Your visit to the gleaming metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur would not be complete without visiting its historical landmarks. One striking landmark that you simply can't miss is the Petronas Twin Towers.
Built from 1993 to 1998, the twin towers serve as the symbol of Malaysia as an Asian Tiger. Petronas Kuala Lumpur not only symbolizes Malaysia but the towers have also become a historically filled landmark of the country.
Here are some of Petronas Tower facts you need to know before your visit, and that will forever be included in the history books:
The Beginning of the Petronas Towers
When Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ordered the construction of Petronas Twin Towers, he just “wanted a building that would be identifiably Malaysian, that was of world class standard and which Malaysians could be proud of.” Petronas Towers Malaysia opened August 28, 1999, during Malaysia’s celebration of its National Day.
The World’s Tallest Building
With Petronas Tower heights of 1,483 feet or 452 meters, Petronas Tower was declared as the Tallest in the World by the Council on Tall Buildings dated April 15, 1996, surpassing the Chicago’s Sears Tower until 2003.
The Tallest Pair in the World
With 88-storey, the Petronas Towers has been recorded as the tallest pair in the world until now.
Shortest Construction Time
Forecasted to be finished after eight years of continuous work, the construction has been completed after six years of working 24 hours daily. Each floor was finished after four days and consists of 14,000 to 22,000 square feet of column-free office space per floor.
The World’s Highest Skybridge
Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge is a walkway between the two towers located the 41st and 42nd floors. With its height of two stories, the Skybridge was declared as the highest in the world.
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