Petronas Twin Towers is know as Menara Berkembar Petronas in malay, our National Language. Many regard it as the new Malaysian icon and a symbol of our great leap forward.
This 88 storey towers were designed by Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli and completed in 1998. It took 7 years to build this structure. Upon completion, they were the tallest building in the world until 2004 after being overtaken by Taipei 101.
According to information provide on Petronas Twin Towers official website:
1. Petronas Twin Towers is an integral part of the KLCC development. KLCC is a city-within-a-city, a 103-acre cultivated urban environment of commercial, retail and recreational facilities that includes the 50-acre KLCC park.
2. Pelli was honoured at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2004, in New Delhi India, for producing a building concept that successfully addresses the needs and hopes of Islamic societies.
"For the PETRONAS Twin Towers, I tried to express the essences of the country. The building is rooted in tradition, but it is mostly about Malaysia's aspiration and ambition,"
Petronas is an acronym for Petroliam Nasional Bhd, is Malaysia's national petroleum corporation established on 17 August 1974. It is a Fortune 500 Corporation engaged in oil and gas industry with business in 35 countries.
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