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Petronas Towers

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Graphics Modpacks' started by wolf_brother, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. wolf_brother

    wolf_brother Chieftain

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    Next on the list of modern wonders; the Petronas Towers. These are the tallest twin buildings in the world.

    Includes Building Large & Small PCXs, as well as City Screen buildings Large & Small PCXs. No splash, however Unexisted made one back in 2003 (pictured below).



    Spoiler :
    #BLDG_Petronas
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    ^The [Petronas Towers] makes one unhappy citizen $LINK<content=GCON_Moods> in its city. It also increases tax revenue allocated to the $LINK<treasury=GCON_Commerce> by 50%.
    #DESC_BLDG_Petronas
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    ^The Petronas Twin Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004, when their height was surpassed by Taipei 101. The towers remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The Petronas Towers were completed in 1998 after a seven year build and became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of completion. They were built on the site of Kuala Lumpur's race track, because of the depth of the bedrock, the buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim-majority. Another Islamic influence on the design is that the cross section of the towers is based on a Rub el Hizb (albeit with circular sectors added to meet office space requirements). Due to a lack of steel and the huge cost of importing steel, the towers were constructed on a cheaper radical design of super high-strength reinforced concrete. High-strength concrete is a material familiar to Asian contractors and twice as effective as steel in sway reduction; however, it makes the building twice as heavy on its foundation than a comparable steel building. Supported by 23-by-23 meter concrete cores and an outer ring of widely spaced super columns, the towers use a sophisticated structural system that accommodates its slender profile and provides 560,000 square metres of column-free office space. Below the twin towers is a shopping mall, and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The service building is to the east of the Petronas Towers and contains the services required to keep the building operational, such as dissipating the heat from the air-conditioning system for all 88 levels in both towers.
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    ^The towers feature a skybridge between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is not directly bolted to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds. The bridge is 170 m above the ground and 58 m long, weighing 750 tons. The same floor is also known as the podium, since visitors desiring to go to higher levels have to change elevators here. The skybridge also acts as a safety device, so that in the event of a fire or other emergency in one tower, tenants can evacuate by crossing the skybridge to the other tower. The total evacuation triggered by a bomb hoax on September 12, 2001 (the day after the September 11 attacks destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City) showed that the bridge would not be useful if both towers need to be emptied simultaneously, as the capacity of the staircases was insufficient for such an event. Plans thus call for the lifts to be used if both towers need to be evacuated, and a successful drill following the revised plan was conducted in 2005.

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  2. The Guardian

    The Guardian Praetorian

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    Very nice Wolf. Thanks for the civilopedia also. LOL next time save yourself some work and just include the civilopedia in the download.

    Again, very nice.
     
  3. wolf_brother

    wolf_brother Chieftain

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    I don't put the text files (either Civilopedia or PediaIcons) in the download because I don't like downloading files, graphics, units, whatever; and finding text files and/or JPEGs in there. Its highly annoying. This way people only get what they want; the PCX files I've made. The Civilopedia entries I include in my posts are merely recommendations (which is why they're in Spoiler tags), its what I'm using these graphics for in the scenario I've created them for.
     

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