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by members of the AirPano Team that is a member of the global-geography Consortium.

with kind permission of AirPano

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers are the symbol of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. They are the highest twin towers in the world; their altitude is 452m. Picturesque architecture along with really giant dimensions of the towers make these skyscrapers ones of the most impressive buildings on the planet.

It's curious but once upon a time the Americans disputed the rank of Petronas Towers, because their Chicago's skyscraper, Sears Tower, has the altitude of 527m. However, there are 75 meters of TV antennas of Sears Tower's altitude, which are on the roof. That is why, in accordance with the rules which are used in order to determine the highest building in the world, the commission didn't accepted these TV antennas as inseparable part of the construction, and Petronas' spires are seamless and inseparable elements of the building.

If we forget that Petronas are the Twin Towers (the fact is they are two towers standing near and connected with the bridge between them), and take a look at the absolute altitude of all the skyscrapers in the world, then the priority among the buildings in exploitation is the following:

Burj Dubai - 828m
Taipei 101 - 509m
Shanghai World Financial Center - 492m
Petronas Twin Towers - 452m

Right now you can see Petronas Towers from outside flying by helicopter close to them, look inside them, be on the bridge between the Towers as well as observe them from the ground-level.

12 Panoramas of Kuala Lumpur