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Taipei 101
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Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010.[I]
Record height
Preceded by Petronas Twin Towers
Surpassed by Burj Khalifa
General information
Location Xinyi District, Taipei,  Taiwan
Coordinates 25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E / 25.03361°N 121.565°E / 25.03361; 121.565Coordinates: 25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E / 25.03361°N 121.565°E / 25.03361; 121.565
Status Complete
Constructed 1999-2004
Use Mixed use: communication, conference, fitness center, library, observation, office, restaurant, retail
Height
Antenna or spire 509.2 m (1,670.6 ft)
Roof 449.2 m (1,473.8 ft)
Top floor 439.2 m (1,440.9 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 101
Floor area 412,500 m2 (4,440,100 sq ft)
Elevators 61 Toshiba/KONE elevators, including double-deck shuttles and 2 high speed observatory elevators)
Cost NT$ 58 billion
(USD $ 1.76 billion)[1]
Companies involved
Architect(s) C.Y. Lee & partners
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Contractor Samsung C&T, KTRT Joint Venture
Owner .Taipei Financial Center Corp.^ The venue is equipped with a skyway that links it to the Taipei 101 International Financial Center and the main hall.

^ This current marvel of modern engineering even dwarfs the Taipei Financial Center, ...
  • taipei Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ Its owners, the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, say it is meant to recall a stick of bamboo.
  • BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Taipei 101: A view from the top 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

Management Urban Retail Properties Co.
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^ Fully habitable, self-supported, from main entrance to highest structural or architectural top; see the list of tallest buildings in the world for other listings.
^ Rank Ranking is determined by height to the structural top of the building (see above).
  • World's Tallest Buildings — Infoplease.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

^ Until recently it was the tallest building in the world.

^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
  • Wikimania 2007/Taipei - Meta 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Taipei 101 (traditional Chinese: 台北101 / 臺北101), also known as the Taipei Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.^ Taipei 101 , Taipei, Taiwan .
  • World's Tallest Buildings — Infoplease.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

^ Taipei 101, Taiwan's gleaming new skyscraper, rises above them all.
  • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Hide copyright information ) Copyright Taipei 101 in the Hsinyi dist., Taipei, Taiwan; also known as the Taipei Financial Center.
  • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

.The building was the world's tallest (with occupiable floors) until it was surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa on July 21, 2007. The skyscraper was officially the tallest building until the opening of the Burj Khalifa on the 4th of January 2010. Taipei 101, designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture and South Korean Samsung C&T[2] received the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award and was hailed as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World (Newsweek magazine, 2006) and Seven Wonders of Engineering (Discovery Channel, 2005).^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 also has the world's fastest elevators.
  • Cover Story >Taipei 101 - The world's tallest building is right here 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.taiwanfun.com [Source type: News]

^ Tallest Building in world lift/ elevator Taipei 101, Taiwan.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

[3] .The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening.^ Taiwan Story Land by Hui-Hui, 4 more photos The underground theme park is open since November 2005.
  • Taipei Things To Do - Taipei Travel Reviews - VirtualTourist.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ The Taipei 101 Tower, since its inception, has seen Taiwan through years of constant growth.
  • Worlds Tallest Building | Taipei 101 Tower | Taipei Tower | Tallest Building in the World – Thomas White Funds 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.thomaswhite.com [Source type: News]

^ Since the Petronas spires serve no purpose, many discounted them, and relegated Malaysia's magnificent twin towers to the status of "also-rans."
  • Taipei 101 : Sung-Chih Road, Taipei, Taipei Shih :: Glass Steel and Stone 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

.Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.^ (Discovery Channel) TAIPEI 101 (1/5) 2008 Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks ...
  • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Taipei 101 Fireworks .
  • 2008 Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks Display (2008年台北101跨年煙火) - Video 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks Display (2008年台北101跨年煙火) .
  • 2008 Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks Display (2008年台北101跨年煙火) - Video 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground.^ Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground.
  • Taipei 101 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's called Taipei 101 , named for its 101 floors.
  • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Taipei 101 , officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center is one of the tallest building in the world at 508 metres above the ground level.
  • Taipei - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: News]

.The name of the tower reflects its floor count and carries symbolic meanings alluding to technology and Asian tradition (see "Symbolism" below.^ The tower is named for its 101 floors.
  • Video #18 - Taiwan: Taipei 101 -- World's Tallest Building | Nightly Business Report | PBS 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

) .Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments.^ Lots of traditional design elements..
  • #001 l Taipei 101 l TAIPEI l 509m l 101fl - SkyscraperCity 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each segment is shaped like a scepter, with ancient coins on the exterior of the 26th floor to give this modern building a Chinese style.
  • Cover Story >Taipei 101 - The world's tallest building is right here 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.taiwanfun.com [Source type: News]

^ In addition to being the best equipped and most advanced software development center, the design of the Nangang Software Park incorporates the elements of culture, nature, and technology.

.The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.^ The building became the world's tallest skyscraper upon its completion in 2004 and is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
  • Taipei 101 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After creating a structure that had proven flexible enough to withstand large earthquakes, the next problem was to ensure it could endure the great winds of Taipei’s summer typhoons.
  • Taipei 101 - RitchieWiki 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.ritchiewiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The building itself is built to withstand strong typhoon winds and massive earthquakes and earth tremors which are common in the area.

.A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and clubs.^ NTD580Billions, it is not only the financial center of Taipei, but also a multi-function shopping mall, the aggressive architectural visual sense is not only a grand landmark of Taipei, but is also a proudly spectacular architecture of Taiwan.

