The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas), are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
The towers were designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. They chose a distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur. Planning on the Petronas Towers started on 1 January 1992 and included rigorous tests and simulations of wind and structural loads on the design. Seven years of construction followed at the former site of the original Selangor Turf Club, beginning on 1 March 1993 with excavation, which involved moving 500 truckloads of earth every night to dig down 30 metres (98 ft) below the surface.
The construction of the superstructure commenced on 1 April 1994. Interiors with furniture were completed on 1 January 1996, the spires of Tower 1 and Tower 2 were completed on 1 March 1996, and the first batch of Petronas personnel moved into the building on 1 January 1997. The building was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Malaysias Tun Dr.
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PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Lumpur / MY,
Website - http://www.petronastwintowers. com.my
Telephone - 03-2331 8080
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Posted by - Gowri Kabali | 2 years ago
This tower is magnificent and so perfect to look at. Night view is the best
Posted by - Jonathan Bryce | 2 years ago
The Twin Towers are spectacular and there must be a million photos of them on Google already! They are famous and q great tourist attraction; they certainly draw in the crowds. In ten years, I still h
Posted by - Justin van Schaick | 2 years ago
Beautiful towers and impressive standing at the foot of these two giants and looking up. A must see when in Kuala Lumpur. I didn't go to the skydeck as it is expensive, you have a limited time up ther
Posted by - Ivana Todorovic | 3 years ago
Nice view from the top. I recommend going there at night when the towers look beautiful with the lights turned on. There is also a nice musical fountain in front of the building, kids usually love it.
Posted by - Fredrik Heyman | 3 years ago
Tourist trap? Not really, if you are interested in buildings, going to Kuala Lumpur with kids this is great. We booked tickets online, worked great. Experience was breathtaking, first stop on the sky
Posted by - Nasri Bin Najib | 3 years ago
Iconic yes. First time? Sure.. But recommend to go to KL tower for the sky view. Other places for shopping for most people since it's high end shopping of international brands. Came back KL and now pa
Posted by - Gaurav Patil | 3 years ago
Magnificent Twin Towers, used to be the highest standing tower building once upon a time.
The architecture is very impressive. They let you go up the tower through a guided tour. The tour costs
Posted by - Mark Kalisch | 3 years ago
Marvels of engineering and wonderful to look at. These towers provide the perfect backdrop for some stunning photos both day and night.
Inside there are many eating and shopping options
Posted by - Matthew Price | 3 years ago
From reading online and from word of mouth from locals in KL, it seems that getting tickets and wait times is a different experience for everyone. We showed up rather unplanned just before noon on a T
Posted by - James Carless | 3 years ago
It's definitely worth queueing to get tickets to go on the tour. We got the at about 8:30 and it opened at 9 I think, there were about ten people ahead of us so we easily got tickets for the first tou
Posted by - Patrick Phillips | 3 years ago
We booked our tickets online line to a old the queues, then just collected them 10 minutes it's prior to our booked slot. As there was no queue they let us in for the 1300 booking instead of the 131