Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Petronas towers are twin skyscrapers that dot the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Designed by Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, the iconic structure evokes Malaysia’s Islamic culture and heritage of Malaysia and features arabesques, repetitive geometric patterns and an 8-point star formed by intersecting squares.
The towers were constructed using high-strength concrete, with steel and glass facades designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art. Linked on the 41st floor by a bridge, the towers are used for primarily as office spaces and have a base that includes a concert hall, shopping center as well as public parks and plazas.