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Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas towers also known as twin towers, is a 88-storey skyscraper, which reaches a height of 451.9 meters. According to the official definition and ranking of the Council on tall buildings and urban environment (international organization, which is engaged in high-rise construction), the twin towers from 1998 to 2004 were considered the tallest buildings in the world. Twin towers Petronas are considered the hallmark of the city, and Menara Kuala Lumpur TV tower Kuala Lumpur.

On the project of skyscrapers worked with Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli, whose projects include the world financial center and Carnegie Hall tower in new York, international Finance centre in Hong Kong, and others. The design was attended by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad. He proposed to build buildings in the "Islamic style", so the tower built in the shape of eight-pointed stars at the base, and Cesar Pelli added semi-circular tabs to the building was more stable.

On a project of Petronas twin towers architect Pelli has started to work in 1992, but construction of the skyscraper began only in 1993. The construction took about 6 years. Officially opened the skyscrapers in 1999, in August.

The first tower is the Petronas, the Malaysian oil and gas company, its subsidiaries and associated companies, while the second tower houses such famous companies as "Huawei Technologies", international broadcaster "al-Jazeera", "Bloomberg", the American Corporation "The Boeing Company", IBM and many others.

Note

  • Location: City Center, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Nearest metro station: "KLCC"
  • Official website: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my
  • Opening hours: every day except Monday, 09.00-21.00, on Friday with a break 13.00-14.30.
  • Tickets: adults - 80 ringit for children - 30 ringit, children under 3 years stay free of charge. The number of tickets is limited.