Claim to fame
: tallest buildings in the world, and featured in Entrapment
, the movie starring Sean Connery
& Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Petronas Twin Towers are in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Completed in 1996, they stand at a height of 452 m. I am told that they are now not the world's tallest buildings, but hey! - that was a pretty impressive achievement.
The design is clearly influenced by the Islamic geometric shapes - each floor plan forms an eight pointed star. The towers are joined by a double-decked Skybridge at levels 41 and 42 aka Sky Lobby. The view from here, I am told, is pretty good.
Following on from the Islamic theme, there is a 6-level crescent shaped shopping mall at the base of the towers, Suria KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). Very modern, very fashionable and definitely upmarket shopping. There is also a philharmonic concert hall nestled between the two towers at the podium level.