Thailand plans one of world's tallest skyscrapers
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai property developer has announced plans to build one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world in Bangkok.
Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. says the 125-floor building will stand 615 meters (2018 feet) high and will be completed by 2019.
According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok "Super Tower" will be the world's ninth tallest if it is built on schedule.
Grand Canal says the soaring building will offer space for offices, a luxury hotel and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Southeast Asian capital.
The tallest building in the world is Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which has 163 floors and is 828 meters (2,717 feet) high.