Project Information

Location
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Size
395,000sqm
Product
Lysaght Bondek® II

 

Soaring at a height of 451.9 metres into the atmosphere, with total build up area of 395,000 sq.m, the Petronas Twin Towers have redefined forever the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Majestic at day and dazzling at night, the design symbolises Malaysia culture and advancement on the world stage. This is shown by a blend of local art and cutting edge innovation. The interior motifs are a reflection of local handicrafts and weaving pattersn, while stainless steel and glass combine beautifully as Islamic patterns.

Inspired by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for Malaysia to be a global player. The icon successfully capture the nation’s ambitions and aspiration, as cited by Cesar Pelli, the master architect  of the Petronas Twin Towers, “these are not nolstalgic forms of a Malaysian past… they are forward looking towers tat describe a great industrial, powerful and intelligent future for malaysia”. 

Built on the former Selangor Race Track, the 88 storeys twin towers are joint “at the waist” by a two level, 58.4metres long skybridge, at the height of 170m from ground level, itself a feat of engineering excellence designed to withstand typhoon strength winds.

The planning started in 1992. The constructionof the superstructure commenced in 1994 after rigorous tests and simulations of wnd and structrural loads on the design, and was completed in 2 years. New levels were completed at every 12 days. At the height of constructuon, it was reduced to every fourdays, thanks in part to almost 4,000 tonnes of Lysaght Bondek Structural Steel decking, integral to the composite floor slaps in both towers and to the topping out ceremony just two years into the construcion.

The Twin Tower was officiated by YAB Tun Dr Matahir Mohamad on 31st August 1999.