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Official Name Petronas Tower 2
Complex Name Petronas Towers
Former / Other Name Tower 2, Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Type building
Status Completed
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Street Address Jalan Ampang (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Start of Construction 1992
Completion 1998
Global Ranking #6 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #4 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
National Ranking #1 tallest in Malaysia
City Ranking #1 tallest in Kuala Lumpur
Official Website Petronas Twin Towers
Height: Architectural 451.9 meter / 1483 feet
Height: Occupied 375.0 meter / 1230 feet
Height: To Tip 451.9 meter / 1483 feet
Height: Observatory 370.0 meter / 1214 feet
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
Companies Involved
Developer KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
Architect Cesar Pelli & Associates
Structural Engineers Thornton Tomasetti; Ranhill Bersekutu
MEP Engineer WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractors Kukdong Engineering & Construction; Samsung C&T Corporation; Syarikat Jasatera Sdn. Bhd.
Other Consultant RWDI
Material Suppliers
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
Skyscraper: View from the Outside, on High
A.Robert, CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design
C.N. Baker (AECOM), T.A. Kiefer (AECOM), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
A.Tamboli (Thornton Tomasetti), L.Joseph, U.Vadnere, X. Xu (Thornton Tomasetti), CTBUH Dubai Congress

Technical Papers
Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress
R. Bukowski (Rolf Jensen & Associates), CTBUH Journal
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design
C. N. Baker (STS Consultants), T. A. Kiefer (STS Consultants), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
A. Tamboli (Thornton-Tomasetti Group), L. Joseph (Thornton-Tomasetti Group), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Review of Evacuation Procedures for Petronas Twin Towers
A. Ariff (KLCC Projeks Bhd.), CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur Conference
Life Safety System Design for the Petronas Twin Towers
J. Ng (Cesar Pelli & Associates), CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur Conference

News Articles
LEGOLAND Malaysia Opens
CTBUH Global News, 2012-09
AD Classics: Petronas Towers / Cesar Pelli
ArchDaily, 2011-01
Why Does Alain Robert Climb the World's Tallest Buildings?
The Independent, 2009-09

  • Tallest twin-tower buildings in the world.
  • Shared world's tallest building title with Petronas Tower 1; 1998 - 2004.