Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'm back in the US now, but before leaving I made a side trip to Kuala Lumpur. While There I was able to visit the Sky Bridge of the Petronas Towers. Pretty cool place. These were listed as the world's tallest building until 2004 upon the completion on Taipei 101 (I hope to hit that one soon, as Thailand is also one of my countries of responsibility) The fascinating feature of these towers is the two story bridge that connects them at the 41st and 42nd floor. The lower level of the bridge serves as the observation deck of the buildings. This is a little less than half way up the building so the view is not quite as impressive as some of the other tall buildings I've had the opportunity to scale, but the buildings themselves are pretty cool. There is park outside which is very nice with many foot paths, a large fountain and even a small water park. At the base of the building is a 6 story shopping mall. I spent a little time in here getting some gifts for the family. I stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which was right beside the towers (separated by only a sidewalk) so I went back out after dinner to see the towers at night. Wow. These buildings, when lit up... I could stare at them forever.