Menara Telekom
Menara Telekom (or Menara TM) is the headquarters of Telekom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. It is 310m (1,017ft), has 55 floors, and shaped to represent a sprouting " bamboo shoot". It is located along the Federal Highway, Sprint Expressway and Jalan Pantai Baru and is served by the Rapid KL Kerinchi LRT station. It was designed by Hijjas Kasturi Associates and was constructed between 1998 and 2001 by Daewoo-Peremba. The complex also includes a theatre able to seat a 2,500 audience, a large prayer hall (surau) and a sports facility. A unique feature of the tower is its 22 open skygardens alternating every three floors. The office floors are separated into north and south wings served by express double-deck elevators. Near the building is Kerinchi Pylon, the tallest electricity pylon in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Menara Telekom also houses several well-known tenants which are located between the 16th and 55th floors, namely Daimler AG, Hapag-Lloyd, Unilever, Henkel Malaysia, Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, Takaful Nasional and the IT Department of Tenaga Nasional.

The indoor HVAC system uses the floor based HVAC, which is very suitable for office environments.The swedish Clinic for Occupational Medicine and Hong Kong University have carried out studies on the suitability of this system and find floor based systems to offer higher standards of air quality, ventilation effectiveness and staff productivity. Further more the height saving that such systems can achieve offer savings in construction materials required to construct a building and thus the embodied energy and running energy can be reduced. The flexibility and ease of maintenance make such systems extremely attractive to Facility Managers and owners. Air terminals can be re located to suit changing tenant requirements in a matter of minutes with little or no cost. Ceiling based systems have for many years created draughts and high levels of user complaint. Partly because as space is re arranged the terminals are often in poor positions and have considerable cost associated with relocation or addition of units to meet increased cooling/heating demand

In the media
In a TM Malaysia's 50th anniversary commercial aired in 2007, the helipad of the building was used to shoot the TM staffs waving their hands in the very last part.

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    Francis Yip commented
    This is a beautiful typical high rise building situated in a run down neighbourhood. The site does not in any way compliment the building. For the budget spent, it was the wrong choice but then the top people benefited from it.
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