Petronas Twin Towers|Kuala Lumpur|Malaysia

Interesting Places In Malaysia

Located in Jalan Ampang,The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers or KLCC) are skyscrapers and twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world.

The 88-storey PETRONAS Twin Towers is located at the North-west corner of the 100-acre development,the design, created by renowned architect, Cesar Pelli & Associates of the USA was selected through an international design competition held in 1991.The floor plate of the Towers is based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage. It is composed of two rotated and super imposed squares with small circular infill around the edges. The exterior of the PETRONAS Twin Towers is organised in horizontal ribbons of vision glass and stainless steel which glint and shimmer in the sun.

Attached to each Tower is the 44-storey side tower or annexe, which provides an architectural balance to the slender profile of the main Tower. These coreless annexes also provide additional office space.The Towers' entrance lobbies are showcase of the country's cultural heritage, incorporating contemporary Malaysian motifs adapted from traditional handicrafts such as 'songket' and timber carvings while the floor design has been laid in a popular 'mengkuang' weave mat design.

A 58.4 metre sky bridge at levels 41 and 42 links the Twin Towers. The unique double-deck sky bridge stands 170 metres above street level with its arch support forming a symbolic gateway to the city centre.Public access to the Twin Towers is allowed ONLY at the Sky Bridge on the 41st floor. Due to security reasons and the express lift space limitation, only limited number of persons are allowed at any one of the session.

1 comment:

Kim said...

These pictures are gorgeous! Makes me want to visit.