MahaNakhon Main Tower

31 December 2013

As we reach the end of 2013, MahaNakhon’s main tower continues to rise. The 4th floor structure is now finished and concrete will be poured into the framework within this week. 

MahaNakhon Main Tower

MahaNakhon CUBE progress

28 December 2013
On the left side we see MahaNakhon CUBE mid 2013, on the right hand side this is today.....

MahaNakhon CUBE progress

Place to unwind

27 December 2013

Everyone needs a place to unwind. While the MahaNakhon site is very busy, there is an area for the construction workers which is safe and clean for them to eat or rest during their break.

Place to unwind

Underground

26 December 2013

Underground, workers are building the ramp for the basement level of MahaNakhon which will service vehicles coming down to pick up or drop off the Residents and their guests. 

Underground

BTS Chongnonsi View

24 December 2013

From the BTS Chongnonsi Station, we can now clearly see MahaNakhon Tower behind the Sales Gallery and MahaNakhon CUBE. In fact MahaNakhon Tower is now already taller than the CUBE!

BTS Chongnonsi View

3rd floor of MahaNakhon Tower

22 December 2013

Today on the 3rd floor of MahaNakhon Tower, workers are working on the elevator shaft located outside the core structure which will run from basement level to 5th floor.

3rd floor of MahaNakhon Tower

Top Floor of CUBE

20 December 2013

The outdoor terrace from the top floor of MahaNakhon CUBE where we now see the main tower’s core structure starting to exceed the height of the CUBE already, on its way to 314m tall.

Top Floor of CUBE

Two months progress

19 December 2013

2 Months of progress for MahaNakhon. Photo at bottom is how the entire site looked 2 months ago, and top one is how it looks now.

Two months progress

2nd Floor

17 December 2013

Today we see 2nd floor of the MahaNakhon Tower around the core structure where the frame work of the floor has already been finished.

2nd Floor

7th Heaven

16 December 2013

The view from top of the core structure of MahaNakhon Tower currently reaching the 7th floor, which will become the facilities floor for the Residences.

7th Heaven

Escape Stairways

15 December 2013

As part of the building regulations, 2 fire escape stairways are built into MahaNakhon CUBE. Today we see a worker handling painting of the exterior stairwell visible from the BTS.

Escape Stairways

View from Soi

13 December 2013

Looking at MahaNakhon from the small soi behind the construction site we can see the Main Tower continuing to rising up.

View from Soi

Inside MahaNakhon

Episode 5: MahaNakhon CUBE Construction

Showcasing construction progress of MahaNakhon's retail component MahaNakhon CUBE opening 2013. CUBE is part of Bangkok's tallest building, 314m tall, featuring The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok and Edition Hotel. MahaNakhon CUBE features Dean & DeLuca, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, VOGUE Lounge, Verita Wellness & more!

MahaNakhon Tower from the CUBE

11 December 2013

Today we see through his eyes, MahaNakhon Tower from the CUBE, workers are building the floor structure of the 2nd floor while the 1st floor has been finished already.

MahaNakhon Tower from the CUBE

9 Months of Progress

10 December 2013

Comparing MahaNakhon’s Main construction site then and now, with the core structure reaching the 6th floor now! 

9 Months of Progress

Viva La France

9 December 2013

Internal construction beginning for Thailand’s first L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

Viva La France

Weekend Delight

7 December 2013

An updated look of the whole construction site, the main MahaNakhon tower core structure is getting higher and higher. 

Weekend Delight

Central Park

6 December 2013

All 4 levels of basement car parking under MahaNakhon CUBE are finished, and workers are now installing ventilation systems.

Central Park

Go bathroom

4 December 2013

In basement level of MahaNakhon CUBE, workers are finishing the interiors of the restrooms which will be finished in marble.

Go bathroom

Connecting to BTS skytrain

3 December 2013

Today we see 1st floor of MahaNakhon CUBE connecting to BTS Chongnonsi. 4 big panels of glass for the facade are actually sliding yet normally closed, they can be opened whenever we need to bring any heavy or oversized equipment into the CUBE.

Connecting to BTS skytrain

Happy hard-core

2 December 2013

Today looking at the 2nd floor of the core structure of MahaNakhon Tower, the floor and walls are already built and elevator shafts are also under construction.

Happy hard-core

Being on top

30 November 2013

Standing on the top of the slipform and looking down to the construction site, we can see the surrounding floors and columns of MahaNakhon are well under construction.

