The world’s second tallest building reaches full height

Four cranes lift structure to 1,070 metres at a height, after more than three years of construction

The world’s second tallest building, the 700m-tall ($209m) Tun Razak Exchange in Malaysia, has reached its full height, after more than three years of construction.

Four cranes hoisted the structure to 1,070 metres (3,541ft) on Saturday after two cranes supported the structure during its construction.

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Lawrence Daguin/Getty Images

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Portuguese architect Lucas Pasca is behind the gargantuan building, which he developed with an Iranian partner and is set to be finished this month. It was made from concrete and steel and features a glass and steel roof with a curtain wall.

The building, which is completely free of solar panels and features wind turbines, is located at Tun Razak Exchange in the central business district of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

The current tallest building is One World Trade Center in New York, at 1,776 metres.

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