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What's the current world's tallest building? Petronas! Second? Still Petronas. The Petronases, when completed in 1996 have surpassed the height of Sears Towers in Chicago by 33 feet which was the world's tallest. Though the world's tallest title had been authorized by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and other decent parties, there are still some which is against it and still consider Sears as the title holder. This is because of the spires on top of the building which contributed to the height, which they do not want to consider. But anyway, the creation of the twins is a major breakthrough of architecture. Malaysia is also proud to be the first country in the world to take away the world's tallest title from the US.
Here are the MYTHS about the Petronas Twin Towers:
1) They were built by spending the taxes paid the citizens.
NO. It was built 100% by Petronas money. In fact, Petronas is not owned by the government. It is only the child company of the government. Petronas is also the richest oil company in Asia. It controls oil in many parts of Africa including South Africa and Somalia. Now, it is helping Pakistan and Vietnam to venture oil. Not bad for a company that was only set in 1974. The government plays the role of initiating it by promoting stability. A country that is not stable won't be able to have these towers.
2) The skybridge is where it is to stabilize the 2 towers.
Now, this is another comment by a moron. If you check out Caesar Pelli's first ever sketch of the Petronas Towers, its is already there. The skybridge besides connect workers between the two towers, also acts as an observation platform for the public.
3) One of the towers was bought by a particular foreign billionaire.
NO. This has also been denied by that billionaire himself in a daily newspaper of that country. I personally read that newspaper and saw the statement on the front page. Petronas Twins are owned by the Petronas group. Petronas is an ultra-rich company.
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