Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Number of storeys : 88

  • Height : 452 meters above street level

  • Total built-up area : 341,760 sq.meters ( 3.7 million sq. feet)

  • Design/Architecture : Cesar Pelli & Associates [U.S.] in association with KLCC architects.

  • Location of skybridge: Levels 41 and 42

  • Length of skybridge : 58.4 meters

  • Height of skybridge : 170 metres above street level

  • Vertical transportation : 29 double-deck high speed passenger lifts in each tower

  • Number of escalators : 10 in each tower

  • Stainless steel cladding : 65,000 sq. metres

  • Vision glass : 77,000 sq. metres


Mel from B.U. said...

that's an awesome photo

Pete Bogs said...

is that a pair of skyscrapers, or are you just glad to see me?

seriously, "twin towers" evokes unfortunate events that took place at another set of skyscrapers... beautiful photo, though...

Levin said...

The photo here is of the Petronas Twin Towers as it is officially named, and is currently the second tallest skyscraper in the world (the tallest being Taipei 101).

My sincere apologies to any readers if the term "twin towers" brings back bad memories, as it is not my intention to do so.

Hazim said...

Hey. I live in Malaysia. I've been at the Petronas Twin Towers bridge a few times. It's nice. Kinda refreshing 2 be up there and watch everybody else down below busy with their life. Nice pic.

Levin said...

Nice to hear from you, Hazim. :)

DareDevil said...

nice post :)

funny incidents said...

mind blowing pic... keep up the good work...

Rissa said...

It's an impressive building. Excellent photo.
My regards!

Nate M. Hanson said...

Live in Oregon, USA... But, I've been there as well. Sweet towers, nice pic.

Anonymous said...

Wow i´m surpising that photograph is amazing very well!

I´m not speak encglish but i´ll hope that you understand me
see you
Mary, México.

AP said...

wow....this is huge. Is almost looks like the largest building in the world?

kiraN said...

beautiful pic and wonderful towers.

Levin said...

Frankly I'm not sure if it's the largest, but for sure it's the 2nd tallest in the world. :)

And thanks to everyone for the compliments. Those of you who intend to visit Malaysia for the first time should make an evening appointment with the Petronas Twin Towers. It's worth it. Besides, there's a great shopping mall at the ground level, so you won't be bored.

Dave said...

Wow... you're a good photographer! :)

chouchou said...

thank's for this pic it's very nice



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