Being on top

Stepping Up

29 November 2013

A long stairway links the 3rd floor and 4th floor inside the MahaNakhon Main Tower’s core structure where the workers inside are filling & fixing the traces left on the walls by the slipform.

Stepping Up

Checking out the view

28 November 2013

Updated look of MahaNakhon CUBE, looking across from the main tower. The height of the Main Tower has almost reached the full height of the CUBE already!

Checking out the view

Inside MahaNakhon

Episode 4: Safety on Site
Showcasing construction progress and details of safety for MahaNakhon, Bangkok's tallest building featuring The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, Edition Hotel and lifestyle retail.
Presenter: Kipsan Beck, PACE Development

Shafted

25 November 2013

Inside the core of MahaNakhon Tower where we see the elevator shaft. The red structure on the top is the slipform visible from outside the building core.

Shafted

Newly arrived

23 November 2013
The prestressed steel strands on site, these cables will be inserted into the hollow pipes showing on the right side of the photo, concrete will be poured in and the steel cables will be stretched in order to reinforce the floor structure of MahaNakhon tower. 

Newly arrived

Just look up


18 November, 2013
Looking up at MahaNakhon CUBE, workers are building the scaffolding in order to close in the ceiling.

Just look up

Frame structure

15 November, 2013

The frame structure for the 1st floor of MahaNakhon Tower has been partly built already, and concrete is now being poured in to build the 1st floor. 

Frame structure

Inside MahaNakhon CUBE

13 November 2013

Inside MahaNakhon CUBE, most of the ceiling is closed in, and work is ongoing for installation of the wall panels. 

Inside MahaNakhon CUBE

Huge frame structures

11 November, 2013

On the Ground floor of MahaNakhon Tower, several huge frame structures have been built, and this is where the concrete will be poured in to to build the core walls between each mega column.

Huge frame structures

Southern Side of MahaNakhon

9 November, 2013

Updated look of the overall MahaNakhon construction site from southern side. The slipform keeps climbing up, we could now see clearly the “legs” of the core structure which are the mega columns, and all the scaffolding built around it for supporting the 1st floor of the Tower.

Southern Side of MahaNakhon

Pump up the jam

8 November, 2013

For MahaNakhon Tower, the powerful concrete pump we saw previously is now pumping the concrete to the basement level for further construction needs. 

Pump up the jam

Paint It White

6 November, 2013

Inside MahaNakhon CUBE, the construction stairwells are finished, workers are doing the final painting jobs. 

Paint It White

1st Floor of Main Tower

5 November, 2013

Many of the construction materials are now stacked on the right side of the main construction site of MahaNakhon, and workers are now starting to build up the scaffolding on the ground floor for supporting the construction of the 1st floor of the Main Tower.

1st Floor of Main Tower

Set up the escalator

2 November, 2013

The escalator on the back side of MahaNakhon CUBE connecting the ground floor to 1st floor is now 90% complete, after installation and testing, it will be ready to put into use!

Set up the escalator

Checking the levels

31 October, 2013

Basement of MahaNakhon Tower where part of the ground floor is temporarily covered with high-strength plastic panel instead of sealed with concrete, so during the daytime, the basement still has enough lighting for the workers working down there.

Checking the levels

Bangkok Rising

29 October, 2013

The core wall of the MahaNahkon tower is now going up fast! We are currently at the 3rd floor with the ground floor structure building up around it.

Bangkok Rising

Mega-MahaNakhon

28 October, 2013

A close up of the mega columns of MahaNakhon Tower showing the trace of the slip form while it is climbing up.

Mega-MahaNakhon

Evening Delight

26 October, 2013

A night shot of the main construction site, core structure of MahaNakhon Tower has now reached the 3rd floor and will keep going up every day

Evening Delight

Getting rid of bush

25 October, 2013

Workers are removing the temporary construction zone in front of MahaNakhon Pavilion Sales Gallery, and the previous garden/bushes and MahaNakhon wooden sculpture have been removed already.

Getting rid of bush

The rear of CUBE

24 October, 2013

Today an updated look of MahaNakhon CUBE from behind, where the road construction is completed and linked directly to the main road outside. A new construction fence has been set up to separate the CUBE from the tower/MahaNakhon Pavilion.

The rear of CUBE

MahaNakhon CUBE

23 October, 2013

At MahaNakhon CUBE, all the construction materials are being removed and the road is refurbished, soon it will be ready to welcome guests to visit!

MahaNakhon CUBE

Gypsum Board Closing

17 October, 2013

The terrace of the 1st floor MahaNakhon CUBE, where workers are using gypsum board closing in the ceiling of each floor.

