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Petronas Towers
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Height: Occupied
375 m / 1,230 ft
 
Height: To Tip
451.9 m / 1,483 ft
Height: Architectural
451.9 m / 1,483 ft
 
Petronas Twin Tower 1 Outline
Tallest Building:
Petronas Twin Tower 1

Floors Above Ground
88
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
39
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
197,500 m² / 2,125,872 ft²

Facts & Figures

Official Name Petronas Towers
Status Completed
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Complex Function office
# of Parking Spaces 250

Map of Buildings in Complex

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Buildings in Complex

  Completed   Architecturally Topped Out   Structurally Topped Out   Under Construction   On Hold   Never Completed   Proposed   Vision   Demolished
ID #   Status Building Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Completed Material Use
149 1   COM Petronas Twin Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur (MY) 451.9 1,483 88 1998 composite office
150 1   COM Petronas Twin Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur (MY) 451.9 1,483 88 1998 composite office
700 3   COM Petronas Tower 3 Kuala Lumpur (MY) 267 876 60 2012 concrete office

CTBUH Initiatives

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper

CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
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For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
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Height: The History of Measuring Tall Buildings
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This article describes some of the events which took place in the Council's long, and sometimes complex, history of measuring tall buildings.
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
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CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.

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Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series: How High Can We Go?
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CTBUH Video Interview – Hashimah Hashim
18 Oct 2016 – Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad

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