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March 30, 2012

Photo of the Week: The Petronas Tower’s From Below

The Petrona's Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at nighttime.

Since the first time I saw a picture of them, I’ve thought that the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were exquisite. The unique architecture, the way the lights create intriguing shadows after dark, and the overall imposing height combine together to make them two of the most striking buildings ever designed.

Built in 1998, the Petronas Towers held the record for the world’s tallest building for six years, until Taipei 101 was built in Taiwan. They still remain the tallest set of twin towers ever built, however.

Recently, I had the chance to visit Kuala Lumpur. While it might not be my favorite city I’ve ever visited, it did have its share of interesting sights and fascinating things to see: chief among them, the Petronas Towers.

My wife and I had seen them at a distance during our visit to the city, but we finally headed over to the tower’s on our last evening in Kuala Lumpur. We arrived before dusk so that we could see the buildings during the day and check out the shopping mall inside.

After putzing around for a few hours, dark finally came. As we walked through the tower’s doors, it was like I was stepping into a picture I’d seen a thousand times. Above me the tower’s shown a bright yellow, casting brilliant shadows across the buildings and even illuminating the sky.

It was at this point that I took the first of many pictures of the towers. Over the next few hours, I’d take many more pictures, but there is something about this first one.

I hope you enjoy it.


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