Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers is a modern, avant-garde design that portrays Malaysia as a progressive nation proud of her rich natural and cultural heritage. Rising to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin towers is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel.
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The Petronas Twin Towers is a modern, avant-garde design that portrays Malaysia as a progressive nation proud of her rich natural and cultural heritage. Rising to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin towers is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel.


The Petronas Twin Towers is a modern, avant-garde design that portrays Malaysia as a progressive nation proud of her rich natural and cultural heritage. Rising to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin towers is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel.

Planning of the Petronas Twin Towers commenced in January 1992, led by distinguished Cesar Pelli, an Argentine-born American architect. Excavation work began in March 1993 to reach 30 metres below ground level before concrete was poured into the crater.

The external walls were constructed from 33,000 stainless steel and 55,000 glass panels while the wall panels were inspired by hardwood carvings from the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The patterns on the floor are based on intricate pandan weaving.

The pinnacles of the Petronas Twin Towers house the aircraft warning lights and external maintenance building equipment. There is a spire with 23 segments and a ring ball comprising 14 rings of varying diameters on each pinnacle.

The design of each of the Petronas Twin Towers floor plate is based on simple Islamic geometric shapes of interlocking squares that create the shape of an eight-pointed star. These geometric shapes express the importance of Islamic principles.

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