Well, a very unusual skyscraper – Petronas
Skyscraper Petronas is located in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. This building, the height of 451.9 meters with a total of 88 floors. In order to construct such a building, it was necessary to create the project, which was attended by even the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for him.
It is the Prime Minister gave advice that the building was in the Islamic style. Because, today, the building looks like two eight-pointed stars. And in order that the building was stable, semi-circular projections were added. Construction of a skyscraper went 6 years, from 1992 to 1996. To construction proceeded rapidly, the two parts of the building has built two different companies. At this point, it is in this building, the largest concrete foundation since the building was built on soft ground.
Building Petronas is distinguished not only by the fact that it is a huge, but also on the structure itself. Floor area that are inside it, constitute 213,750 square meters. To be precise, it is 48 football fields. The building occupies 40 acres in the city, which in itself is quite a lot. The building is not only the meeting rooms, but also a large number of offices and even art galleries.
In order to construct such a building, the customer needed 800 million dollars. Especially for this building it was made flexible concrete that is still produced only in Malaysia. The skyscraper can be accessed only at a certain time, that is, on weekdays from 9 am to 17 pm. Independent tourists and local residents will not be allowed. In order to get to the 86 floor, there is a special lift with a unique design. That is one of their stops on even floors, not even in the second.
All necessary safety measures are also provided, because if there are unforeseen situations, Petronas Towers can resist. So before you visit the skyscraper, you will need to know the day and pre-buy a ticket. Since it is worth remembering that the visit is limited.