Kuala Lumpur Tower, the nation's spectacular tower, was designed by the local firm of Kumpulan Senireka Sdn. Bhd. and constructed by Wayss & Freytag to provide the nation with a telecommunications and broadcasting tower.
It is one of the tallest concrete towers in the world at 421 metres and also the fourth tallest telecommunications tower in the world.
The construction of Kuala Lumpur Tower which began on October 1991, was a 3-phase process. The first phase was the widening of Jalan Punchak and the excavation of soil from the construction site. In the second phase involved the construction of the foundation and basement of the tower.
Approximately 50,000 cubic metres of concrete were continuously poured for 31 hours thus setting a record in the Malaysian construction industry. The third phase was the construction of the 'superstructure' which began in May 1993.
The touristic building is adomed with designs that reflect the Malaysian Islamic culture. The main lobby of the upper ground floor is decorated with exquisite glass-clad domes that sparkle like giant diamonds. These domes were designed and arranged in the form of the Muqarnas by Iranian craftsmen from Isfahan.