Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – Petronas Twin Towers

– JULY 08, 2015

The Petronas Twin Towers are an architectural marvel of the modern world.  They are twin skyscrapers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  These were the official tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, but they do remain the tallest twin towers in the world.  They are an official landmark of the Kuala Lumpur landscape.

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers from a distance.

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

The towers feature a double decker skybridge which connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest two storey bridge in the world.  It is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking (since the towers actually sway several feet each direction during high winds).  The bridge is 170m above the ground, 58m long and weighs 750 tons.  This skybridge provides an amazing viewing of the surrounding landscape.

Tickets are sold to tourists to visit this skybridge, but they restrict it to only 1,000 people per day on a first come-first served basis.  It was free until 2010, but now the Petronas crew sells tickets.  The viewing is only on the 41st floor, as the 42nd floor is used by the tenants of the building.

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 floor link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 floor link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers

At night time they light up the exterior and it becomes a glowing jewel in the cityscape.

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers at night

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The Petronas Twin Towers

God is in the details…when you solve the details then the larger picture can come together.

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers 41/42 storey link bridge

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers city view

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The Petronas Twin Towers top view

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor selfie

 

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers model

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers top floor observation area

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The Petronas Twin Towers height comparison chart

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The Petronas Twin Towers main floor entrance drop-off and rotating sculpture

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The Petronas Twin Towers main floor entrance drop-off and rotating sculpture

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The Petronas Twin Towers mall ceiling and elevator

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The Petronas Twin Towers mall ceiling and elevator

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The Petronas Twin Towers mall traditional musical performers

This was a special site with a true wonder of the world.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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