Towering above Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers found in the world today. Here’s everything you need to know about these titanic monuments of culture and commerce.
Building the Towers
The Petronas Towers were commissioned to serve as landmarks of the 21st century. When designing the building, a host of different influences were referred to. As it stands now, the twin towers display a combination post-modern design with traditional Islamic architecture.
Between the 41st and 42nd floors, a bridge connects the two buildings. Referred to as the ‘skybridge’, this structure gives visitors an unprecedented view of Kuala Lumpur cityscape. The skybridge isn’t exactly attached to either building either and can even flex in the wind to gain some extra stability!
Some Quick Facts
The Petronas Towers hold the record for being the tallest twin towers by reaching a height of 452 metres with an astounding 88 storeys! Interestingly, the two towers also hold the record for having the deepest foundations in the world too. It’s said that it took 54 hours of count nous concrete pouring to fill it in!
All in all, the Petronas Towers are a must-visit if you’re ever in Kuala Lumpur – these are structures that perfectly encapsulates the grandeur and scope of this great city. What’s more, it’s central location means that its easily accessible if you’re staying at one of the many hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur – like the ones on offer at Berjaya Times Square Hotel.