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Petronas Towers


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Petronas Towers twin skyscrapers built in Kuala Lumpur in 1997; 1482 feet high
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In news:

The Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- among the world's tallest buildings -- are named for Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned energy giant whose takeover of Progress Energy was rejected by the federal government.
Two or three times a year, Mr Shaharuddin, a former soldier, stuntman and father of five, climbs a slender set of rungs to the very top of one of the Petronas Twin Towers, 1,438 feet above the ground.
The country represents one of Asia's fastest-growing economies, symbolized by Kuala Lumpur's soaring Petronas Twin Towers (above).
In 2001 Malaysia's twin Petronas Towers tied each other for the honor of the tallest building in the world.