A visit to the Petronas Towers

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A closeup of the towers with other buildings in the background
The signature feature of Kuala Lumpur's skyline is the Petronas Towers.  Designed by the world famous architect Cesar Pelli, the towers are the second tallest buildings in the world, (after the Taipei 101).  On my short trip to KL, I figured the towers would be the ideal photographic subject.   I know, everyone who comes here is taking pictures of the towers, but I am not that original yet, and I don't have much time, so I decided to stick with the tried and true.

The footprint of the Petronas towers are in the design of a classical Islamic geometric designed, and provide a striking patterning that makes them quite visually interesting.  Amazingly, they are constructed of concrete, not the steel Beams typical of skyscraper construction.  One of the most distinctive features of the towers is a large sky bridge that connects the two towers half way up the sides of the buildings, seemingly suspended in space.

The sky didn't really cooperate, but the towers are magnificent at night, like crystals growing out of the earth.  There is a nice park in back of the towers, with nice ponds, and a running trail that winds through the trees.  I spent quite a bit of time wandering the park and finding different views of the towers.

Here are the photos I ended up with.  I hope you enjoy!
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A closeup of the towers with other…
A closeup of the towers with othe…
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Buddhist Monks at the base of the…
I love those patterns!  This is th…
I love those patterns! This is t…
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Ever wonder how they clean the wi…
A hotel near the towers.  I liked …
A hotel near the towers. I liked…
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It's tough to take a self portrai…
My best pic of the towers.
My best pic of the towers.
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