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Petronas twin towers febrero 16, 2009

Posted by christian saucedo in Large scale projections.
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Tipo. Proyección a gran escala – auto activa

Autor de la pieza. The electric canvas

Edificio. Torres petronas

Ciudad. Kuala Lumpur

País. Malasia

Año. 1999

Web. http://www.theelectriccanvas.com.au/showcase/petronas1057.htm

Imágenes. http://www.theelectriccanvas.com.au/showcase/petronas1057.htm

Video. –

Vía. http://www.theelectriccanvas.com.au


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The world’s tallest building came alive when it was presented to the world amidst a display of scintillating fireworks and a spectacular light and sound show in an opening ceremony that was filled with pomp and splendor. Situated in a prime location in the capital, the gleaming 420m Petronas Twin Towers, a symbol of the nation’s soaring success, exemplified Malaysia’s sky-high ambitions towards the new millennium.

Straining their necks to look upwards, thousands of Malaysians gathered in front of the 88-storey monumental towers as laser beams shone high into the sky to illuminate the country’s coming-of-age. The laminated blue glass paneled windows of the awe-inspiring towers shone as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad officially opened the latest Malaysian physical and economic landmark.

Malaysians from all walks of life witnessed the historic occasion held on the last National Day of the century that symbolized how far the country had come from a country of padi fields and tin mines to one on the verge of industrialization.

The five-minute light and sound display entitled “A Vision Realized” traced the efforts of the nation in realizing many of the projects that have become the nation’s pride. The steel and glass architectural marvel that gained international fame through a recent Hollywood movie, “Entrapment”, starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was also a symbol of the country’s ability. Thousands began lining Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee from as early as 7pm.

Following the prime minister’s address, a poem entitled “Disisi Menara”, written specially for the occasion by poet laureate A. Samad Said was read out by Petronas staff Abdullah Ahmad.

The poem touched on where “a thousand race horses once spurred, forest winds once rustled, now stands sublime the nation’s summit, the twin towers, blossoms of the sky.” The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra then presented their first ever outdoor performance with patriotic songs. After the gala of poetry, music and a “tarian lilin” dance by children, Dr Mahathir planted a torch to complete a specially designed light sculpture in a simple display which belied the country’s towering goals.

The light sculpture based on an interlocking handshake denoted unity, with three linear fins representing the major races of the country–the Malays, Chinese and Indians. Dr Mahathir signed the plaque and his signature was beamed into a skybridge screen. The more than 1,000 foreign and local guests and other Malaysians in the vicinity were then treated to the six-minute light and sound show on the two towers and the sky-screen.


  • Twelve 7kw rotating projectors
  • Projection onto 44 storey high tower bustles
  • 30 metre by 60 metre suspended screen
  • Projection distance over 200 metres
  • Hand coloured images
  • Synchronised to locally produced soundtrack



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