Gypsum Board Closing

Site fence removed

15 October, 2013

In front of MahaNakhon CUBE the site fence is being removed in order to make space for doing the paving, becoming a wide open area in future

Site fence removed

Piping wiring & ventilation system

14 October, 2013

Today we see 1st floor of MahaNakhon CUBE, all the piping wiring & ventilation system has finished installation in the ceiling, workers are now building the frame structure for closing the ceiling.

Piping wiring & ventilation system

Wall of MahaNakhon Tower

10 October, 2013

Today we seee the core wall of the MahaNakhonTower with 3 mega-columns on each side of the wall, all 12 mega-columns have slip form structure attached and are going up with the core wall in the same time. 

Wall of MahaNakhon Tower

Propping up the bar

9 October, 2013

The supporting platform for MahaNakhon Tower's ground floor has now been finished, workers are starting to bring in steel bars, and building the frame structure of the ground floor.

Propping up the bar

Core Structure of MahaNakhon Tower

7 October, 2013

Today we are standing on the core structure of MahaNakhon Tower which is now already about 2 meters above the ground floor, and from now on the height will keep growing.

Core Structure of MahaNakhon Tower

Pumps and Cranes

5 October, 2013

An updated look of the entire site, we see 2 concrete pumps + 2 tower cranes working at the same time to build the core structure of the MahaNakhon Tower.

Pumps and Cranes

Update MahaNakhon CUBE

4 October, 2013

Updated look of the MahaNakhon CUBE. Technicians are commissioning the escalators outdoors which were installed last week, and the floor around the CUBE is now being finished off.

Update MahaNakhon CUBE

Clean Sweep

3 October, 2013

A clean & tidy passage way with the construction materials stacked beside. Working cleanly and tidily gives easier access to the main MahaNakhon construction site, as well as a safe work environment for people onsite.

Clean Sweep

Born Slippy

1 October, 2013

The slip form system in the main construction site of MahaNakhon is used for building up the core walls, pillars, lift shafts and other core structure of the building, where it support itself on the core and can slip up independently without using the tower crane while the core building structure keeps going up.

Born Slippy

Laying the platforms

28 September, 2013

Today we see workers are laying the platforms for the construction of the ground floor structure of MahaNakhon Tower.

Laying the platforms

Escalator coming

27 September, 2013

Today an updated view of MahaNakhon CUBE where we can see the escalator outside as well.

Escalator coming

27 September, 2013

Today an updated view of MahaNakhon CUBE where we can see the escalator outside as well.

Systems are go

26 September, 2013

Today looking at the roof top of MahaNakhon CUBE we see the entire cooling tower system has been installed with the honeycomb shaped external structure helping cooling down the system faster.

Systems are go

Glass Facade

24 September, 2013

Even during a rainy day, the glass facade for MahaNakhon allows a clear view from the inside, and privacy from the outside.

Glass Facade

Ground floor structure

22 September, 2013

Today we see the main construction site, where scaffolding for supporting the ground floor structure is almost finished.

Ground floor structure

Road to MahaNakhon CUBE

17 September, 2013

The access road to MahaNakhon CUBE is now under contruction, so we see a temporary site fence in front of MahaNakhon Pavilion, as the road is being built. For foodies, Dean & DeLuca is still open, and our Sales Gallery for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok is also open as per normal.

Road to MahaNakhon CUBE

Precase frame structure

16 September, 2013

On site, a precast frame structure for building the MahaNakhon Tower pillars has been made, and the length can be adjusted as needed.

Precase frame structure

Glass Half Full

15 September, 2013

Looking through the glass on 2nd floor of the MahaNakhon CUBE we see the entire main construction site where the platform structure for the ground floor is well under construction.

Glass Half Full

Ground Floor of CUBE

11 September, 2013

Close up of the ground floor of MahaNakhon CUBE, where Dean & DeLuca are now working on the decoration of their pillars with white sample ceramic tiles, and also painting the ceiling at the same time.

Ground Floor of CUBE

Another angle of CUBE

10 September, 2013

Looking at MahaNakhon CUBE from another angle, all scaffoldings at front has been removed, and the white frame structure we can see in photo is actually the fire exit stairs under construction, with another set of stairs on the another side of the CUBE also as per Thai building regulations.

Another angle of CUBE

Frame Structure of Main Pillars

9 September 2013

On site, we see many of the supporting beams have been removed away, with bundles of reinforcing bar sticking out the ground level which are mostly forming the frame structure of the main pillars of MahaNakhon Tower.
 

