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The design of the 88-storey PETRONAS Twin Towers, created by renowned architect, Cesar Pelli & Associates of the USA was selected through an international design competition held in 1991.

The floor plate of the Towers is based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage. It is composed of two rotated and super imposed squares with small circular infill around the edges. The exterior of the PETRONAS Twin Towers is organised in horizontal ribbons of vision glass and stainless steel which glint and shimmer in the sun. The design of the buildings also incorporates set-back at level 60, 73, 82, 84 and 88. Attached to each Tower is the 44-storey side tower or annexe, which provides an architectural balance to the slender profile of the main Tower.

A 58.4 metre sky bridge at levels 41 and 42 links the Twin Towers. The unique double-deck sky bridge stands 170 metres above street level with its arch support forming a symbolic gateway to the city centre.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 8:38
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