The race to build the world’s tallest building has been active ever since the first skyscraper – the Home Insurance Building – was built in Chicago in 1885.
Now, a structure planned for the Indonesian capital Jakarta will take over the title of the highest building in South East Asia when it is completed between 2017 and 2020.
The planned Signature Tower will rise 635 meters over the central business district of Sudirman with 111 levels of a mixture of offices, apartments and a hotel. The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia currently holds the tallest skyscraper title in South East Asia at 452 meters.
The Signature Tower hotel will have 290 six-star rooms, while a second hotel with 350 rooms will open under the MGM Grand Hotel and Serviced Apartments brand in a nearby tower. They will be connected on the ninth-floor by a building containing a convention center.