Petronas Twin Towers

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petronas-twin-towersOne of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the world is the magnificent 452 metres high Petronas Twin Towers, that are linked by a walk-bridge at the 41st floor.

Built in 1998, tt is ranked (2009) to be the world’s third tallest building. It has 88 floors an dis 452m/1,483 ft high. The towers were designed by Cesar Pelli and have an Islamic influence, that gives both a futuristic and historical feeling. Some people mean that the towers in a way is a post-modern version inspired by another architectural masterpiece, Gaudi’s cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

The Twin Towers are the most prominent address in the Golden Triangle Area, which is the business district in down town Kuala Lumpur. Here you find Petronas Oil Company, Micorsoft Malaysia and many regional corporate headquarters. But it is also a cultural hub with the symphony orchestra Dewan Philharmonik Petronas and the leading
fine art gallery in Malaysia, Galeri Petronas.
petronas-twin-towers2On several levels beneath the towers, you will also find a first class, large shopping complex, with Japan’s leading department store Isetan among others stores.

The Petronas Twin Towers is a great tourist attraction but the tickets to enter the walk-bridge on the 41st  floor are distributed every day on a limited limited basis, so we recommend you to go there early in the morning.

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Ticket Booth is located in Tower 2 at the Concourse Level.