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Petronas Towers in Malaysia

Malaysia Towers or Petronas Towers known as the (Twin Towers) are the twin skyscrapers located in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and these towers are considered one of the tallest buildings in the world according to the classification of the Buildings Council in the period from 1998 AD to 2004 AD, and they are still until Today it is one of the tallest constellations in the world.

Information about the Petronas Twin Towers

The history of the construction of the two towers

  • The Argentine architect (Cesar Pele) designed the Petronas Towers, choosing a postmodern style to create the symbol of the 21st century for the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
  • The planning for the construction of the two towers began on January 1, 1992. It was a delicate design that resists wind and structural loads. The construction work continued for seven years, which was in the previous site of the Selangor Norf Club.
  • Construction work started on March 1, 1993 AD, where 98 feet (30 meters) were drilled under the surface of the earth, and the top construction of the towers began on April 1, 1994 AD.
  • The internal maintenance work with the furniture for the two towers was completed on January 1, 1996, and on September 1, 1999, the building was officially opened by the Malaysian Prime Minister (Dr. Mahathir Bin Muhammad), and the building is located on the Kuala Lumpur Race Track website, and after it was conducted Tests on the building found many foci that saw that the site of the original building is located on the edge of a cliff, as half of the site has decomposed being limestone, and the other half is made of soft rocks, and for this the entire site was moved at a distance of 61 meters (200 feet) ) To allow the building to fully rest on soft rocks, and as a result The depth of the base, the building has been built on the foundations of the deepest in the world.
  • The 88-storey building was constructed of reinforced concrete with a steel and glass façade, and its decoration similar to Islamic decoration was designed as a kind of reflection of Islamic religion in Malaysia, where the influence of Islamic art in the design of the building appeared.

Notable events during the construction of the two towers

  • On the 15th of April 1999 AD (Felix Baumgartner) set the world record by jumping from the window cleaning crane on Petronas Towers.
  • On September 12, 2001, thousands of people were evacuated from the building after the September 11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City, and everyone was allowed to return after three hours of evacuation.
  • The evening of the fourth of November 2005 AD A fire broke out in the cinema complex of the (Syria Classic) commercial center located below the building, which caused panic in the place, and there were no reports of injuries because the building was almost empty at that time because of the late time, except for the Center of Syria The commercial classic was packed with cinema diners and restaurants there.
  • On the first day of September 2009, a French climber, Alain Robert, nicknamed the Spider-Man, climbed the building using only his bare hands and feet, and without any devices to ensure his safety in his third attempt to climb the building, where he completed the climbing process in less than two hours and was arrested after that, and it was His first attempt to climb in March 1997, when he was arrested upon his arrival at the 60th floor, and his second attempt was also in March 2007 AD, and he was arrested on the same floor.

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