitat, is being constructed and it was understood that initial contruction may have affected the road in between this residential tower and Empire Tower.

TV and radio stations have broadcasted it yesterday and said that the situation was under control and occupants in Empire Tower were safe. So, are the tv and radio stations ready to bear the consequences if otherwise happened?

We will see how the main contractor next door is going rectify the situation and what the new owner will do to protect their investment. New owner? Yeah, Empire Tower was recently bought over by Macquarie Global Property Advisors from Asia Pacific Land Bhd, who apparently is the developer for My Habitat.

Somehow, the local newspapers have not highlighted this situation......... wonder why? Kept at low profile to protect rental price or the sale of the new residential tower? Your guess! Some of the photos being released:-

Due to this situation, the building management had initially disallowed tenants to park their cars on the Levels 6 to 9.
Why ah? Afraid that the building may tilt more with the weightage of those hundreds of cars? But the thousands of people in it are heavy too ....... didn't consider that?
Tags: Empire Tower, Kuala Lumpur, My Habitat, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Tun Razak, Tilt, Macquarie Global Property Advisors, Asia Pacific Land Bhd, Residential Tower, Office Tower, Skyscraper



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