China Railway Construction to build world’s highest Ferris wheel in Malaysia

China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) has been chosen by Malaysian real estate firm M101 as the lead contractor for SkyWheel – a giant capital H with the world’s highest Ferris wheel perched on the crossbar.

The Ferris wheel itself will take the form of a giant watch. The two towers on either side will contain office and retail space, Asia’s first Planet Hollywood Hotel and a rooftop pool. The centre of the wheel will be 220m above the ground

CRCC’s $214m contract involves working on the two 316m high towers, which will have a total floor area of 200,000 sq m.

A MRT station will be located beneath the buildings.

Studio FA Porsche, a subsidiary of the German car maker, designed the SkyWheel and tower. It says it "applied local Malay design elements through a functional and thoroughly modern lens, turning traditional patterns into bold and new imagery".

The project is due to be completed in 2021.

Image courtesy of Studio FA Porsche

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