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The Worlds Tallest Twin Tower

The World's Tallest Twin Tower

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is a night shot of the tallest twin tower in the world - Petronas Twin Tower. In addition, they lay claim to being the world's tallest high rise of the 20th century. The foundation under each tower is a 4.5 meter thick, 32,500 tonne raft containing 13,200 m³ of grade 60 concrete, supported by 104 barrette piles driven into the soft rock. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion. They were built on the site of Kuala Lumpur's race track. Because of the depth of the bedrock, the buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 120-meter foundations were built by Bachy Soletanche, and required massive amounts of concrete.

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Rick Bricker05-Apr-2013 05:37
Outstanding POV....super shot! V
Mike McCormack04-Nov-2008 22:04
Aw inspiring image perfectly exposed!
jan madsen18-Jan-2008 15:45
Outstanding work
regi olbrechts11-Dec-2007 17:13
Impressive shot!!
Kaden Kratzer26-Oct-2007 00:46
Cool. V
Joost Bossuyt01-Sep-2007 22:33
Nice. The most original angle I've seen of the building. Vote.
oz_ranger02-Aug-2007 12:29
Awesome use of the wide lens!
Guest 19-May-2007 20:03
Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Great angle and light.
Tom Briggs19-Apr-2007 17:34
Great shot ... good perspective ... sharply focused and impressive DOF
vok7415-Apr-2007 12:32
Great viewpoint, well shot!
lornatyson13-Apr-2007 03:12
Great perspective and exposure!! Nice background info too... would not like to be up there .. V
velvet6204-Apr-2007 15:53
Petros Labrakos04-Apr-2007 07:44
great too!
Robyco04-Apr-2007 06:20
Tis angle really makes the picture and the light on the tower is great (V)
Ali Majdfar03-Apr-2007 11:36
Fantastic view, GMV
Aurélie04-Mar-2007 23:01
well done! nice composition.
like also the fact that your eyes are guided to the only "non black" part of the sky. V
Jim Kramer26-Feb-2007 17:57
very nice!
Paolo Fercia21-Feb-2007 16:54
Questa prospettiva è uno spettacolo !!!
Cindi Smith13-Feb-2007 03:52
Unbelieveable shot! This is just stunning! V
Yiannis Pavlis12-Feb-2007 15:09
Spectacular view..
Fantastic colours and extraordinary light.
Magnificent execution.
beverley harrison12-Feb-2007 09:08
gorgeous processing in this one!!
Martha Albuquerque11-Feb-2007 19:18
Superb shot, perspective, light, mood! Big Vote!
Rosi Blaurock11-Feb-2007 13:22
Great perspective.
Enny11-Feb-2007 11:32
beautiful image, great light, excellent.
olivier bruning11-Feb-2007 08:31
wonderful! ~V~
Emad Omar11-Feb-2007 08:21
nice shot
Eric Carrère11-Feb-2007 06:40
Fantastic picture Tricia, V.
Paco López11-Feb-2007 06:22
Oh! Petronas forever!! Fantastic shot!!! ¡V!
Marcia Colelli11-Feb-2007 04:44
Love the perspective on this, great shot V
shatterbug11-Feb-2007 04:19
Great perspective and exposure! Well done! V.
Michael Shpuntov11-Feb-2007 03:27
My kind of shots Tricia. Excellent use of wide angle lens. Great shot. Vote.
Kim11-Feb-2007 02:02
Wow- excellent lighting and crispness!
Kevin Sargent11-Feb-2007 02:01
As good as it gets! Huge V
carabias11-Feb-2007 01:52
Wonderful photography. Very good. My Voto