^ The lower five floors are occupied by a capacious shopping mall with fine boutiques, an international book store, food court, and more.
  • Taipei tour information - HaveFunTravel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.havefuntravel.tw [Source type: News]

^ From there you can reach retail stores, duty free shops, and fashion boutiques.
  • Taipei Hotels Taiwan: 168 Cheap Accommodation Deals 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

.Taipei 101 is owned by the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) and managed by the International division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago.^ Things to do * The Taipei 101 is a new financial center in Taipei.
  • Taipei tourist information - map, hotels in Taipei, Taiwan 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.undercovertourist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ambassador Taipei is located in the financial center!
  • Taipei - Blogs, Pictures, and more on Blogged 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.blogged.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101: Management Resources .
  • Taipei 101 - Taipei - Reviews of Taipei 101 - TripAdvisor 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

.The name originally planned for the building, Taipei World Financial Center, was derived from the name of the owner.^ The building is part of the World Trade Center of Taipei.
  • Skyscrapers/Wolkenkratzer/Wolkenkrabbers/Grattes~ciel/Hochhauser/tall buildings Taipei 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.skyscraperpicture.com [Source type: News]

^ Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world.
  • Philip Lee, Local Guide for Taipei :: Platial.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC platial.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
  • Wikimania 2007/Taipei - Meta 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The original name in Chinese was literally, Taipei International Financial Center (traditional Chinese: 臺北國際金融中心pinyin: Táiběi Guójì Jīnróng Zhōngxīn).^ Ambassador Taipei is located in the financial center!
  • Taipei - Blogs, Pictures, and more on Blogged 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.blogged.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 , officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center is one of the tallest building in the world at 508 metres above the ground level.
  • Taipei - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: News]

^ NTD580Billions, it is not only the financial center of Taipei, but also a multi-function shopping mall, the aggressive architectural visual sense is not only a grand landmark of Taipei, but is also a proudly spectacular architecture of Taiwan.

Contents

Features

Height

.The Taipei 101 tower comprises 101 stories above ground and five underground.^ Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground.
  • Taipei 101 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Taipei 101 Tower at night.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the roof of the Taipei 101 Tower.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Upon its completion Taipei 101 claimed the official records for:
.
  • Ground to highest architectural structure (spire): 509.2 metres (1,671 ft).^ With 101 stories and reaching 1,671 ft (509 m) high, Taipei 101 became the world's tallest building...
    • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The building stands 1,670 feet (509 m) from the ground floor to its protruding spire.
    • Taipei 101 - RitchieWiki 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.ritchiewiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By this definition the tallest building is Taipei 101 , Taipei , Taiwan, which was topped off at 1,671 ft (509 m) and 101 stories in 2003.
    • Taipei 101 – FREE Taipei 101 information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Taipei 101 research 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

    .Previously held by the Petronas Towers 452 m (1,483 ft).
  • Ground to roof: 449.2 m (1,474 ft).^ Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, Taipei 101 remains the tallest completed skyscraper in the world, measuring 449 m (1,474 ft) from ground to roof.
    • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The 508 metre tall building in Taipei's Hsinyi district is 56 metres taller than the previous record holder, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
    • Taipei 101 declared world's tallest building | World news | The Guardian 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Taipei 101 is the tallest completed skyscraper in the world, measuring 449 meters from ground to the roof-top.
    • Taipei,Taipei in Taiwan,Tourist Destinations in Taiwan 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC travel.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

    .Formerly held by the Willis Tower 442 m (1,450 ft).
  • Ground to highest occupied floor: 439.2 m (1,441 ft).^ Holds 3 of the World's Tallest Building titles: Tallest to structural top, Tallest to roof and Highest occupied floor.
    • Greatstructures.info - Asia 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC greatstructures.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Formerly held by the Willis Tower 412.4 m (1,353 ft).
  • Fastest ascending elevator speed: 16.83 m/s (55.22 ft/s) (60.6 km/h, 37.7 mi/h).
  • Largest countdown clock: Displayed on New Year's Eve.
  • Tallest sundial.^ Taipei 101 also set new records for ascending elevator speed.
    • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Taipei 101 also set new records for the ascending elevator speed.
    • Taipei,Taipei in Taiwan,Tourist Destinations in Taiwan 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC travel.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The world's two fastest double-decker elevators, which run at a top speed of 1,010 meters per minute (63 km/h or 37.5 mph), take visitors from the main floor to the observatory on the 89th floor in under 39 seconds.
    • Greatstructures.info - Asia 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC greatstructures.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (See 'Symbolism' below.)
.Taipei 101 was the first building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height[4] and the first record-setting skyscraper constructed in the new millennium.^ Taipei 101 also set new records for ascending elevator speed.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
  • Wikimania 2007/Taipei - Meta 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Taipei 101 is the first and currently only building in the world that breaks the half-kilometer mark in height.
  • Greatstructures.info - Asia 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC greatstructures.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The record it claimed for greatest height from ground to pinnacle now rests with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (UAE): 828 m (2,717 ft).^ Once Burj Dubai is finished, it will hold both records.
  • All Subways Should be Like Taipei’s Marvel of Mass Transit | Autopia | Wired.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ (Corrected Burj Khalifa name and height, rm excessive space) .
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^ French 'spiderman' eyes Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower [Philippine Daily Inquirer - 11 hours ago] .

.Taipei 101's records for roof height and highest occupied floor briefly passed to the Shanghai World Financial Center in 2009, which in turn yielded these records as well to the Burj.^ The Taipei 101 is the highest skyclaper of the world.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
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^ On the roof of the Taipei 101 Tower.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Taipei 101 displaced the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the tallest building in the world by 57.2 m (188 ft).^ It became the undisputed world's tallest building.
  • Taipei 101 : Sung-Chih Road, Taipei, Taipei Shih :: Glass Steel and Stone 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

^ The Taipei 101 is the highest skyclaper of the world.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Until only recently, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world!

