in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the Petronas Towers are 1483ft tall (including spires)
and 88 stories, they were completed in 1998 at a cost of $1.6 billion. Designed
by Architect Cesar Pelli, the twin towers are the headquarters for the national
petroleum company of Malaysia, and have a total built up area of 3.7 millions
square feet. Because of their size, the construction contract for each of the
towers was awarded to a different contractor who then competed to build their
tower the fastest. On their completion the towers had an immediate impact, placing
Kuala Lumpur on the map of world financial centers.