Þetronas 1w|n 1owers

1he ÞeLronas 1wln 1owers were deslgned by ArgenLlne archlLecL Cesar Þelllţ who also
deslgned new ?orkƌs World llnanclal CenLer and Londonƌs Canary WharfŦ 1he Lowers
are 88 sLoreys hlghţ and consLrucLed of relnforced concreLe holdlng a sLeel and glass
façade wlLh moLlfs derlved from lslamlc arLŦ 1he land on whlch Lhey sLand was Lhe
former Selangor 1urf ClubŦ uue Lo Lhe depL of Lhe bedrock where Lhe bulldlngs were
locaLedţ Lhe 1wln 1owers were bullL on Lhe worldƌs deepesL foundaLlon golng down
120 meLersŦ

1wo dlfferenL consLrucLlon companles were hlred Lo bulld each Lowerţ and Lhey
compeLed Lo compleLe Lhe LowersŦ LvenLually Lhe bullders of 1ower 2ţ Samsung
ConsLrucLlonsţ won Lhe raceţ alLhough Lhey sLarLed consLrucLlon a monLh behlnd
1ower 1ţ bullL by Pazama CorporaLlonţ and even Lhough 1ower 2 ran lnLo problems
when Lhe sLrucLure was found Lo be 23 mllllmeLers off from verLlcalŦ

uue Lo a lack of sLeel and Lhe huge cosL of lmporLlng sLeel Lo Malayslaţ Lhe ÞeLronas
1wln 1owers were consLrucLed uslng Lhe cheaper super hlgh sLrengLh relnforced
concreLeŦ 1he resulL of uslng hlghŴsLrengLh concreLe ls LhaL Lhe Lowers were beLLer
able Lo wlLhsLand swayŦ 1he concreLe cores were 23 meLers by 23 meLersŦ 1he
supporL provlded by Lhe core and Lhe ouLer super columns allows Lhe Lower Lo sLand
Lall and yeL provlde 1300 Lo 2000 sq meLers of columnŴfree space on each floorŦ

When compleLed ln 1998ţ Lhe ÞeLronas 1wln 1owers were Lhe LallesL bulldlngs ln Lhe
worldŦ 1he exLerlor ls clad wlLh 33ţ000 pleces of sLalnless sLeel and 33ţ000 lamlnaLed
glass panelsŦ Lach Lower ls served by 29 double decker hlgh speed llfLsţ 6 heavy duLy
servlce llfLs and 4 execuLlve llfLsŦ

A doubleŴdecked skybrldge llnks Lhe Lwo Lowers on Lhe 41sL and 42nd levelsţ 170
meLres above sLreeL levelŦ Spannlng 38Ŧ4 meLresţ Lhe brldge welghs 730 Lonnes and
was fabrlcaLed ln korea by SamsungŦ 800 vlslLors are allowed Lo Lour Lhe skybrldge
every dayţ free of chargeŦ vlslLaLlon LlckeLs are glven ouL on a flrsLŴcomeţ flrsLŴserved
baslsŦ

8elow Lhe Lwln Lowers ls Surla kLCCţ an upmarkeL shopplng mallţ and uewan
lllharmonlk ÞeLronasţ Lhe home of Lhe Malayslan Þhllharmonlc CrchesLraŦ



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tan Abd amad 8|d|ng


SlLuaLed aL cenLre of !alan 8a[aţ unlque MoorlshŴsLyle deslgnţ Lhls bulldlngţ whlch
deslgned by 8rlLlsh archlLecL AŦC normanţ was compleLed ln 1897Ŧ lLs archlLecL added
an lslamlc Louch LhaL sulLably reflecLs Lhe culLural background of Malaysla Lo Lhe
mosLly 8enalssance deslgnŦ 1he SulLan Abdul Samad 8ulldlng was also Lhe forerunner
ln esLabllshlng Lhe naLlon's Moghal deslgn sLyleŦ
1he bulldlng once served as Lhe admlnlsLraLlve offlces for Lhe governmenL durlng Lhe
8rlLlsh admlnlsLraLlonţ buL now lL ls home Lo Lhe Supreme and Plgh CourLsŦ lL also
houses Lhe 1exLlle MuseumŦ
1hls ls Lhe mosL phoLographed bulldlng ln Lhe clLyţ wlLh a 40 meLer clock Lower
affecLlonaLely dubbed º8lg 8en"ţ Lopped wlLh a golden dome and flanked on boLh
sldes by Lwo domed LowersŦ 1he clock Lower ls slgnlflcanL Lo many ma[or evenLsŤ
from Lhe lowerlng of Lhe unlon !ack aL Lhe sLroke of mldnlghL when Malaysla (Lhen
Malaya) galned lndependence Lo Lhe numerous new ?ear eve celebraLlonsŦ
uurlng sLaLe occaslonsţ coloured llghLs Lwlnkle ln Lhe archesţ maklng lL looks llke a
scene from an Arablan nlghLs' LaleŦ 1he secLlon of !alan 8a[a ls closed ln order for Lhe
people Lo en[oy Lhe nlghL scenery of Lhe areaŦ