[5] .It also displaced the 85-story, 347.5 m (1,140 ft) Tuntex Sky Tower in Kaohsiung as the tallest building in Taiwan and the 51-story, 244.2 m (801 ft) Shin Kong Life Tower as the tallest building in Taipei.^ Tallest Building in world lift/ elevator Taipei 101, Taiwan.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ Until 2010, the Taipei 101 Tower of Taiwan was the tallest building on Earth.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since when is the Taipei 101 tower the tallest building in the world?
  • All Subways Should be Like Taipei’s Marvel of Mass Transit | Autopia | Wired.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

[6]
Taipei 101 endures a typhoon
.Various sources, including the building's owners,[3] give the height of Taipei 101 as 508.0 m (1,667 ft), roof height and top floor height as 448.0 m (1,470 ft) and 438.0 m (1,437 ft).^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
  • Wikimania 2007/Taipei - Meta 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can you tell which building is the Taipei 101?
  • From Taipei 101 To Number 1 | John Chow dot Com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.johnchow.com [Source type: General]

^ This building has 101 floors, and it's how it derive its name from...Taipei 101.
  • Taipei Things To Do - Taipei Travel Reviews - VirtualTourist.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

This lower figure is derived by measuring from the top of a 1.2 m (4 ft) platform at the base. .CTBUH standards, though, include the height of the platform in calculating the overall height, as it represents part of the man-made structure and is above the level of the surrounding pavement.^ Height is measured from sidewalk level of main entrance to structural top of building.
  • World's Tallest Buildings — Infoplease.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

^ Even in its unfinished state, it is the tallest man-made structure ever built.
  • Quezi » famous landmarks 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC quezi.com [Source type: General]
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^ Height The height of a building is measured from the sidewalk level of the main entrance to the structural top of the building.
  • World's Tallest Buildings — Infoplease.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: News]

[7][8]

Construction

Location of Taipei 101's largest tuned mass damper.
The main tuned mass damper atop Taipei 101
.Taipei 101 is designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors common in its area of the Asia-Pacific.^ The opening of Taipei 101 - a reference to the number of floors - was attended by local dignitaries keen to bask in the glory of one of Asia's most ambitious engineering projects ever.
  • Taipei 101 declared world's tallest building | World news | The Guardian 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ More scene at 101 Taipei like KLCC. TQ Air Asia giving me introduction and information about Taiwan.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 is thought to have triggered two recent earthquakes because of the stress that it exerts on the ground beneath it.
  • Skyscraper that may cause earthquakes | Environment | The Guardian 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Planners aimed for a structure that could withstand gale winds of 60 m/s (197 ft/s, 216 km/h, 134 mph) and the strongest earthquakes likely to occur in a 2,500 year cycle.^ "Earthquakes occur on timescales of thousands to millions of years.
  • Skyscraper that may cause earthquakes | Environment | The Guardian 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ There is indoor observatory and outdoor observatory, I really like outside because I could see more of city of Taipei and feel the wind.
  • Matthew Eby's U.S. Deaf Soccer Team, Deaflympics Taipei, Taiwan 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC ebyusdeafsoccer.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.Skyscrapers must be flexible in strong winds yet remain rigid enough to prevent large sideways movement (lateral drift).^ Engineer Lin said that workers didn't think the wind was strong enough to pose a threat.
  • Taipei 101 - 台北 101 - Taiwan's tallest skyscraper - SkyscraperCity 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.skyscrapercity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Flexibility prevents structural damage while resistance ensures comfort for the occupants and protection of glass, curtain walls and other features.^ The design of this structure is excellent and the shock absorbers used in the structure to prevent any damage from the earth quake has been exemplary.its a credit fior the asians .
  • Taipei 101 : Sung-Chih Road, Taipei, Taipei Shih :: Glass Steel and Stone 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.glasssteelandstone.com [Source type: General]

.Most designs achieve the necessary strength by enlarging critical structural elements such as bracing.^ In addition to being the best equipped and most advanced software development center, the design of the Nangang Software Park incorporates the elements of culture, nature, and technology.

.The extraordinary height of Taipei 101 combined with the demands of its environment called for additional innovations.^ Using the method of ranking heights which counts decorative spires but not antennas, the tallest towers go in order from Taipei 101, Petronas Towers, and then the Willis Tower.
  • File:Skyscrapercompare.svg - Wikimedia Commons 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ In addition to single journey tickets, the Taipei MRT also sells value-added cards/smart cards called EasyCard (悠遊卡).

^ In addition, I would like to take the World's fastest elevator in the world's tallest buiding " Taipei 101".
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

.The design achieves both strength and flexibility for the tower through the use of high-performance steel construction.^ It was designed to resemble bamboo rising from the earth, a plant recognized in Asian cultures for its fast growth and flexibility, both of which are ideal characteristics for a financial building.

^ In its final form both the ball and the eight high-strength steel cables which cradle it, are painted gold.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Five different kinds of steel plates were used, with yield strengths in the range 412-510 MPa and tensile strengths in the range 570-720 MPa.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thirty-six columns support Taipei 101, including eight "mega-columns" packed with 10,000-psi concrete.^ This Taipei hotel is a 5 minute walk from a 43.000 square meter open-spaced park, and a 10-15 minute walk from the MRT ZhongShan Station.
  • Taipei Hotels Taiwan: 168 Cheap Accommodation Deals 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

^ A dozen blocks to the east the eight supporting levels of Taipei 101 rise serenely skyward a yearning effect somehow reminiscent of a Buddhist stupa.
  • TRAVEL / Forging New Ties in Taipei / Memories created while adopting a baby should serve the little one for life - SFGate 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ A short, 5 – 10 minute taxi ride will have guests at Taipei 101, the World Trade Center, or the Neihu Technology Park.
  • Taipei Hotels Taiwan: 168 Cheap Accommodation Deals 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Every eight floors, outrigger trusses connect the columns in the building's core to those on the exterior.^ DH 20 floor modern and elegant exterior with the look of a fine mansion.A very impressive landmark building.
  • Sherwood, Taipei, Photos, Reviews, Rates 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.bing.com [Source type: General]

