Bangkok’s ever shifting skyline welcomes a new glass giant with the long awaited Mahanakhon Tower. This controversial building has received much praise and criticism through the years for its unconventional design. For this, we have to credit the developer, Sorapoj Techakraisri who once admitted “…if it’s not extreme, it’s not us.”
The project was not without risk. The odds were stacked up against the developers, from costs to special designs that had to be suited to the location and the overall readiness of Bangkok to accept a building of these proportions. These aspects factored into the construction being postponed on many occasions. The final product however, proves that perseverance can indeed produce icons.