KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers
As part of Tun Mahathir’s policies to drive Malaysia towards Modernization, he encouraged mega projects like the Petronas Twin Towers skyscrapers that have become a prominent landmark in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
As the headquarters of the national oil company, Petronas, the 88-floor towers feature an avant-garde design, by master architect Cesar Pelli, to symbolise the country’s ambitions and aspirations.
Work began on the towers in 1993 and the towers were completed in June 1996. The towers were ranked as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain as the tallest twin towers in the world.
Tun Mahathir even had an office on the 86th floor of one of the towers until his removal from Petronas earlier this year.
To this day the Twin Towers remain an iconic landmark in KL and is synonymous with Malaysia. It also remains one of the most visited tourist attraction in KL.