Monday, 15 February 2016

Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers is a leading tourist attraction Kuala Lumpur. This is the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world: awesome towering as high as 1,483 feet (452 ​​meters) from the bottom to the top. Argentine architect C├ęsar Pelli to design this building as a symbol of Kuala Lumpur 21st century. Its construction began in 1992 and was completed late 1997.

This powerful skyscraper holds title as the tallest building in the world until 2004, before being overtaken by Taipei 101. Since then, several skyscrapers to climb higher and higher, but the Petronas Twin Towers remains an impressive engineering achievement. There are 33,000 and 55,000 glass panels stainless steel panels that adorn the exterior, and 29 two-level elevator that shot up and down to the 88th floor.

Go up to the Skybridge connecting the two towers on floors 41 and 42 to cross the bridge that hangs 558 feet (170 meters) above the ground. Continue up to the observation deck on the 86th floor, 1,181 feet (360 meters) above the ground. On sunny days, you can see for miles in all directions. Be sure to come early to get tickets to the deck because of the number of visitors who can enter every day is limited, and the quota was filled quickly.

Once set foot on the ground, be sure to explore the Suria KLCC mall outstanding at the base of the tower. You'll find designer fashion outlets, shops and entertainment technology, and dozens of places to eat and restaurants. The mall complex also includes an aquarium, cinemas, art galleries, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra Hall.

Petronas Twin Towers complex is located in the heart of the city center and easily accessible by public transport. There is also a paid parking area in the basement. You can climb up to the top of the tower from Tuesday to Sunday, throughout the year. Visitors pay an entry fee, but the scenery obtained totally worth it.

The tower was designed by Adamson Associates Architects, Canada along with Cesar Pelli of Cesar Pelli of Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects United States was completed in 1998 as high as 88 floors with interior designs that reflect the Islamic culture that took root in Malaysia. On October 17, 2003, Taipei 101 took record of the twin towers of the Petronas Twin Towers this.But still holds the title of world's tallest twin towers.

Cesar Pelli also designed the Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle (or also called Miglin-Beitler Tower) as high as 609.58 m in Chicago, the United States was completed in 1988 which appears to have similarities to the Petronas Towers.

Petronas towers stand tall 452 meters or 1483 feet is counted up at the top. Shape the floor in the form of two square pieces that intersect to form eight-pointed star and at each point of intersection added a piece of the circle. Cesar Pelli's design uses motifs that are commonly used in Islamic art in view of Islamic culture have become the hallmark of Malaysia.

Between the two towers, built a bridge (Skybridge or Jejantas Air) which connects the two towers on floors 41 and 42. This bridge is the destination of tourists who come to the Tower PETRONAS with a limited number of tickets (about 1200 pieces). In addition, the bridge is also used for evacuation in case of an emergency in a tower so that the occupants can move into the tower safe. As well as other high-rise buildings, Towers PETRONAS could sway when the wind so that the construction of the bridge was not mounted rigidly on the second tower.