Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS



Petronas Twin Tower from KLCC Park
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The Petronas Twin towers in KLCC, Malaysia
The world's tallest twin building - Petronas Twin Towers is the anchor project of Kuala lumpur City Center or KLCC. Standing at 451.9M high, it has a two towers of 88-storey office building. The 1.8bil Ringgit Petronas Twin Towers building was officially opened on August 31, 1999 by Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. The Petronas Twin Towers was designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli. The original design was 421M tall but later reworked to the present height.
Twin Tower and Suria KLCC
There is a 192ft-long (58.4m) double-decker skybridge linking the Petronas Twin Towers at the 41st and 42nd floor (175m above street level). This skybridge linking the two sky lobbies from each tower facilitates the movement flow between the two towers. The Petronas Twin towers also houses a 864-seat acoustic distinction concert hall - the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.
Next to the Petronas Twin Towers is the premier shopping mall of Kuala Lumpur City Center - Suria KLCC. The design of the mall utilizes maximum skylight form the spacious center court for natural lighting, to befit the name Suria KLCC - "Suria" means sunshine. Its huge 6-level crescent shaped shopping mall contains over 200 shops of specialty stores, 3 departmental stores, fashion boutiques, cinemas, a 1200-seat food court on the second floor and a 300-seat local food court and theme restaurants on the fourth floor. At the ground floor of Suria KLCC there are several cafes facing the beautiful KLCC Park
Outside Suria KLCC is the 20-hectare KLCC Park, part of the KLCC project designed by the late Brazilian landscapist Roberto Burle Marx. The KLCC Park includes a Symphony Lake with its 2 playful musical fountains at the esplanade just outside Suria KLCC. A 2-acre kiddie playground with colourful child-safe play equipment, a public wadding pool, patterned footpaths and a soft and well design jogging track. Close to 2000 indigenous trees from 74 species are planted in the KLCC park with about 40 trees preserved and replanted from the former Selangor Turf Club.
Panorama view of Suria KLCC and KLCC Park
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The KLCC project currently include the Petronas Twin Towers, the 1.5 million sq. feet Suria KLCC shopping mall, a 20-hectare KLCC Park, Menara Maxis Tower, Menara Esso, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and a 6000 capacity Surau.
Panorama view of KL from KLCC PARK

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