The developers of the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project have been telling us how green and carbon-free their project is going to be.
But what they didn’t tell us is they actually wanted to cram in as much as they could into the Turf Club land to maximise profits. In fact, they wanted a density that would have made it twice the density of Hong Kong!
Somehow, the PGCC’s Teheran-born architect, Nasrine Seraji, managed to convince the developers that no one would want to live there if they went ahead with their original plan.
Even so, it looks like the PGCC could end up with 33 tower blocks of over 40 storeys each. That is still massive.
And isn’t there going to be any social housing – low and low-medium cost housing – in the Turf Club site itself?