History Behind Petrona Towers

Petrona Towers stands silently at the edge of a promenade in the edge of the Bukit Timah reservoir. They are known to contain some of the highest elevations in all of Malaysia and outside. Constructed in 1998, they have been designed by notable architects Eero Aarnio and Takeshita Shimotto. The Petrona Towers is also home to many shopping complexes.

The Petrona Towers is your Petrona Twin Towers, or Petrona Towers because it’s more commonly known, are double skybridges in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As defined by the Kuala Lumpur Convention and Promotion Authority (KLCCA), Petrona is an abbreviation for the term:”The Skybridge in Petrona”. According to the official reference and ranking of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTUBD) it had been the tallest buildings in all Malaysia and beyond from 1998 to 2021 when then surpassed by Taipei 101. The skybridge is seven stories high, home two hotels and an global conference centre. In fact, The Petrona Towers were constructed to accommodate the essential capacity of more than 1000 individuals.

Petrona Towers was constructed in a style very much like that of the Chrysler building in New York. Despite its similarity to these buildings, the Petrona Tower has gone through changes and alterations to make sure its sustainability and practicality in a fast changing Kuala Lumpur real estate scenario. As of date, the Petrona Towers is under construction and renovation, with the chief goal of relieving traffic congestion around the skybridge. No major structural changes are planned for the Petrona Towers at this time.