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The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur - feature photo

The Petronas Twin Towers here in Kuala Lumpur were once the world’s tallest buildings. From 1998 to 2004 they remained as this, however in 2004 Taipei 101 in Taiwan took the title which stands nearly 200 foot taller! However they still stand today as the world’s tallest twin towers.

The Petronas Twin Towers were designed by the architect Casar Pelli, and finished completion in 1998. The towers are based upon a Muslim symbol which is throughout the design of the building and also boast the worlds deepest foundations at 120m. I’m not sure if a lot of people know this but two different companies built each tower, they had a race between them. The company who started over a month later actually finished first!

Underneath the Petronas Twin Towers are the Suria KLCC shopping mall, and the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas which is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. I never got a chance to listen to the orchestra but if your prepared to spend a few thousand pounds by all mean check out the shopping mall for some of the most expensive brands possible.

Tower One is fully occupied by the Petronas Company which is Malaysia’s national oil company and a number of its subsidiaries and partners. Tower Two is nearly all available for lease companies which have offices in Tower Two include Al Jazeera International, Boeing, IBM and Microsoft.

Outside the towers is KLCC park which looks lovely, and of course is the paddling pool for all you children out there. But the best bit for me was the Skybridge. It’s accesible on the 41st and 42nd floors so is approximately half way up the buildings have 88 floors each. When you look out from here it is pretty spooky especially to think that some crazy french guy actually climbed another 20 floors above you outside with no ropes!!!! (Yes to all you climbers it was Alain “Spiderman” Robert)

Also once a year they open up the top floor to allow the best of the best base jumpers to jump off unfortunatly I’m no where near that good and would never get invited 🙁

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