24 August 2012

Kuala Lumpur twin towers: the world's tallest twin towers

I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week and had a chance to visit and photograph the Petronas Towers.  At 1,483 feet tall, they were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, and they remain the world's tallest twin buildings ever built.

Photo taken from the front entrance area of the Petronas Towers
Taken from inside the "skybridge" on the 42nd floor.  It's a double-decker skybridge, with the 41st floor being for tourists while the  42nd floor is reserved for tenants and their guests.  At 558 feet, it is the highest 2-story bridge in the world.  Per wikipedia, the bridge is not attached to the main structures, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking, as the towers sway several feet in towards and away from each other during high winds!
The towers at night-time, taken from the rooftop bar at the Trader's Hotel.  A bit of trivia: Some may recognize  these towers from the 1999 film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.