Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) - 452 meters twin towers
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of build
1992 - 1998
With 88 floors 4 floors above ground and 4 floors underground Petronas Towers is the tallest building in the category to the highest element of structural or architectural fins.
In years 1998-2004, the towers were the highest buildings in the world, to this day they are the tallest twin towers in the world.
Both towers have a total of 76 lifts, 29 tier two elevators and 10 escalators are used for transport, besides both towers at heights 41 and 42, i.e. 170 meters high, connected to each other by an external bridge with a length of 58.5 m and weighing 750 tons.
During the construction of towers, up to 7,000 worked. workers at the same time, who used 160,000 m² of concrete, 77 thousand m² of stainless steel, 208 piles 208 m long each covered with a 4.5 m thick reinforced concrete slab.
Buildings have a total of 65 thousand. m² of glass, which gives the number of 32000 windows. In order to wash each tower, you only need about one month for it to be washed.
In the building there are: shops, entertainment rooms, museums, symphony halls, mosque, conference center and car park for 4,500 cars.
The observation deck is located on the 86th floor, which is 360 meters high.
To bring water to every place in the building, it is first pushed to the top, and then drained down to three pumps, placed in succession at 7, 43 and the 81st floor.
Despite the fact that the twin towers were designed by César Pelli, the construction of each was done by two independent companies: Samsung Constructions and Hazama Corporations.
Buildings have some of the deepest foundations in the world, up to 120 meters deep into the earth.
The horizontal cross-section of a single tower resembles an eight-armed star that reflects the Muslim heritage and is an Islamic symbol symbolizing stability, harmony and unity.
The complex was built on a former horse race track.
Official website: http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my