Petronas Twin Towers

By:Sarah

Know Anything About The Petronas Twin Towers?

Well... Petronas Twin Towers is in Malaysia and was designed by Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli. The plan for each twin tower was to be identical: an eight-lobed circular structure that contains 88 stories of occupiable space and a pyramid-shape pinnacle surmounted by stainless steel and glass.Both rise up to 1,483 feet (451.9 metres), which includes 242 feet (73.6) for pinnacle.Each building is supported by 16 large columns around it's perimeter. It took 6 years to build the Petronas Twin Towers.. Petronas twin towers costed $1,600,000,000 to build. 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.


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Veiw on the sky bridge!


This structure also has a skybridge on the 41st and 42nd level.The sky bridge is 170 meters above ground and weighs 750 tonnes. It's 57 metres accross. Without the sky bridge the Petornas Twin Towers would fall over if there was heavy wind.

I Wonder Why?

The Petronas Twin Towers design was also inspired by the country's cultural heritage, incorporating contemporary Malaysian motifs adapted from traditional handicrafts such as songket and timber carvings. The overall character of the building is high-tech and international but distinctively Malaysian.