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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Petronas Twin Tower From My Camera

Petronas Twin Towers

The 88-storey PETRONAS Twin Towers, developed as an integral part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) project, house PETRONAS' new corporate headquarters.

The PETRONAS Twin Towers rise like sentinels in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Costing a whopping US$1.2bn and uniquely designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, it rises to 1,483ft (451.9m) in height and is all of 33ft higher than the Sears Tower.

Cesar Pelli, former dean of Yale University's School of Architecture, also designed Canary Wharf in London, and the World Financial Center in Manhattan, New York City.

The floor-plate of the Tower is designed based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage. It is composed of two rotated and superimposed squares with small circular infills. These geometric figures have been described by architects as symbolising unity, harmony, stability and rationality - all important principles of Islam.


Michael said...

aaahhh, KLCC! Been to KL four times and what a clean city! Stayed in Concorde, NW-Renaissance and the former Park Plaza. I wish to be back!

By the way, nice site featuring places of Malaysia.

here's mine...
Bohol Beach Resorts

Jobs in Malaysia