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Petronas Twin Tower

Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 with a height of 452 meters. Although now been surpassed by Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, they still remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

Construction began in 1991 and took seven years to build the second tower. Although each tower looked the same but both are built by a consortium of different contractors. Famous bridge on floor 41 and 42 do not constitute the second part of the tower and built separately. Since the two towers to sway each other as far as one meter due to wind, the bridge is designed is able to shift in and out on both towers to prevent cracks and allow each tower swayed separately.

Muslim art and cultural aspects are used in the design of buildings. The exterior of the building is made of glass and steel and has a motif found in Islamic art. Shape of the building resembles a Rub el Hizb, with an eight-point star formed from two overlapping rectangles.

Two central towers are made of concrete core measuring 23 meters by 23 meters which supports most of the building structure, and the outer circumference of the pillars. The location of the bedrock is so deep that the second tower was built on the world’s deepest foundations dug as deep as 120 meters.

At the base of the Petronas Towers are Suria KLCC, a prestigious 6-storey shopping center which can be found here mostly foreign luxury brands. Unfortunately both the tower is closed to the public. Although diij Inkan visitors to climb to the pedestrian bridge on the 41st floor, but visitors are limited to less than 1000 people per day and a ticket for the day is sold only in the morning. Petronas sells two kinds of packages, for a visit to the pedestrian bridge only, or also up to floor 86. You have to come very early before the tickets were sold out.

By Agnes Chang

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