You know certain things about Mid-Valley City like how this great mall was built just amazed me. Have you ever thought of it ? I did a research on the Internet sometime ago and here's some pictures I would like to share ...
Once a rural land along the Klang River, this was the original site of Mid-Valley City before the whole construction took place. Apparently this picture was taken way back in 1993 !
As shown above, the grand plan was to develop that piece of kampung area into a world-class "city within a city."
The transformation began in 1996 with minor changes to the initial plan due to financial crisis. The construction of Phase 1 includes the Mid-Valley Megamall, the Boulevard offices and Cititel Hotel.
The yellowish painted mall as it is today. People choked this area during weekends in search of goods going on a Cheap Sale !
The entire Mid-Valley and suburb area seen from a high-rise building in the central business district.
The best day to shop is today ! Enjoy the breathtaking view of the surroundings looking towards Kuala Lumpur.
Phase 2 of Mid-Valley City promises more excitement to all shoppers. It will include two new office towers, two hotels, and dozens of restaurants all linked into an upscale retail podium, called The Gardens.
When fully completed, the entire Mid-Valley will contribute almost 3 million square feet of retail, 1500 hotel rooms and 3 million square feet of office. Half of this is already built.
Phase 2 currently under development. Looks like it's topping up very fast ! Hopefully, The Gardens mall will open for business by end of this year.
I'm overwhelmed by the colour effects of the sky as the towering presence of Mid-Valley bowed to the beauty of a sunset.
When you are done shopping, say Goodbye to this wonderful urban masterpiece of Mid-Valley City. And don't get stressed up when caught in the evening traffic jams lol !
Photos courtesy of SSC Malaysian Forumers, Patchay@SSC and CivicArts and Eric Kuhne & Associates. This is a post by Patchay@Blogspot for Patchay@SSC and Visit Malaysia Year 2007 Cyber Campaign. See also: Putrajaya - An Iconic City.