^ Pairs of 2.46 by 3.1 m supercolumns on each face of the building work, together with 16 columns in the core form the vertical support structure.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a dedicated mechanical floor every eight floors, with massive floor-high steel outrigger trusses.
  • The Taipei 101 Tower, Taiwan: The Tallest Building in the World 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.msm.cam.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These features combine with the solidity of its foundation to make Taipei 101 one of the most stable buildings ever constructed.^ Can you tell which building is the Taipei 101?
  • From Taipei 101 To Number 1 | John Chow dot Com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.johnchow.com [Source type: General]

^ Taipei 101 has been one of the worlds tallest building since 2004.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ However, Taipei 101 is perhaps most notable for its feats of engineering; since 2004 it Taipei 101 is the world's tallest building, as determined by three of the four standards designated by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

.The foundation is reinforced by 380 piles driven 80 m (262 ft) into the ground, extending as far as 30 m (98 ft) into the bedrock.^ In addition, the tower is supported by 380 concrete-filled steel piles, sunk into the soil to a depth of 80 m.
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Each pile is 1.5 m (5 ft) in diameter and can bear a load of 1,000 metric tons (1,100 short tons) - 1,320 metric tons (1,460 short tons).[10] .The stability of the design became evident during construction when, on March 31, 2002, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Taipei.^ The building became the world's tallest skyscraper upon its completion in 2004 and is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
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^ A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in March 2002 toppled two cranes atop the structure, killing the two operators and three other construction workers and injuring about 10 others.
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^ Continue reading "Taipei Booth Babes" Friday, March 31, 2006 architecture .
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.The tremor was strong enough to topple two construction cranes from the 56th floor, then the highest.^ "Since the construction finished there have been two larger earthquakes (magnitude 3.8 and 3.2) directly beneath Taipei 101, which were big enough to feel," says Dr Lin.
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^ A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in March 2002 toppled two cranes atop the structure, killing the two operators and three other construction workers and injuring about 10 others.
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.Five people died in the accident, but an inspection showed no structural damage to the building, and construction soon resumed.^ September, 2002: Five people were killed when an earthquake shook two cranes loose from the building.
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^ No.1, Sec.2, Jhonghua Road,, Jhongjheng District, Taipei, TW 10065 • Show map Description coming soon .
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^ When a building is "topped out"—the point of construction when the structure has met its proposed structural top (see height definition below)—the building is officially ranked and is placed on the list.
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.Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers along with Evergreen Consulting Engineering designed a 660 metric tons (728 short tons)[11] steel pendulum that serves as a tuned mass damper, at a cost of NT$132 million (US$4 million).^ The newest, Five Dime in Taipei’s Neihu District, cost NT$6 million.
  • Tasting Taipei, Taiwan - Review - A Tantalizing Tour of Sights, Nights and Tasty Bites! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.lasplash.com [Source type: General]

[12] .Suspended from the 92nd to the 88th floor, the pendulum sways to offset movements in the building caused by strong gusts.^ So visitors to the observation deck and restaurant on the upper floors will be able to see the 660-tonne gold-painted pendulum suspended from the 92nd floor.
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^ A giant pendulum suspended from the 92nd floor acts as a passive mass damper, reducing the building sway at the top of the tower, and counteracting the lateral forces induced by high winds and earthquakes.
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^ Like many buildings its size, Taipei 101 has a tuned mass dampener to counteract swaying caused by earthquakes, wind, typhoons, and other causes.
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.Its sphere, the largest damper sphere in the world, consists of 41 circular steel plates, each with a height of 125 mm (4.92 in) being welded together to form a 5.5 m (18 ft) diameter sphere.^ The sphere is made from thick steel slabs which are stacked and welded together.
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^ The massive supporting pillars are made of boxes of 80 mm thick steel-plate, filled with concrete for stiffness.
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[13] Another two tuned mass dampers, each weighing 6 metric tons (7 short tons),[12] sit at the tip of the spire. .These prevent damage to the structure due to strong wind loads.^ The design of this structure is excellent and the shock absorbers used in the structure to prevent any damage from the earth quake has been exemplary.its a credit fior the asians .
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.Taipei 101's characteristic blue-green glass curtain walls are double paned and glazed, offer heat and UV protection sufficient to block external heat by 50 percent, and can sustain impacts of 7 metric tons (8 short tons).^ A dozen blocks to the east the eight supporting levels of Taipei 101 rise serenely skyward a yearning effect somehow reminiscent of a Buddhist stupa.
  • TRAVEL / Forging New Ties in Taipei / Memories created while adopting a baby should serve the little one for life - SFGate 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ Chains such as 50 嵐 or CoCo (at the basement of Taipei 101) are economical choices for this trendy drink.
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^ All of the Taipei 101 paraphernalia was really cute—from cartoony playing cards to mod color-blocked coasters to notebooks featuring "Damper."
  • Taipei 101 Reviews and Photos, Taipei - IgoUgo 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.igougo.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Recycled water meets 20-30 percent of the building's water needs.^ It's not surprising that few buildings in Taipei at present stand more than 20-30 storeys tall.
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Upgrades are currently under way to make Taipei 101 "the world's tallest green building" by LEED standards by summer 2011.[14]

Symbolism

.
Shadow of Taipei 101 tower in the late afternoon.
^ Taipei 101 is more than 165 feet taller than the world's former highest office building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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^ The best time to visit would be in the late afternoon when you spend a couple of hours and see both day and night views of Taipei.

