If you look at the tall and grand buildings built across history, it has always been those with the money and power to accomplish the structures that managed to create them. You can walk through history and see where perhaps emporers built huge places for their own burial, and then churches and city states, and now that we are in the modern age, the tall and grand buildings are being built by todays powerful. In this particular case Cesar Pelli designed designed these toweres for Petronas Oil, a state owned oil and gas company. These buildings were the tallest in the world for a time. There are many architectural features that were intended to tie into the Muslim faith of the region. Perhaps it resonates better with people there, and perhaps I am immediately critical of anything oil companies do, but I find them gaudy.