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Petronas Twin Towers


Construction started in 1993 and finished in 1998. The twin towers reach 1,486 feet in height and the architectural design was done by Pelli, being built on the race track of Kuala Lumpur. They are created with reinforced concrete, steel and glass; designed as a tribute to the influence of Muslim art. The cross sections also have designs found in the Muslim world.

There were two different companies that created the Petronas Twin Towers. Tower One is the Hazama corporation constructed and Samsung constructed Tower Two. Tower One is fully tenanted by the Petronas Company and Tower Two is leased to other companies such as Accenture, Al Jazeera English and Microsoft. KLCC Park is below the building where it is complimented with walking paths, light shows, wading pools and a playground. There is a skybridge that connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. This is suspended some 170 meters above the ground, it is 58 meters long and it weighs around 750 tons. Visitors can view the skybridge on a first come first served basis.

To get here you can head from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and take the KLIA express to the Petronas Twin Towers. You can also take the Sky Bus to the LCCT. Kuala MLumpar has a taxi service also, or visitors can take the Kuala Lumpar Monorail to the Twin Towers. Pedestrian traffic is not encouraged to the Twin Towers.

 
 
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