Frame Structure of Main Pillars

Install the scaffolding

6 September, 2013

On the main construction site, workers are now dismantling the supporting platforms and beams, preparing to install the scaffolding structure for building the ground floor of MahaNakhon Tower.

Install the scaffolding

Ground Floor of CUBE

4 September, 2013

Today we see the ground floor of MahaNakhon CUBE where we can see through to BTS Chongnonsi Station. Work continues installing the glass façade likely to finish within the next 2 weeks.

Ground Floor of CUBE

MahaNakhon CUBE, the Roof Top View

2 September, 2013

Looking at the CUBE from the roof top of the MahaNakhon Pavilion Sales Gallery, we can see the “pixel” and “sky box” concepts of MahaNakhon, maximizing the living space and view for people inside.
 

MahaNakhon CUBE, the Roof Top View

MahaNakhon

23 August, 2013


Looking through the main construction site, we see frame structures of the pillars and walls already coming out of the ground, and the CUBE shows how the “pixel” concept will look.

MahaNakhon

MahaNakhon Base

16 August, 2013

We see the base section of the new tower crane under installation, concrete will be poured into the frame structure around to stabilize the foundation for construction of MahaNakhon.

MahaNakhon Base

CUBE Facade Half Full

15 August, 2013

The glass facade on the ground floor of the CUBE for Dean & DeLuca is being installed, finishing later this week, and interior fitout has already commenced inside.

CUBE Facade Half Full

MahaNakhon: Bangkok Rising

16 August, 2013

Components of the new tower crane arrived on site which will be installed on the top of the existing crane, continuously increasing the height as MahaNakhon Tower starts rising.

MahaNakhon: Bangkok Rising

MahaNakhon Tower Coming Soon

9 August, 2013


At the main construction site, with the MahaNakhon Tower coming up soon, construction supporting platforms are being removed, so temporary fall protection mesh above the basement protects workers in the basement from any falling objects from above.

MahaNakhon Tower Coming Soon

MahaNakhon CUBE

13 July, 2013

Big week, as workers are removing the scaffolding from the front of the CUBE, preparing to install the truss structure which will hold the biggest media wall in Thailand.

MahaNakhon CUBE

MahaNakhon Construction Ongoing

26 July, 2013

Today we see a mobile concrete pump on site starting the last phase of the concrete pouring process for the bottom of the basement of MahaNakhon's Tower, this whole process will be finished in just a few days.

MahaNakhon Construction Ongoing

CUBE linked to BTS skytrain station

26 July, 2013

More construction work at MahaNakhon CUBE facing to the BTS skytrain station. We can see 2 walls not yet closed in. In future this will be the connection point to BTS Chongnonsi Station on 1st floor.

CUBE linked to BTS skytrain station

Main Tower Basement

19 July, 2013

The basement level of the Main Tower is now close to done, workers have set up 2 simple chutes from the ground down to the basement level, for pouring the concrete it is faster and easier than the tower crane.

Main Tower Basement

CUBE Update

15 July,2013

Today we see roof top of MahaNakhon CUBE, where we can see installation of glass façade is almost finished. On the right side, brick work for the cooling tower structure is now completed, awaiting to install the cooling system.

CUBE Update

Ongoing CUBE Facade

5 July,2013

Looking up from the terrace on the 2nd floor of the CUBE, the installation of glass façade is well progressed, and will be finished by the end of this month.

Ongoing CUBE Facade

CUBE First Tenant Ready for Handover

3 July, 2013

Ground floor of the CUBE, which has been totally cleared and is now ready to hand over to our anchor tenant Dean & DeLuca soon for their own fit out. 

CUBE First Tenant Ready for Handover

MahaNakhon CUBE Update

1 July, 2013

From lowly depths to hallowed heights...in MahaNakhon CUBE we can see the void now inside, soaring above the 1st floor, as we approach opening day later this year.

MahaNakhon CUBE Update

CUBE Facade Installation

28 June,2013

What a difference a month makes! before and after....At MahaNakhon CUBE we can see progress where most of the glass façade is now installed already.

CUBE Facade Installation

MahaNakhon’s Basement

26 June, 2013

At MahaNakhon's basement, workers below are building the remaining layers of the reinforcing steel frame while workers above are installing the waterproof cover, to prevent the rain water affecting the next phase of the cement pouring process.

MahaNakhon’s Basement

CUBE Construction Update

21 June, 2013

Standing on the corner of the CUBE we can see a small “box” is sticking out, which perfectly demonstrates the "pixel" concept of the entire MahaNakhon development.

