Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Petronas Twin Towers
"Glowing radiantly in the twilight sky, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is a shining symbol of Malaysia's national capital."
They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 until 2004 when the Taipei 101 overtook them. That in its turn has been overtaken by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. I suppose these ever taller buildings are forms of status symbols but I do wonder why.
Nevertheless, the Petronas Towers and their reflections do make for a superb postcard. An interesting piece of trivia: when I looked up some details, I was very surprised to learn that the individual towers were built by different firms. Nor did I know that Petronas is short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian gas and oil company wholly owned by the government of Malaysia.
Posted by Sheila @ A Postcard a Day at 16.11.11