Caedes

  Petronas Towers  

Click here to view at full resolution.
Uploaded: 12/20/07 12:48 AM GMT
Petronas Towers
Views: 2870
Dlds: 959
Status: active

This is a view from the (other-half-of-the) world famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These towers are claimed by the Malaysians to be the tallest in the world, although us sensible folk know that the Sears Tower is the tallest. It's a beautiful structure nonetheless, and (unlike the Sears) very architecturally detailed. Alas, they only let you up to the "sky bridge", and they charge an arm and a leg for it! We couldn't go up; we came too late. :(

Comments

Post a Comment  -  Subscribe to this discussion
.johindes
12/20/07 1:12 AM GMT
Oh I remember watching something about the skybridge being built, it was very interesting. I have to admit that I dont think I could walk across that bridge at all coz it looks as though it has a glass floor. I would be the wreck gibbering in the corner lol. I love this shot, I hope I get it in the VB and its going into my faves.
0∈ [?]
.danika
12/20/07 3:29 AM GMT
Excellent capture of these beautiful towers with amazing detail too. I'm not sure I would want to venture out on the footbridge as I have been to the top of the Sears Tower several times & I know what it feels like. I like this alot :-) + faves.
0∈ [?]
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away ~ George Carlin
&philcUK
12/20/07 2:42 PM GMT
Actually the Sears technically isn’t taller – it has been declassified as a large portion of it is antenna fitted after the fact that does not count as part of the buildings architecture so in that respect the Petronas with its tall spires beats it. Kind of academic though, as the new Burj Dubai skyscraper obliterates both of them.

All that aside – a very striking shot of a wonderful building.
0∈ [?]
A smart bomb is only as clever as the idiot that tells it what to do
::dutch_postings
12/20/07 11:26 PM GMT
Awesome shot, great lines. Thanks for this beauty of a shot !
0∈ [?]
My images on the map in Google Earth just click here.
.hawkeye18
12/21/07 12:50 AM GMT
philcUK, I would debate this. The antennae on the sears tower may not be structural, and can certainly be labeled "decorative", but I would argue that the enormous spires on top of the Petronas towers serve no purpose other than to, well, be taller than the Sears tower. It's like getting breast implants. Sure, they're bigger, but they're still fake. I (personally) would judge the building height by the height of the ceiling on the tallest floor people are meant to get in. Everything above that is just an architectural peeing contest.

However, I will agree that the burj is going to render both of these buildings midgetated (hey, it's a word in my world)!
0∈ [?]
::nigelmoore
12/21/07 4:44 AM GMT
This is a terrific shot, you got the angle just right.
0∈ [?]
Thanks to all my friends for the wonderful images I get to look at and learn from on Caedes every day. I always have something to say about them, but don't always have the time to record it. Please forgive me if I can't comment on all of your uploads.
.paul1972
12/22/07 2:34 PM GMT
I just love this shot, nice angle, fascinating bulding and perfect symmetry, superb work!

Paul :)

ps would be interested to see any more pics you have of this.
0∈ [?]
Drink triple, see double, act single!!!
.Genver
12/24/07 3:38 AM GMT
Very nice view and picture.
0∈ [?]
.wvb
12/25/07 12:53 AM GMT
Awesome photo!
0∈ [?]
.Drakaran
12/30/07 1:00 AM GMT
that's a really incredible and dramatic shot. wonderful
0∈ [?]
.wvb
12/30/07 10:59 PM GMT
Take away the Petronas Spires, and the Sears TV masts and the Sears Tower is taller. Add the Sears TV masts and the Petronas Spires and still the Sears Tower is taller. In the case of Petronas the Spires are included in the height. In the case of the Sears Tower the TV masts are not. Hence the Taller Petronas. However Taipei 101 has eclipsed them both, again as long as you don't include the Sears TV masts, and disregard the CN Tower. Burj Dubai will again do the same to all of them if and when it's completed. If you want to check on these facts: http://www.allaboutskyscrapers.com/tallest_building.htm
0∈ [?]
::gabriela2006
01/04/08 2:33 AM GMT
really an awesome picture:)
0∈ [?]
.Optix
03/13/08 12:19 AM GMT
the best shot i have seen of the twin towers , i love the quality too
0∈ [?]
.BurningSky
07/08/08 1:48 PM GMT
Fantastic! I love the perfect symmetry, the rich colors, and the detail in the sky and on the buildings.
0∈ [?]

Leave a comment (registration required):

Subject: