The Petronas towers is one of the most famous architectural structures in the world. It is located in the center of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The Petronas towers or the Petronas Twin towers, as it is known, is the tallest of the twin towers in the world. The total height of the twin tower from the ground to the apes is about 378.6m. This is just the structure alone. Along with the antennas height, the tower will be as high as 451.9 meters.
The building was completed in the year 1998, and the cost of construction of the building was about 1.6 billion dollars. There are about 88 floors in the building and there are 78 elevators in the building that are used each day by millions of people who work in many of the offices in the tower.
The people who were instrumental in designing the tower were Cesar Pelli and Djay Cerico. They were able to understand the needs of the persons who sponsored the building. They were required to produce the tallest structure in the world and they were able to give it to the world!
Petroliam Nasional Bhd is a company that keeps offices in one of the towers. This company is also known as Petronas and this is the reason for the tower being named thus. In fact, the tower also has many of the subsidiary companies of the main company. The other tower also has several offices of some world famous companies in it. This has made the towers very famous.
A skybridge connects each of these towers together. The bridge is not fixed to the towers and has a provision to be able to slide into the towers in case of severe adverse weather conditions. The foot of the towers has a beautiful garden that has a fountain and also a playground for kids.