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Petronas Towers-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Petronas-Towers

Building: Petronas Towers

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Completion Date August 28, 1999

Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates

Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti

Contractor: Mayjus and SKJ Joint Ventures

Systems Design: WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc.

AE Interest: Height: 1,483 ft (452 meters), high-strength concrete twice as effective as steel in sway reduction, 75-by-75-foot concrete cores and an outer ring of widely-spaced super columns, 14,000 to 22,000 square feet of column-free office space per floor, curtain wall of glass and stainless steel sun shades to diffuse the intense equatorial light

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

November 12, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Posted in Built

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