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Encyclopedia > Baiyoke Tower II
Baiyoke Tower II
Information
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Status Complete
Constructed 1990-1997
Opening January 1998
Use Hotel
Height
Antenna/Spire 328 m
Roof 304 m
Technical details
Floor count 85 aboveground
3 belowground
Floor area 179,400 m²
Elevator count 85

The Baiyoke Tower II, located on 222 Rajprarop Road in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok, Thailand, is the country's tallest building ( But soon to be overshadowed by the Ocean One "O1" tower by 63m; scheduled to be built in Pattaya, Thailand by the end of 2009 ). It contains the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the third-tallest all-hotel structure in the world, with 673 guest rooms. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 557 KB) Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Ratchathewi (Thai ราชเทวี) is a district in central Bangkok, Thailand. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following: Any man-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or An... Ocean One is a 367 metre (1,204 feet) tall supertall skyscraper with 91 floors and 587 rooms under construction at Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, Thailand. ... Beach Pattaya along the beach Pattaya (Thai: , RTGS: Phatthaya) is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand ( ), about 165 km southeast of Bangkok located within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung in the province of Chon Buri. ... This article is about lodging. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


The building is 304 m (997 ft) tall, or 328 m (1,076 ft) tall if its antenna is included. It has 85 floors, with a public observatory on the 77th floor, a bar called "Roof Top Bar & Music Lounge" on the 83rd floor, and a 360-degree revolving roof deck on the 84th floor. Construction on the building ended in 1997, with the antenna being added two years later, in 1999. A Yagi-Uda beam antenna Short Wave Curtain Antenna (Moosbrunn, Austria) A building rooftop supporting numerous dish and sectored mobile telecommunications antennas (Doncaster, Victoria, Australia) An antenna is a transducer designed to transmit or receive radio waves which are a class of electromagnetic waves. ... This article is about scientific observatories. ...


The Baiyoke Sky Hotel website itself lists the height without the antenna as 309 m (1,014 ft), but the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Emporis, and SkyscraperPage list it as 304 m (997 ft), with SkyscraperPage stating that this height was supplied by the structural engineering company. The Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was founded at Lehigh University in 1969. ... Emporis is a real estate data company with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. ...


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External links

  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel Official Site
  • Baiyoke Tower II at Emporis.com
  • Baiyoke Tower II at SkyscraperPage.com
  • Bangkok Highrises
  • Big panorama view from Baiyoke Towers
  • Baiyoke Tower II at SkyscraperCity.com

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Bangkok Highrises - Baiyoke Tower II (240 words)
Baiyoke 2 is the first building in Bangkok to rise taller than 300m.
Baiyoke 2 is one of the first high-rise buildings in Bangkok which utilised high strength concrete for construction, it was also at the time completion, the world's tallest reinforced concrete structure.
The proposed 140m high telecommunication tower on top of the tower would also stake B2 claim for world's tallest building title (although any such claim would be highly contested in the same light as the Sears vs Petronas case).
Bangkok Highrises - Baiyoke Tower (108 words)
Baiyoke Tower is first building in Thailand to rise more than 40 storeys and once the tallest building in Bangkok.
Built at the beginning of Bangkok's construction boom, the building once the best known landmark in Bangkok is now overshadowed by its new neighbour, the Baiyoke II.
This building is perhaps best remembered for its quirky use of colours: the balcony painted in hues of rainbows which dissolves into different colours as it ascends the building.
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