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City’s tallest Gold Tower 42 property sales begin in June

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The Gold Tower 42 once completed will house a total of 615 residential units. Heng Chivoan

City’s tallest Gold Tower 42 property sales begin in June

The Gold Tower 42 will launch the sales of its properties in June this year, about a year before the completion of the building, which is considered the tallest structure in the capital, at least for the moment.

After several delays, the construction of the mixed commercial and residential project is right on track now and scheduled to be completed in June 2020 by South Korean developer Yon Woo.

“The estimated completion date will be end of June, 2020. The structural works have been completed, the external facade [glass curtain wall], the mock-up rooms [show rooms] and the elevators installation works are in progress,” Kim Kyowon, executive managing director of Yon Woo Cambodia Co., Ltd told The Post in an interview recently.

Two years after the project kicked off in 2008, construction hit a snag due to international financial crisis. However, works resumed in 2018, added Kim.

“We will start to sell in June and a total of 615 units will be available for sale,” he added.

Perched ideally at the intersection of Monivong and Sihanouk boulevards, the tower overseeing the bustling city skyline, measures 195.5 metres from ground level.

South Korean designers and architects have injected some unique features to the spanking building. For instance, the entire building’s exterior reflects in vibrant gold colour but once inside, it emanates a clam blue tone and the atmosphere is cooler as well. Due to the Low-E coated curtains, occupants can capture the external view in a nice light blue colour.

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Kim (right) explains how the panels are installed from inside the building. Post Staff

“We user the Low-E coated curtain wall glass that provides the comfort inside for residents and its energy saving. Although, it may look hot from outside due to the gold colour, it is cooler once inside the building,” said Kim.

Besides, no scaffolding was erected during the entire construction of the Gold Tower 42. Workers install the prefabricated window panes from inside the building, thus saving time and costs.

“It is a simple installation, no scaffolding needed and we do panel by panel. It takes about three days to complete one floor,” he added.

The identical twin towers have five basements meant for car parks and it is the only building to have five underground floors in Phnom Penh so far. The first three floors are for retails outlets, while from the fourth to the 12th floors are office space.

The residential units comprise of studio apartment, single bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom penthouse units.

“We offer 20 different type of units and even provide home appliances and fixed fittings. The buyer only needs to prepare their beds and some furniture,” said Kim.

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A mock-up bedroom.Photo supplied

A gym and an outside swimming pool is located at the 13th floor. While residential units are built from level 14 to 42.

The 12 spacious penthouse units are located on the exclusive 41st and 42nd floors.

The 43rd floor (roof floor) has circular sky bridge connecting the two towers, and they also serve as an exit point during emergency, such as during a fire breakout.

Two helipads are located at the roof top.

The main contractor for the project is HTWM Construction Engineering (Cambodia) Co. Ltd from China.

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