Sure, Europe has the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. North America has the Empire State Building. But these relatively unknown Asian structures are just as cool.
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Petronas towers are twin skyscrapers that dot the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Designed by Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, the iconic structure evokes Malaysia’s Islamic culture and heritage of Malaysia and features arabesques, repetitive geometric patterns and an 8-point star formed by intersecting squares.
The towers were constructed using high-strength concrete, with steel and glass facades designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art. Linked on the 41st floor by a bridge, the towers are used for primarily as office spaces and have a base that includes a concert hall, shopping center as well as public parks and plazas.