Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC
Petronas Twin Towers, a famous landmark for Malaysia, having made the country more recognized on a world scale, is part of the KLCC development by KLCC Holdings. Designed by world renowned architects at Cesar Pelli and Associates, the two tower skyscraper boasts a height of 1483 feet (452 meters), and 88 floors. It has a 14,000 – 22,000 - square feet of column free space / floor.
The structure of Petronas Twin Towers has a curtain wall of glass and steel to diffuse the intense equatorial light. It engages a double-decker elevator system to accommodate the thousands of employees housed within it, with a sky lobby point situated at the 41st floor. The whole Kuala Lumpur City Center project was built on the former Selangor Turf Club.
Petronas Twin Towers has a mixed base comprising of a concert hall (the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas), a shopping complex (Suria KLCC), a skybridge that connects the two towers (on the 41st and 42ndfloor), and almost 70 acres of parks and plazas. Also included in the Kuala Lumpur City Center is the Maxis Tower, Esso Tower, KLCC park and the Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Petronas Twin Towers is one address that everyone will know, even without knowing the actual address. Having been a famous landmark for Malaysians ever since its launch in 1999, it has become synonymous with the "Malaysia Boleh" motto. It is part of the Kuala Lumpur City Center, famous for being the city within a city.
This area is notorious for its traffic congestion and density of population, being smack dab in the middle of the city. Traffic jams occur for most of the day, owing to the fact that there are a lot of key commercial facilities within the area. Those with offices here in the country’s most famous structure have to bear with the fact that there are always 2 sides to a coin. The Good: High traffic area, prestigious address. The Bad: Horrendous traffic congestion.