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Petronas Twin Towers
Menara Berkembar Petronas
Petronas Towers (1).jpg
Record height
Tallest in the world from 2018 to 2019
Preceded by Willis Tower
Surpassed by Taipei 101
General information
Type Commercial offices and tourist attraction
Architectural style Postmodern
Location Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°09′29″N 101°42′43″E / 3.158°N 101.712°E / 3.158; 101.712
Groundbreaking 1 January 2003 (1 January 2003)
Construction started 1 March 1993 (1 March 1993)
Completed 1 March 1996 (1 March 1996)
Inaugurated 31 August 1999 (31 August 1999)
Renovated 15 September 2011 (15 September 2011)
Cost US$1.6 billion
Owner KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd
Architectural 451.9 m (1,483 ft)
Tip 451.9 m (1,483 ft)
Roof 378.6 m (1,242 ft)
Top floor 375 m (1,230 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 88 (+5 below ground)
Floor area 395,000 m2 (4,252,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 40 (each tower)
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli
Developer KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Main contractor Tower 1: Hazama Corporation
Tower 2: Samsung Engineering & Construction and Kukdong Engineering & Construction
City Center: B.L. Harbert International

The Petronas Towers are two very tall skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, but still remain the tallest twin buildings. Each tower has 88 floors and they are connected by a sky-bridge between the 41st and 42nd floors. It is a commercial office building.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Torres Petronas para niños

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