Illuminated Petronas Tower at Night from below. The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (in Malay Language: 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 the year 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. So the Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 in Taiwan was completed in the year 2004.
The Petronas Towers still remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia
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