Saturday, April 4, 2009

Twin Towers-Petronas Towers

There are only very few tallest buildings in the world. Among them Petronas is one of the tallest building.This building is also known as the Twin Towers.The construction of this building began in 1992 and was completed in 1998.It was designed by Cesar Pelli an Argentina-American architect. This was the tallest building from 1998 to 2004 and later Sears Towers, which was built in the usa, stood the tallest buiding. But, still now Petronas Towers is the tallest Twin Towers building in the world. It consists of 88 floors located in Kuala Lumpur at Malaysia.
The most specific feature of the building is that, it has a sky bridge in the 41st and 42nd floor. This bridge connects between the the two Towers. This bridge weighs 750 tons and is 170m above ground. A maximum of 1700 visitors are allowed to visit the building per day. It is a free pass to travel in the sky bridge.,i.e, there won’t be charging money to travel in the sky bridge. The sky bridge also acts as a safety purpose to shift the people from one tower to another in the case of emergency.
The building operates from 9:00 am to 7:00pm and will be closed on the Monday. The KLCC park is present in the tower, this is the largest shopping mall located in the Malaysia. This tower also consists of a Theaters, Bank and the Malaysia based offices.




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