^ Since when is the Taipei 101 tower the tallest building in the world?
  • All Subways Should be Like Taipei’s Marvel of Mass Transit | Autopia | Wired.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

The adjoining park (bottom) acts as the face of a sundial.
.Taipei 101, like all spire structures, participates in the symbolism of a world center where earth and sky meet and the four compass directions join.^ The Taipei 101 is the highest skyclaper of the world.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ However, Taipei 101 is perhaps most notable for its feats of engineering; since 2004 it Taipei 101 is the world's tallest building, as determined by three of the four standards designated by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

^ Must-sees in include The National Palace Museum , "considered by many to be the finest repository of Chinese art in the world," the tallest building in the world (for now), Taipei 101 , and lounges like Rewine that "have popped up all over Taipei."
  • Taipei – full coverage on Gridskipper 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC gridskipper.com [Source type: News]

.The height of 101 floors commemorates the renewal of time: the new century that arrived as the tower was built (100+1) and all the new years that follow (January 1 = 1-01).^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ It was built in the early 16th century to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s expedition and has become one of the symbols of Lisbon.
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^ Taipei 101 has earned its place among the great towers of the world, and its presence is even more stunning in its home town, where at the time of its completion, it was more than twice the height of the next-tallest building.
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.It symbolizes high ideals by going one better on 100, a traditional number of perfection.^ Congrats on going back to number one though!
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The number also evokes the binary numeral system used in digital technology.[10]
.The main tower features a series of eight segments of eight floors each.^ The segments, consisting of eight floors, lean out slightly, creating the distinctly stacked or tiered silhouette.
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^ The second floor features the main bar and activity center.

^ Designed as a segmented shaft of eight outward sloping segments, the tower resembles a giant glass pagoda.
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.In Chinese-speaking cultures the number eight is associated with abundance, prosperity and good fortune.^ The building is also divided into eight distinct sections, with eight being a number associated with prosperity in Chinese culture.

.In cultures that observe a seven-day week the number eight symbolizes a renewal of time (7+1).^ The building is also divided into eight distinct sections, with eight being a number associated with prosperity in Chinese culture.

In cultures where seven is the lucky number, 8 represents 1 better than 'lucky seven'. .In digital technology the number eight is associated with the byte, being 8 bits.^ The building is also divided into eight distinct sections, with eight being a number associated with prosperity in Chinese culture.

A bit is the basic (minimal) unit of information.
.The repeated segments simultaneously recall the rhythms of an Asian pagoda (a tower linking earth and sky, also evoked in the Petronas Towers), a stalk of bamboo (an icon of learning and growth), and a stack of ancient Chinese ingots or money boxes (a symbol of abundance).^ It was designed to resemble bamboo rising from the earth, a plant recognized in Asian cultures for its fast growth and flexibility, both of which are ideal characteristics for a financial building.

^ Each eight-storey segment has been likened to a segment of a bamboo stalk, and the whole project evokes, in the words of the architect, a sense of "petal-like" blooming, giving the tower a sense of "upgrading and fullness", which are important concepts in Chinese culture.
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^ The tower is rich in symbolism: It was designed to resemble bamboo rising from the earth - a plant recognized in Asian cultures for its fast growth and flexibility, which are ideal characteristics for a financial building - and also divided into eight distinct sections, with eight being a number associated with prosperity in Chinese culture.
  • Discover Taipei: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

The four discs mounted on each face of the building where the pedestal meets the tower represent coins. The emblem placed over entrances shows three gold coins of ancient design with central holes shaped to imply the Arabic numerals 1-0-1.[10]
Ruyi figure over a Taipei 101 entrance
Curled ruyi figures appear throughout the structure as a design motif. The ruyi is an ancient symbol associated with heavenly clouds. It connotes healing, protection and fulfilment. It appears in celebrations of the attainment of new career heights.[15] .Each ruyi ornament on the exterior of the Taipei 101 tower stands at least 8 m (26 ft) tall.^ Taipei 101 is more than 165 feet taller than the world's former highest office building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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^ Since when is the Taipei 101 tower the tallest building in the world?
  • All Subways Should be Like Taipei’s Marvel of Mass Transit | Autopia | Wired.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ The Taipei 101, Shanghai World Financial Centre and Petronas Twin Towers are engineering marvels of the world.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

The sweeping curved roof of the adjoining mall culminates in a colossal ruyi that shades pedestrians. .Though the shape of each ruyi at Taipei 101 is traditional, its metallic interpretation is plainly modern.^ I think the shape of the Taipei 101 is much better though.
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^ Explore Taipei, a city that is both rooted in tradition and thoroughly modern in outlook.

.At night the bright yellow gleam from its pinnacle casts Taipei 101 in the role of a candle or torch upholding the ideals of liberty and welcome.^ Taipei 101 by Night .
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^ Taipei 101 at night [Cityrag] Taipei 101 night scene/?北101夜景(無色溫版) [Flickr] .
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^ Taipei 101, and Night Market, 15 minutes to the hiking trail to mountain climbing.
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From 6:00 to 10:00 each evening[16] the tower's lights display one of seven colours in the spectrum. The colours coincide with the days of the week:
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Colour Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
.The cycle through the spectrum connects the tower with the rich symbolism of rainbows as bridges linking earth to sky and earth's peoples to one another.^ The tower is rich in symbolism.

.Millennium Park adjoins Taipei 101 on the east and connects the landmark further with the symbolism of time.^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
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^ I had a hard time getting the best shot of Taipei 101.:( I would say the way you capture this photo is quite awesome.
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^ Theme: Women's Clothes Address: Taipei 101 Financial Building Directions: Get up the Kunyang Metro line and travel to the East.
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The design of the circular park allows it to double as the face of a sundial. The tower itself casts the shadow to indicate afternoon hours for the building's occupants. The park's design is echoed in a clock that stands at its entrance. The clock runs on energy drawn from the building's wind shear.
Feng shui fountain outside Taipei 101
.Taipei 101, like many of its neighbours, shows the influence of feng shui philosophy.^ Also love to see Taipei 101 building,foods,shopping and the best thing is to take a lots of cute photo..Thanks AIRASIA..we love it very much..Thanks..thanks..and many thanks!
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^ I like the Taipei 101 but all of this really doesn't satisfy me.
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^ Taipei 101 Mall, inside of Taipei 101, features retailers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Roots, and many other fancy boutiques and restaurants.

