Patronas or Twin Towers of Malaysia are the world famous towers with beautiful architecture. These towers are situated in the Kuala Lumpur which is the capital city of Malaysia. Twin towers are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur along with the nearby Kuala Lumpur tower. Twin Towers of Malaysia were the tallest buildings of the world until 2004. This distinction remained with the towers for six years from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101. But these towers are still the tallest twin towers in the world. The architecture of the towers is the reflection of the Islamic Art. Total height of the towers is 451.9 m which includes antennas while the roof of the towers is at the height of 378.6 m (1242 ft).
The construction of the towers was started in 1992 and was completed in 1998. At the date of completion it was the tallest building of the world. The design of the project was made by Cesar Pelli and Djay Cerico who are Argentine architects. The first challenge to build the buildings was the depth of the bedrock. These towers are standing on the deepest foundations in the world ever built. The foundation of the towers is 120 meter deep and it took almost a year to complete with massive requirements of concrete.
These towers have 88 floors and the material used for construction is the reinforced concrete. The façade of the towers is decorated with the glass and steel which resembles with the motifs found in Islamic art. Another thing which shows the Islamic influence is the Rub el Hizb which is a symbol used in Islamic art. The cross section of the towers is based upon the said symbol. These towers were not built by the same construction company. Tower 1 was completed by Hazama Corporation and tower 2 was built by Samsung C & T and Kukdong Engineering and Construction.
Petronas is an oil and gas company of Malaysia who are the builders of twin towers. These towers are infact commercial offices. Tower 1 is fully occupied by the Petronas and its subsidiaries while tower 2 is in the use of Petronas and some other world renowned companies. Other than the commercial importance of the towers and its beautiful architecture, there are places which attract the people to visit twin towers.
Suria KLCC is a premier shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur at the feet of the twin towers. You will find the luxury items here from all over the world, high street bands of the world are also here. So this is a wonderful place for shopping point of view. Attraction of Suria KLCC is not restricted to just shopping but you can find an art gallery here, an underwater aquarium, a philharmonic theatre and a science centre.
KLCC park is another attraction attached to the twin towers. This park is spread over 17 acres and includes jogging and walking paths, a fountain that displays a marvelous light show, wading pools and playground for children.
SkybridgeTwin towers feature a skybridge on 41st and 42nd floors.
This is the highest two story bridge in the world. this was build for the convenience of the people who want to move between the two towers. This bridge is not attached to the main structure of the towers but it is designed in this way that it can slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breakage against high speed winds. Visitors can enjoy the view of the Kuala Lumpur from the bridge but visitors can use only 41st floor bridge. This can be a great visit if you want to explore the new destinations around the globe and see beautiful architecture.