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Thai Tower Options Glass-Floored Commentary Deck 985 Ft within the Air

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The 77-story MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok, designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, is topped by an almost-850-square-foot glass platform.

Courtesy Srirath Somsawat

Hovering atop Thailand’s tallest skyscraper is a newly-opened architectural feat: a 360-degree glass-floored commentary deck.

Ole Scheeren, principal of Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren, says the 77-story MahaNakhon tower goals to alter the standard skyscraper’s detached relationship to its surrounding city cloth. “The thought behind MahaNakhon was to take the lifetime of town and convey it up the tower,“ stated Scheeren in a press launch. “The very prime of the tower is surrendered to the general public, so there may be not solely a public sq. on the base, however that engagement is introduced all the way in which to the highest.”

MahaNakhon glass observation deck Ole Scheeren

Courtesy Srirath Somsawat

The glass commentary deck, dubbed the “Skytray,” options nearly 850-square-feet of clear flooring elevated 985 ft within the sky. The deck might be partially inside and partially open-air, a nod to Thailand’s indoor-outdoor vernacular structure. “Folks within the tropics dwell in a fluid situation between inside and exterior areas. We’re making these qualities accessible at staggering heights,” says Scheeren.

Along with the commentary deck, the almost 500,000-square-foot complicated will home an out of doors ground-level plaza, retail areas, cafes, eating places, and terraces unfold over a number of ranges. The tower can even embrace 200 flats and a boutique lodge with 150 rooms. Nonetheless, it’s the Skytray that can most likely do probably the most to redefine ‘excessive design’ in Bangkok.

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