.An example appears in the form of a large granite fountain at the intersection of Songlian Road and Xinyi Road near the tower's east entrance.^ The World Trade Centre towers, for example, used closely spaced narrow steel columns and beams to form a giant external tube.
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^ Alleycat's Pizza B1, 6-1 Lishui Street (near the intersection of Xinyi Road and Jinshan South Road).

^ Dunhua South Road (near intersection with Renai Road).

[17] A ball at the fountain's top spins toward the tower. As a work of public art, the fountain offers a contrast to the tower in texture even as its design echoes the tower's rhythms. Yet the fountain also serves a practical function in feng shui philosophy. A T intersection near the entrance of a building represents a potential drain of positive energy, or ch'i, from a structure and its occupants. Flowing water placed at such spots remedy the situation by generating a positive inward flow of ch'i. The fountain applies a traditional solution to a traditional challenge yet its design remains modern.
Taipei 101 merges ancient motifs and ideas with modern techniques and materials. As a landmark it renews the symbolism of all tall towers as cosmic centers. Its interplaying symbols speak of optimism, abundance, and the ever-renewing cycles of time.

Interior

Taipei 101 Mall
.Taipei 101 is the first record-setting skyscraper to be constructed in the twenty-first century.^ From the skyscrapers and constructions cranes that form the skyline to the multinational companies that have made Taiwan a powerhouse, Taipei is a modern city with large economic aspirations.
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^ Officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center (臺北國際金融大樓), this 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper is located in the Xinyi District of Taipei.

^ INVADERS-RECORDS.com Male 101 years old Taipei Taiwan Last Login: 10/7/2009 .
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Appropriately it exhibits a number of technologically advanced features as it provides a center for business and recreation.
.The original 2004 fiber-optic and satellite Internet connections permitted transfer speeds up to a gigabyte per second.^ The screens in transfer stations also tell you when connecting trains arrive so you can pick up the pace if necessary.
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.The double-deck elevators built by the Japanese Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC) set a new record in 2004 with top ascending speeds of 16.83 m (55.22 ft) per second (60.6 km/h, 37.7 mi/h).^ Taipei 101 also set new records for ascending elevator speed.
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^ It also boasts the world's fastest elevators, which will zip visitors up to the 89th-floor observation deck in a mere 37 seconds (cost: NT$400 for adults, NT$370 for kids under 12).

^ Take a high-speed elevator to the indoor and outdoor observation decks, starting on the 89th floor, for unparalleled views of Taipei and its environs.
  • 36 Hours in Taipei, Taiwan - NYTimes.com 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC travel.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

.This speed is 34.7 percent faster than the previous record holders of the Yokohama Landmark Tower elevator, Yokohama, Japan, which reaches speeds of 12.5 m (41 ft) per second (45.0 km/h, 28.0 mi/h).^ I've been dreaming to fly to Taipei again for next few years, but if Airasia choose me to fly for free, than my dream will be cometrue faster!
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^ Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan .
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.Taipei 101's elevators sweep visitors from the fifth floor to the 89th-floor observatory in only 37 seconds.^ It also boasts the world's fastest elevators, which will zip visitors up to the 89th-floor observation deck in a mere 37 seconds (cost: NT$400 for adults, NT$370 for kids under 12).

^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center (臺北國際金融大樓), this 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper is located in the Xinyi District of Taipei.

[18] Each elevator features an aerodynamic body, full pressurization, state-of-the art emergency braking systems, and the world's first triple-stage anti-overshooting system. .The cost for each elevator is NT$80 million (US$2.4 million).^ Bus fares range from NT$110 (~US$3.35, United Bus) to NT$125 (~US$3.80, Kuo-Kuang Bus), and groups of 10 or more usually get a 15% discount.
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[19][20][21][22]
.A 660-metric-ton (728 short ton) tuned mass damper stabilizes the tower against movements caused by high winds.^ With Taipei 101, the designers then decided they needed something called a tuned-mass damper, or TMD--a giant internal weight that shifts against the movement of the building.
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^ Like many buildings its size, Taipei 101 has a tuned mass dampener to counteract swaying caused by earthquakes, wind, typhoons, and other causes.
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The damper can reduce up to 40% of the tower's movements (see "Construction").
.The observatories are located in the 91st and 89th floors.^ I like the 91st floor outdoor observatory.
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^ For an additional NT$100, you can also go up to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.

(See "Observatories" below.)
.Two restaurants have opened on the 85th floor: Diamond Tony's, which offers European-style seafood and steak, and Shin Yeh 101 (欣葉), which offers Taiwanese-style cuisine.^ It's the newest Taiwanese cuisine restaurant in Taipei.

^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ The shopping centre in its lower floors, to open this November, will house 162 shops and restaurants in 77,033 square metres, and the full 101-storey tower will open in October 2004 with 198,346 square metres of office space.
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Occupying all of the 86th floor is Japanese restaurant XEX.[23]
.The multi-story retail mall adjoining the tower is home to hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants, clubs and other attractions.^ Taipei 101 Mall, inside of Taipei 101, features retailers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Roots, and many other fancy boutiques and restaurants.

^ Due to its numerous tourist attractions, various shopping malls, and restaurants, it is highly visited by the tourists.

^ Zhongxiao Road is a popular retail and entertainment area, with many large department stores and shopping malls located along most of the entire stretch.

.The mall's interior is modern in design even as it makes use of traditional elements.^ People crazy about modern building do not easily get moved by the traditional Chinese elements that the architecher has tried to introduce onto the works.
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The curled ruyi symbol (see "Exterior symbolism" above) is a recurring motif inside the mall. Many features of the interior also observe feng shui traditions.

