The Petronas twin Towers of Malaysia were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers today. Twin towers around the world have developed in the last decades with each trying to outdo each other. From the Donald Trump Oceanic Club to the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the magnificence of the towers around the world is amazing. The wall facade of glass, the steel, and concrete used to create an art deco that is postmodern is fascinating. Here is a list of the world’s tallest twin towers.
The World's Tallest Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers is found in the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Cesar Pelli designed the two towers with a distinctive postmodern style as an icon of the 21st century. Planning started in 1992 and seven years of construction by Japanese and Korean contractors followed. The state-owned Gas Company, Petronas owns the buildings and occupies Tower 1. Both towers stretch 452m (1,483 ft) into the sky. A sky bridge connects them halfway up the buildings. The twin towers are a major tourist attraction due to the highly regarded Muslim culture used in the construction. The buildings are a commercial hub housing international companies like Accenture, Barclays Capital and Al- Jazeera.
The Ocean Club international Hotel and tower is a twin tower premier building in Atlantic City rising to 360m (1,100 ft). The building is owned by Donald Trump and offers residential condominiums. With the architect Arias Serna Saravia S.A., the construction started in 2007 and finished in 2011 by the developer The Trump Organization. The ocean club boasts of 37 elevators, a spa, Marina, Casino, 47 suites and an island with a private beach.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
It is the tallest hotel in the world with a 355m (1,165 ft) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Marriot International runs the hotel which features about 1608 suites. The business hub has food and beverage outlets, extensive banquet hall, business center, an auditorium, a spa, and meeting rooms. The Emirates Group Own the project, which was conceived as a single 77-storey building of 350m. Later the designed was modified to 395m, and the modification of the shape resulted to a height of 355m.
The Emirates Towers of Dubai stand at the height of 354m (1,161ft). The Boulevard, a two-storey retail complex connects the two towers. Ghurair Investment group constructed the Emirates Towers, as a symbol of the city of Dubai. The construction started in 1996 and completed in 2000 with NORR Architects Engineer Planners as the Architect. Today the two towers the Emirates Office Tower and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel also houses gardens, waterfalls, lakes, public sitting areas, and a parking space for 1800 cars.
SPG Global Twin Towers
The twin towers in Suzhou, China are also know known as the Global 188 rise to 286m (938ft) the tallest building in China. Construction started began in 2007 inaugurated in 2010 and one of the towers provides office suites while the other tower is a residential complex.
The Cullinan twin towers are a residential complex located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Union Square with a height of 270m (886ft). The proposed project initially had 45 floors, but further plans were made so that it could accommodate 68 floors it has today. The construction started in 2008 and completed in 2009 with Wong & Ouyang as the Architect, Sun Hung Kai Properties the developer, and Sanfield Building Contractors were the main contractors. The design of the building is futuristic with glass curtain walls like that of International Commerce Centre, with sweeping views of the Victoria Harbor. The Cullinan towers are a center for the rich of the richest with its top notch condominiums.
Al Kazim Towers
Also called the Business Central Towers, Al Kazim Towers is a complex postmodern building located in the Dubai Media City. It provides offices suites. Construction of the building started in 2005 and completed in 2008 by the architect National Engineer Bureau and Developer Al Shafar General Contracting Co. The building rises to 265m (869ft).
Grand Gateway Shanghai
The Grand Gateway Shanghai consists of two identical skyscrapers rising to about 262m (860ft) in the sky in Xujiahui, China. Construction started in 1994, halted in 1997, resumed in 2002, and completed in 2005. The towers provide office complexes, restaurants, a movie theater and a shopping mall at their base. Each of the towers has 52 stories.
Bahrain Financial Harbor
The Bahrain Financial Harbor in Manama capital of Bahrain is an iconic large-scale commercial development which started in 2004 and completed in 2009. The towers have 53 floors and rises to 260m (853ft). The twin towers are a major tourist attraction site and their proximity to the Bahrain World Trade Center and Lulu gives it a primal advantage.
The Imperial Towers in Tardeo, Mumbai was designed by Mumbai architect Hafeez Contractor and built in a formerly slum land offer residential condominiums. With a height of about 256m (840ft) the towers are the tallest buildings in Mumbai. Construction started in 2005 and completed in 2010 with S D Corporation Pvt. Ltd as the owner and manager.
Every country is trying to build the tallest building in the world and once completed there will be another coming up that will be even taller. Currently, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is building the skyscraper that will be the tallest building in the world. It is under construction and is set to be completed in 2019 rising to 1000m (3182ft). There are likely to have some changes as the construction progresses and could be even taller or shorter.
Which Are The World's Tallest Twin Towers?
|Rank||Name Of Twin Towers||City||Country/Region||Height (max)|
|1||Petronas Twin Towers||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||452 m (1,483 ft)|
|2||Ocean Club||Atlantic City||United States||360 ft (110 m)|
|3||JW Marriott Marquis Dubai||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||355 m (1,165 ft)|
|4||Emirates Towers||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||354 m (1,161 ft)|
|5||SPG Global Twin Towers||Suzhou||China||286 m (938 ft)|
|6||The Cullinan||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||270 m (886 ft)|
|7||Al Kazim Towers||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||265 m (869 ft)|
|8||Grand Gateway Shanghai||Shanghai||China||262 m (860 ft)|
|9||Bahrain Financial Harbour||Manama||Bahrain||260 m (853 ft)|
|10||The Imperial||Mumbai||India||256 m (840 ft)|