Nov '12 - Jan '13
This mega-structure is one of the main centers of urban life in Kuala Lumpur. It is a popular, bustling urban destination. You can read about the extraordinary statistics of Berjaya Times Square at the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berjaya_Times_Square). The theme park that is referred to in the Wikipedia entry is located behind the dark, curvilinear glass curtain wall in the foreground of the building. The theme park starts on the fifth floor, and is contained within a 5 story atrium.
In addition to the portions of the building readily visible above grade, there is one level of retail below grade, as well as five levels of parking--all sharing the same massive footprint as the above-grade envelope. The main facade is over 500 feet long.
A photo of one of the primary interior atria is included, as well as the main facade of the building, which fronts a main street on the edge of the downtown core. Unlike many of the mega-malls that will be posted here (http://archinect.com/blog/article/62286076/introduction), Berjaya Times Square works well urbanistically, as it adds pedestrian life to, and draws pedestrian life from the urban core.
photographic documentation of urban mega-hybrids in a contemporary asian capital