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Petronas Towers

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
 
location Kuala Lumpur
function commercial space, landmark, mixed-use development, office
contributed by mg_glowacka

When in 1991 Petronas (Oil&Gas) Company decided to develop the tallest towers, architect Cesar Pelli impressed with his proposal. Located in the centre of Malaysian Capital - KLCC towers are local icon and symbol of a great leap forward of this South-East Asian country. Officially opened in August 1999 until 2004 Twin Towers were considered as the world tallest building. The 88 floor towers are constructed of reinforced concrete with steel-glass fašades inspired by Islamic art as a reflection of Malaysians Muslim religion. Due to the depth of the bedrock the buildings were built on 120-meter foundations. The sky-bridge connects the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors. It is not attached to the main structure, but is designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds. It can also function as an escape route in case of emergencies.

 

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Petronas Towers
Address
Persiaran Petronas
Malaysia
http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday-Sunday.
This project is part of 3 guides ASIA2011 by jeooren
Kuala Lumpur by Ilyass
Singapore by a7per7ion
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Completion 1998
ArchitectPelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Client Petronas Company
 
Project ID 7805
Latitude/Longitude 03°09'27N 101°42'44E
Contributed by mg_glowacka
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