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Thai company to build 125-floor skyscraper that will be among world's tallest

This Oct. 13, 2014 photo released by Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. shows a scale model of a skyscraper that a property developer plans to build in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in 2019. The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Thai capital, the developer said in a statement. (AP Photo/Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd.)

This Oct. 13, 2014 photo released by Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. shows a scale model of a skyscraper that a property developer plans to build in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in 2019. The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Thai capital, the developer said in a statement. (AP Photo/Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd.)  (The Associated Press)

A Thai property developer has announced plans to build one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world in Bangkok.

Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. says the 125-floor building will stand 615 meters (2018 feet) high and will be completed by 2019.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok "Super Tower" will be the world's ninth tallest if it is built on schedule.

Grand Canal says the soaring building will offer space for offices, a luxury hotel and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Southeast Asian capital.

The tallest building in the world is Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which has 163 floors and is 828 meters (2,717 feet) high.