Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photo of the Week - Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Once the tallest building in the world (since surpassed by a Taiwanese building), Petronas Twin Towers dominates the Malaysian capital's skyline. Most striking is the skybridge which connects the two towers about halfway up and which can be accessed for free (requires a ticket). I think the skybridge and the mirrored twins are what makes this building a truly striking sight. Interestingly, the lifts are double height, servicing two consecutive floors at the same time.

5 comments:

Tom Dooley said...

Interesting info and nice photo.

GMG said...

Hi Mark! Sorry for the absence! It has been hard to get some free time... ;)
Great picture. I wonder how would be the Dubai tower, the tallest already, and not yet finished... some 800 metres high... ;)
The Equator post is amazing; I've apicture at the Kenyan one... ;))

Now, «The Masterpiece» waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter. You shouldn’t miss it, believe me... ;). Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Mark H said...

@tom: Thank you for visiting.

@gmg: Thank you.

*lynne* said...

Nice write-up :)

you forgot to add: even the skybridge has two levels!

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

Their imaginative design ensures that the Towers will always be a big draw. Great photo and commentary, Mark.

 
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