Petronas Twin Towers
Bridge, Building, Shop
These twin skyscrapers were the tallest buildings in the world for the period between 1998 and 2004, and remain the world’s tallest twin towers to this day. The Petronas Towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and are designed to reflect the country’s dominant Islamic culture. Rub el Hizb, an important symbol in Islamic cultures, which is characterized by two overlapping squares with a circle inscribed in the center, constitutes the basic structure of the building. There is also a sky bridge built to connect the towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. The towers are open to visitors, have a little display telling the history and the meaning behind the towers’ design and a gift shop. Moreover, they offer wonderful views of Kuala Lumpur from the aforementioned sky bridge – perhaps not for the faint hearted though!