In Malaysia we have unique architectural designs and engineering hallmarks such as the Penang Bridge, Smart Tunnel, KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. In this episode of Red Hot Issues Dominic revisit an icon that came before all the above, to understand and remember the history behind Menara Tun Mustapha or formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building. It was completed in the late 70′s. During that period it was classified as one of the 12 unique buildings in the world based on design concept.
Located 5 kilometres or about 15 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu City Centre. This circular tower of steel and glass stands 30 storeys high in the Likas Bay area and is instantly recognizable. It has a central core with steel brackets supporting each floor. When completed in 1977, it was one of the three such buildings in the world based on this design concept.
Who else is best to discuss about this unique structure none other than, Yang Mulia Tengku Zainal Adlin Bin Tengku Mahamood who was entrusted to build the tower. He is now the Chairman of the Sabah Tourism Board.