Observatories

.Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observatory (89th floor) and an Outdoor Observatory (91st floor).^ I like the 91st floor outdoor observatory.
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^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ For an additional NT$100, you can also go up to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.

[24] Both offer 360-degree views and attract visitors from around the world.
.The Indoor Observatory stands 383.4 m (1,258 ft) above ground, offering a comfortable environment, large windows with UV protection, recorded voice tours in eight languages, and informative displays and special exhibits.^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ The 100 meter long Zhongshan corridor links the main hall to the four large exhibition buildings where contemporary arts and historical articles are frequently on display.

.Here one may view the skyscraper's main damper, nicknamed "Damper Baby", and buy food, drinks and gift items.^ This is one of the main transportation hubs, as many buses stop here.

.Two more flights of stairs take visitors up to the Outdoor Observatory.^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Before the MRT, it took travelers up to three hours to travel from one end of Taipei to the other, but now it only takes a little more than an hour.

^ For an additional NT$100, you can also go up to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.

.The Outdoor Observatory, at 391.8 m (1,285 ft) above ground, is the second-highest observation deck ever provided in a skyscraper and the highest such platform in Taiwan.^ The Taiwan skyscraper, complete with an observation deck popular with tourists, has already met 60 of the checklist items, including double-paned windows to retain cool air.
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.The Indoor Observatory is open twelve hours a day (10:00 am–10:00 pm) throughout the week as well as on special occasions; the Outdoor Observatory is open during the same hours as weather permits.^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
  • AirAsia Blog Your Way to Taipei! 17 January 2010 14:25 UTC blog.airasia.com [Source type: General]

^ Alain Robert scaled the building as a publicity stunt during the building's official opening week.
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^ That means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and by that metric, only New York City has a viable subway system.
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.Tickets may be purchased on site in the shopping mall (5th floor) or in advance through the Observatory's web site (see links below).^ There is also a food court on the second floor, several underground shopping malls, an auditorium on the 5th floor, and MRT stations serving three lines.

[25] .Tickets cost NT$400 (US$13) and allow access to the 88th through 91st floors via high-speed elevator.^ It also boasts the world's fastest elevators, which will zip visitors up to the 89th-floor observation deck in a mere 37 seconds (cost: NT$400 for adults, NT$370 for kids under 12).

^ For an additional NT$100, you can also go up to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.

^ NT$2,400 (US$72) per room per night (US$36/person night) .
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Art

Art work outside the mall at night
Many works of art appear in and around Taipei 101. These include:[10]
  • Rebecca Horn (Germany). Dialogue between Yin and Yang. 2002. Steel, iron.
  • Robert Indiana (USA). Love and 1-0. 2002. Aluminum.
  • Ariel Moscovici (France). Between Earth and Sky. 2002. Rose de la claret granite.
  • Chung Pu (Taiwan). Global Circle. 2002. Black granite, white marble.
  • Jill Watson (Britain). City Composition. 2002. Bronze.
.The Indoor Observatory hosts a regular series of exhibitions.^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
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The artists represented include Wu Ching (gold sculpture), Ping-huang Chang (traditional painting) and Po-lin Chi (aerial photography).[27]

Tenants

A number of enterprises maintain offices in Taipei 101. A few that have been featured in public announcements[27] include these:
  • ABN AMRO Bank, 1/F
  • Anthony's Group Holding Company Ltd, 37/F
  • Bayer Taiwan, 53/F - 54/F
  • The Boston Consulting Group, 61/F
  • Cosmos Bank, 5th Floor
  • DBS Bank Ltd, 28/F, Unit B
  • Emirates Advocates Taiwan (Emirates Trade Commission)
  • The Executive Centre, 37/F
  • Fulland Securities Consultant Company Ltd (a Hantec Group subsidiary), 24/F
  • GoldBank of Taiwan
  • Google Taiwan, 73/F
  • HVB Bank
  • ING Antai
  • ING SITE (affiliate of Internationale Nederlanden Groep N.V., or ING)
  • ING SCE (affiliate of Internationale Nederlanden Groep N.V., or ING)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company Taiwan
  • PeopleSearch Taiwan
  • People's King
  • SABIC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Taiwan Ratings Corporation
  • Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSEC)
  • Winterthur Life Taiwan
.Restaurants in the tower include XEX, Diamond Tony's and Shin Yeh 101 (欣葉).^ Taipei Metro has more lines under construction , includes the long-awaited Xinyi Line that will travel the congested Xinyi Road to Taipei 101 tower , the world’s tallest building.
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[23] Hundreds of international dining establishments and retail outlets also operate in the adjoining mall.

Construction Chronology

Important dates in the planning and construction of Taipei 101 include the following:[10]
Date Event
October 20, 1997 Development and operation rights agreement signed with Taipei City government.
January 13, 1998 Ground-breaking ceremony.
August 10, 1998 Construction license awarded for 101 stories.
April 13, 1999 Design change to 509.2 m height approved by Taipei City government.
June 7, 2000 First tower column erected.
June 13, 2001 Taipei 101 Mall topped out.
May 13, 2003 Taipei 101 Mall obtains occupancy permit.
July 1, 2003 Taipei 101 Tower roof completed.
October 17, 2003 Pinnacle placed.
November 14, 2003 Taipei 101 Mall opens.
April 15, 2004 .Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) certifies Taipei 101 as world's tallest building.^ Until recently it was the tallest building in the world.

^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
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^ The Taipei 101 is the highest skyclaper of the world.
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November 12, 2004 Tower obtains occupancy permit.
December 31, 2004 Tower opens to the public.
January 1, 2005 First New Year fireworks show begins at midnight.

