The rapid development witnessed by the world has made a drastic impact on the way in which we live. This development, though one can argue as having been ever persistent in line with the natural curiosity of man, truly gained momentum with the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution, for instance, introduced factory work which led to the establishment of the eight-hour working day. Therefore, its impact on modern life has been immense and during the 21st century, these developments increased in momentum resulting in changing the skylines of almost every major city in the world.
The modern technology developed by scientists led to the construction of towering skyscrapers and modern ‘smart’ buildings. This also led to increased competition between countries which in turn led to a battle between states to gain the world title in the tallest buildings or structures. For instance, while the present tallest structure in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, followed closely by the Tokyo Skytree in exchange are in constant competition to outdo each other.
The Petronas Twin Towers found in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is one such example. The Petronas Twin Towers is a national symbol of the prosperity and business expansion of Malaysia which towers over the city at a stunning height of over four hundred metres since its construction in the year 1998. The Twin Towers can be seen from almost any hotel in Kuala Lumpur including hotels found in Bukit Bintang such as the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
Complete with 88 floors, the twin towers provide for ease of access with forty elevators in each tower. The Petronas Twin Towers are located within the KLCC Park and are also home to the retail centre known as Suria KLCC. On the 41st and 42nd Floors, the towers host a skybridge which also enjoys the distinction of being the highest two-storey bridge in the entire world.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+