Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, 50088, Malaysia

Petronas Towers
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The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade.

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The towers were designed by Argentine American architect César Pelli. He 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, beginning on 1 March 1993 with the excavation, which involved moving 500 truckloads of earth every night to dig down 30 meters (98 ft) below the surface.

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    The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. Though the roof of Petronas Towers at 378.6 meters is not as tall as the Willis Tower, the pinnacles standing 73.5

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