Sunday, 23 August 2015

Picture post part (9) Iconic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by David Keegan

Iconic Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers

The towers must stand as the highlight of any visit to Kuala Lumpur.
Opened for use as offices Jan 1997 Officially opened 31 Aug 1999

The towers standing at 88 floors is the Iconic heart of KL Malaysia. There is a sky bridge joining the 2 tower pitched at the 41st floor. It is 58.4m long and the destination for most tourist visitors. Dramatic in the daytime the towers take on almost fairy-tale like and magical aura when light up against the night sky. Each pinnacle features a spire with 23 segments, and a ring ball comprised of 14 rings of varying diameters. The towers themselves top out at an impressive height of 451.9 meters. Although based on Islamic design the towers viewed from certain angles are reminiscent of a Sci-fi movie set, Wow!

Suria KL shopping centre

 An imposing six-storey building at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers 

The Kuala Lumpur Tower

Completed on 1 March 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 meters (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 meters (1,099 feet). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.

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1 comment:

  1. There is also an exposed viewing platform at the top - not for the fainthearted but I'm sure the view is spectacular! 😉

    Oliver x