Why was PETRONAS Twin Towers a symbol of modern Malaysia?

The PETRONAS Twin Towers in Malaysia were two of the tallest buildings in the world till 2004. These twin skyscrapers are 452 meters tall, and have 88 storeys.

The construction took three years- from 1995 to 1998. Apart from offices these awesome towers also house a state- of- the-art concert hall-the PETRONAS Philharmonic Orchestra-as well as shopping arcades, restaurants, and a science museum. Special features of the towers include the double Decker sky bridge between the 41st and 42nd floors, and double Decker elevators.

The Twin Towers were built to house the headquarters of PETRONAS, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. The plan for each tower is identical- an 88 storied eight-lobed circular structure, and a pyramid shaped pinnacle, surmounted by a slender steel spire. Malaysia today is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, and the PETRONAS Twin towers are the proud symbols of this growing prosperity.

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