Petronas Twin Towers
These magnificent towers are currently the tallest office buildings in the world. Completed in 1998, its 88 floors stretch an amazing 452 metres high into the sky!
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The building that changed the landscape of a city, the Petronas Twin Towers have become synonymous with Kuala Lumpur. Designed by world renowned architect Cé sar Pelli and inspired by cultural Islamic art themes, the towers are shaped in the Rub El Hizb symbol, a double square star designed found in many Islamic flags and coat of arms. The towers gleam in the day, as the sunlight reflects off the thirty-two thousand windows that adorn the entire facade of the towers.
The towers are linked together on the 41st and 42nd floors by the Skybridge, a two storey bridge that is 58 metres long. Suspended 170 metres above ground, the view of the city from the Skybridge is spectacular. The Skybridge is open to the public but access is limited to 1,700 people a day. Free passes are available on a first first-come, first-serve basis at the Concourse Level of the Petronas Twin Towers.
The Petronas Twin Towers are the best known component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct, an urban development project also known as KLCC. Touted as a city within a city, KLCC encompasses the Petronas Twin Towers, the six storey Suria KLCC shopping centre at the base of the towers, the convention centre as well as the sprawling 50 acre KLCC Park at the heart of the precinct.
Since its completion in 1998, the towers have risen to become an icon that symbolizes not only Kuala Lumpur, but also Malaysia. Its fame as the tallest building in the world, before being surpassed by the Taipei 101 in 2004, was such that it was selected as a setting for many movies, TV shows and even video games. A 1999 Hollywood film, Entrapment, starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones, featured the towers extensively.
The Petronas Twin Towers, part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct, is located at the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is well connected and is easily accessible by road.
There are many intracity buses that include Petronas Twin Towers a stop on their routes.
By Light Rail Transit
Visitors can get to Petronas Twin Towers via the Kelana Jaya LRT line as there is an LRT station located within Suria KLCC, at the base of the towers.
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