The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is perhaps one of the most distinctive buildings in the world today. Designed by world renowned architects Cesar Pelli and Achmad Murdijat, this structure stands at 1,483 feet above ground.
Between 1998 and 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world before the completion of Taipei 101. The Petronas Twin Towers is certified as the world’s tallest building by virtue of the spires at the top of the building and not the antennas. The skybridge functions as a stability holder as well as a connection link between the 2 towers.
It is owned and managed by Petronas, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. What made this building so remarkable is the fact that it has a very significant postmodern style to it while at this height, it is very stable and firm, withstanding strong winds and weather. It took only 5 years from conceptualization to moving in of the first batch of tenants into the building.
The planning had started in 1992 and by 1997, the building was completed and operational. The 88 storey high building today houses some of the top corporations in the country where it is located in the city centre of Bukit Bintang.