Petronas Towers

Height: 1,483 feet (452 meters)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates

The Petronas Towers' design was inspired by Malaysia's former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad's hopes for the nation to join the global stage. Petronas is Malaysia's national petroleum corporation, and the towers were built and funded by the company itself. In 1998, the towers were named the tallest in the world. The two towers are connected by the Skybridge, the world's highest 2-story bridge, while the base level accommodates a concert hall, shopping center, and public plazas.