CUBE Construction Update

MahaNakhon Main Site Update

19 June, 2013

Looking across the main site, completion of the 5th layer of reinforcing frame work is underway, the whole basement structure is getting closer and closer to the ground level.

MahaNakhon Main Site Update

CUBE’s Elevator Installation

16 June, 2013

On ground floor of MahaNakhon CUBE, doors for the elevators have been installed, and workers are working inside the elevator shaft, installing cables, wires and all other necessary components for the elevator installation.

CUBE’s Elevator Installation

MahaNakhon Onsite Construction Update

14 June, 2013

On site, the concrete funnels we saw 3 weeks ago are now finished and are ready to be installed on the main site, for pouring concretes into the reinforcing frame.

MahaNakhon Onsite Construction Update

MahaNakhon Update

7 June, 2013

An overview of the whole construction site, reinforcing steel bars will soon become a part of the reinforcing structure for the Tower's basement. 2 weeks ago workers were doing the 2nd layer of the reinforcing frame work, and a total of 4 - 8 layers will hold the weight of the building for different areas depending on the building's structure plan.

MahaNakhon Update

CUBE Construction Update

6 June, 2013

Today we see welding work for the CUBE, steel pipes will be welded together then installed in the ceiling for handling wastewater.

CUBE Construction Update

Façade Pre-Test

4 June, 2013
Portions of the glass wall cassette system are being replaced at MahaNakhon Pavilion Sales Gallery, using the actual glass panels to be installed for MahaNakhon Tower, which has higher strength, in order to pre-test/evaluate the real performance and the appearance when installed on an actual building.

Façade Pre-Test

Basement of MahaNakhon’s Main Tower

3 June, 2013
As work continues onsite, looking down at the basement of MahaNakhon's Main Tower, workers are laying the 2nd layer of the reinforcing steel frame to enhance the whole basement structure. Cement will be poured into the frame starting next month, and the whole basement will be finished within August, when the Main Tower will start rising upwards!

Basement of MahaNakhon’s Main Tower

Complete CUBE Structure

31 May, 2013

In front of the CUBE, most of the scaffolding is removed already since the entire structure of CUBE has been completed, the brick work and glass wall installation inside is well underway.

Complete CUBE Structure

CUBE Facade Installation Begins

28 May, 2013


For those of you looking forward to visiting MahaNakhon CUBE later this year, the installation of the glass façade has now begun.

CUBE Facade Installation Begins

MahaNakhon Onsite Construction Update

27 May, 2013

Onsite, workers are building concrete funnels. Around 30 of these funnels will be installed on the surface level and connected to the basement of the Main Tower, then used as the channel to pour the concrete into the basement steel frame structure shown a couple of days ago. A lot of strength is needed to support a 314m tall structure!

MahaNakhon Onsite Construction Update

Underground of MahaNakhon’s Main Tower

25 May, 2013

Now it has been covered with the reinforced steel frame, which will form the structure of foundation and basement. Over 3000 tons of reinforced steel bar will be embedded into the Main Tower’s Basement structure.

Underground of MahaNakhon’s Main Tower

CUBE’s Ground Floor

21 May, 2013

At the ground floor of CUBE, workers are installing the lines in the ceiling for electric wiring, and piping for water supply for ground floor of the CUBE.

CUBE’s Ground Floor

MahaNakhon Main Tower’s Basement

18 May, 2013

More construction showing the basement of the Main Tower, the slope at the edge in basement supporting level forms a trapezoidal shape this is the part of the design of the foundation where the center will deeper than the edges which will be holding the major weight of the entire Main Tower.

MahaNakhon Main Tower’s Basement

MahaNakhon Main Construction Site

16 May, 2013

A birds view from MahaNakhon CUBE looking at the main construction site, the excavators and cranes help loading the construction waste on trucks, which will be sending to factories for remanufacturing to use in other industries in order to reduce the cost and protect the environment as well.

MahaNakhon Main Construction Site

CUBE’s Ground Floor

10 May, 2013

Workers are building the internal wall forming the power distribution room, all electrical equipment and wiring will be embedded in there to control and serve the power for our anchor tenant Dean & DeLuca, who are doing a new-to-market full floor gourmet market concept.

CUBE’s Ground Floor

CUBE’s View From The Basement Of The Main Tower

3 May, 2013

Looking up from the basement of the Main Tower, we can see the corner of the CUBE. In the near future, we will be able to look down to the CUBE from the Main Tower, 'Bangkok Rising' as the main tower reaches (eventually) 77 storeys/314m.

CUBE’s View From The Basement Of The Main Tower