The Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world up until 2004. They sit as an iconic, recognisable landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Designed by Argentine architect César Pelli, they were constructed in postmodern architectural style.
With 88 floors in each tower, the glass and steel façade also showcases common motifs which can be found within Islamic art, it was constructed in this way to reflect the Muslim religion of the country of Malaysia.
The Tallest Towers
Although the Petronas Towers were the world’s tallest at one point. The Sears or Willis Tower as it is now known, was constructed with 110 floors in total which made for 22 more than the Petronas. These twin pinnacles still hold the record for being the tallest twin towers in the world today.
In addition to the many office buildings and the KLCC park below which spans a huge 17 acre site, there is an upmarket shopping centre (one of the largest in Malaysia) on the lower floors, a theatre, the famous science centre, an aquarium and an art gallery. Visitors can also walk the incredible sky bridge which connects the two towers, offering some of the best views of the city.