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Þtra[aya Internat|ona Convent|on Centre


ÞuLra[aya ConvenLlon CenLre ls a mammoLh convenLlon hall locaLed ln ÞuLra[ayaţ Lhe
admlnlsLraLlve caplLal of MalayslaŦ Coverlng an area of 31 acres aL 60 meLers above
sea levelţ Lhe ÞuLra[aya ConvenLlon CenLre ls slLuaLed on Lop of a commandlng hlll ln
ÞreclncL 3ţ Lhe SporLs and 8ecreaLlonal ÞreclncLŦ 1he largesL meeLlng hall ls Lhe
Þlenary Pall aL 4ţ302 square meLers and wlLh a capaclLy of seaLlng 3ţ000 peopleŦ 1he
8anqueL Pall ls 4ţ347 square meLers and can accommodaLe a maxlmum of 4ţ300 pax
cockLall sLyle and 2ţ000 pax banqueL sLyleŦ 1he Pead of SLaLes Pall ls 318 square
meLers and can seaL 184 LheaLre sLyleŦ 1here are abouL 1ţ200 parklng bays provldedŦ


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,|n|stry of I|nance ] Iedera 1reasry


MlnlsLry of llnance 8ulldlngţ also called Lhe Mol 8ulldlngţ ls a 12ŴsLorey bulldlng ln
ÞreclncL 2 of ÞuLra[ayaŦ lL houses Lhe many deparLmenLs LhaL make up Lhe MlnlsLry of
llnance lncludlng 8oyal CusLoms and Lxclse ueparLmenLţ ueparLmenL of valuaLlon
and ÞroperLy Servlcesţ ueparLmenL of Lhe naLlonal AccounLanL of Malayslaţ lnland
8evenue 8oardţ SecurlLles Commlsslon and 8ank negara Malayslaţ Lhe naLlonal 8ank
of MalayslaŦ 1he bulldlng was compleLed ln AugusL 2002Ŧ

ln addlLlon Lo Lhe deparLmenLs menLlonedţ Lhe MlnlsLry of llnance 8ulldlng also has a
LheaLreţ a ¾fţ a llbraryţ an audlLorlumţ a mulLlpurpose hall and a roof Lop mlnl
gardenŦ lLs fronL façade lncludes a landmark semlŴclrcle deslgn ln fronL of uaLaran
WawasanŦ



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Þtra ,osqe


ÞuLra Mosque ls Lhe blggesL mosque ln ÞuLra[ayaţ and one of lLs mosL promlnenL
landmarksŦ SlLLlng as lf afloaL on ÞuLra[aya Lakeţ ÞuLra Mosque conslsLs of Lhree maln
funcLlonal areas Ŵ Lhe prayer hallţ Lhe ƍSahnƍ or courLyardţ learnlng faclllLles and
funcLlon roomsŦ 1he prayer hall ls supporLed by 12 columnsţ wlLh Lhe hlghesL polnL
below Lhe dome belng 230 feeL above ground levelŦ 1he ƍSahnƍ ls landscaped wlLh
decoraLlve waLer feaLures and bordered by colonnadesŦ 1he mlnareL ls 116m Lall Ŵ Lhe
LallesL ln Lhe reglonŦ

ÞuLra Mosque ls capable of accommodaLlng 13ţ000 worshlppers aL any one Llme also
housesŦ 1he mosque ls modeled afLer Þerslan lslamlc archlLecLure of Lhe Safavld
perlod wlLh several elemenLs derlved from oLher Musllm culLuresŦ As wlLh all
mosquesţ Lhe ÞuLra Mosque faces klblaLţ Lhe dlrecLlon of MeccaŦ 1he maln enLrance
ls paLLerned afLer gaLes Lo publlc bulldlngs ln Musllm ÞerslaŦ 1he bulldlng was
consLrucLed malnly wlLh roseŴLlnLed granlLeţ offseL by brownŴsLalned cengal
woodwork Lo enhance Lhe decoraLlve feaLures on Lhe doorsţ wlndows and panelsŦ



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