6 Astonishing Asian Structures That Boggle The Mind

Published May 24, 2014
Updated January 18, 2018

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.

Asian Structures Petronas Towers Fireworks

Source: Asia Trip

Asian Structures Petronas Towers Lights

Source: Wided Screen

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.

Petronas Towers Indoors

Source: SLN

Mamta Bhatt
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Bhatt, Mamta. "6 Astonishing Asian Structures That Boggle The Mind." AllThatsInteresting.com, May 24, 2014, https://allthatsinteresting.com/astonishing-asian-structures. Accessed May 18, 2024.