A signature structure of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers are a twin set of skyscrapers of Malaysia. The Suria KLCC shopping malls located at the base of the towers remains one of the most popular shopping destinations surrounded by the open green space of KLCC Park.
Here are some architectural facts you might have missed about The Twins:
Once it was the highest skyscraper in the world from 1998-2004. However, it remains the highest twin towers in the world.
shape of its design is based on the five pillars of the Islamic religion.
When viewed from the top of this towering structure, the cross-section of the towers reflects the eight-pointed star symbol of Islamic culture: The Rub el Hizb, a symbol used as a marker for the end of a chapter in Arabic calligraphy.
3. The Strength
Tube in Tube structural design is used to give extra strength to the building with its core reinforced with an outer rigid tube. It is even claimed to be able to withstand a winds up to a speed of 65 miles per hour – about one-third the wind speed of Hurricane Katrina!
4. The Connector
On the 41st and 42nd level, there lies a 192 feet long and weighs a total of 750 tons skybridge, acting as a walkway between both towers. The bridge is designed to slide in and out of both towers, acting as a safety device for patrons to cross over in the event of an emergency in one tower.
Coverage by: Werryson Wijaya
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