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Petronas Towers
Menara Berkembar Petronas
Record height
Tallest in the world from 1998 to 2004[I]
Preceded by Willis Tower
Surpassed by Taipei 101
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°09′28″N 101°42′42″E / 3.15785°N 101.71165°E / 3.15785; 101.71165Coordinates: 3°09′28″N 101°42′42″E / 3.15785°N 101.71165°E / 3.15785; 101.71165
Groundbreaking 1 January 1992
Construction started 1 March 1993
Completed 1 April 1994
Inaugurated 1 August 1999
Renovated 1 January 1997
Cost US$ 1.6 billion
Height 451.9 m (1,483 ft)[1]
Roof 378.6 m (1,242 ft)
Top floor 375 m (1,230 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 88 (+5 basement floors)[1]
Floor area 395,000 m2 (4,252,000 sq ft)
Elevators 78
Design and construction
Owner KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd
Main contractor Tower 1: Hazama Corporation
Tower 2: Samsung Engineering & Construction and Kukdong Engineering & Construction
City Center: B.L. Harbert International
Architect César Pelli[1]
Developer KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd[1]
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[1]

The Petronas Towers are two very tall skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, but still remain the tallest twin buildings. Each tower has 88 floors and they are connected by a sky-bridge between the 41st and 42nd floors. It is a commercial office building.