History

Construction

Taipei 101's Millennium Park (seen from the Indoor Observatory, noon)
.Planning for Taipei 101 began in 1997 during Chen Shui-bian's term as Taipei mayor.^ The veiw of Taipei 101 and the surrounding city is magnificent when looking at it from the nearby mountaintops during the day and at night.
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^ Due taipei is really really beautiful place like 101 tower or shopping, that why i plan my honeymoon coming soon can go there.
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.Talks between merchants and city government officials initially centered on a proposal for a 66-story tower to serve as an anchor for new development in Taipei's 101 business district.^ Furthermore, due to the city government's education policy, the zoo is very much an integral part of Taipei life.

^ I will definately gain a new respect for Taipei 101 after I finish the climb.
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^ Taipei is really a dynamic city with full of energy, an amazing place with so much to offer, not forgetting the best food to offer in the world and meet new great people.
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.By the time the ground-breaking ceremony took place on January 13, 1998 planners were considering taking the new structure to a more ambitious height.^ More sponsorship from them is being arranged as further discussions are taking place.
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.Ten months later the city granted a license for the construction of a 101-story tower on the site.^ Taipei Metro has more lines under construction , includes the long-awaited Xinyi Line that will travel the congested Xinyi Road to Taipei 101 tower , the world’s tallest building.
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Construction proceeded and the first tower column was erected in summer 2000.
.Taipei 101's roof was completed three years later on July 1, 2003. Ma Ying-jeou, in his first term as Taipei mayor, fastened a golden bolt to signify the achievement.^ Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, Taipei 101 remains the tallest completed skyscraper in the world, measuring 449 m (1,474 ft) from ground to roof.
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^ Taipei 101 is taller to both its roof and the top of its spire than the buildings in Luala Lumpur.
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^ Then, along came Taipei 101, completely blowing the Petronas Towers out of the race.
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Three months later the pinnacle was placed.
.The formal opening of the tower took place on New Year's Eve 2004. President Chen Shui-bian, Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng cut the ribbon.^ Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.
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^ Taipei 101 in the firework show for 2006 New Year A street near Taipei Main Station.
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^ Taipei is really a dynamic city with full of energy, an amazing place with so much to offer, not forgetting the best food to offer in the world and meet new great people.
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Open-air concerts featured a number of popular performers, including singers A-Mei and Sun Yan Zi. .Visitors rode the elevators to the Observatory for the first time.^ It's a must-see for first time visitors.

A few hours later the first fireworks show at Taipei 101 heralded the arrival of a new year.[29] [30]

Modifications

.The Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) announced plans on 2009 November 2 to make Taipei 101 "the world's tallest green building" by summer of 2011 as measured by LEED standards.^ The Taipei 101 is the highest skyclaper of the world.
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^ Until only recently, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world!

^ Since when is the Taipei 101 tower the tallest building in the world?
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.The structure is already designed to be energy-efficient, with double-pane windows blocking external heat by 50% and recycled water meeting 20-30% of the building's needs.^ The building is a very well designed structure and a beautiful one at that.
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^ The Landmark Inn establishes itself as a boutique hotel, design and build exclusively with the needs of the greater Sinjhuang area's residents and companies in mind.
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.(LEED) certification would entail inspections and upgrades in wiring, water and lighting equipment at a cost of NT$60 million (US$1.8 million).^ Taipei 101 will spend T$60-million (US$1.9-million) over the next year to meet 100 criteria for an environmental certificate that it would hold over Dubai, spokesman Michael Liu said.
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.Estimates show the savings resulting from the modifications would pay for the cost of making them within three years.^ (They also show commercials, but we figure the subway system, which cost $18 billion to build, has some bills to pay.
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[28] [29]

Events

Taipei 101 is the site of innumerable special events. Art exhibits, as noted above, regularly take place in the Observatory. A few noteworthy dates since the tower's opening include these.
.
  • December 25, 2004 - French rock and urban climber Alain Robert makes an authorized climb to the top of the pinnacle in four hours.^ December 25, 2004: The daredevil known as "Spiderman" climbed the outside of the building.
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    ^ It has been the world's tallest building since 2004, as determined by three of the four standards designated by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

    ^ Sana Mahmood Wednesday, December 1st, 2004 @ 12:29pm Rating: Four stars.
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    [30]
  • February 28, 2005 - Former President of the United States Bill Clinton visits and signs copies of his autobiography.[27]
  • April 19, 2005 - Tower displays the formula E=mc2 in lights to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein's theory of relativity. .The display, the largest of 65,000 such displays in 47 countries, is part of the international celebration Physics Enlightens the World.[27]
  • November 20, 2005 - First annual Taipei 101 Run Up features a race up the 2,046 steps from floors 1 to 91. Proceeds benefit Taiwan's Olympic teams.^ Taipei 101 , the tallest building in the world.
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    ^ November 20, 2005: An Australian man, Paul Crake, became the first person to win a race up the stairs to the top of Taipei 101.
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    ^ Taipei Metro has more lines under construction , includes the long-awaited Xinyi Line that will travel the congested Xinyi Road to Taipei 101 tower , the world’s tallest building.
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    .Men's race is won by Paul Crake of Australia (10 minutes, 29 seconds) and women's race by Andrea Mayr of Austria (12 minutes, 38 seconds).^ He completed the run in ten minutes, 29 seconds.
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    ^ November 20, 2005: An Australian man, Paul Crake, became the first person to win a race up the stairs to the top of Taipei 101.
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    [27]
  • October 20, 2006 - Tower displays a pink ribbon in lights to promote breast cancer awareness. .The ten-day campaign is sponsored by Taipei 101's ownership and Estée Lauder.^ The veiw of Taipei 101 and the surrounding city is magnificent when looking at it from the nearby mountaintops during the day and at night.
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    [27]
  • .
  • December 12, 2007 - Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner survives an unauthorized parachute jump from Taipei 101's 91st floor.^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
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    ^ Officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center (臺北國際金融大樓), this 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper is located in the Xinyi District of Taipei.

    ^ I have even been given the opportunity to raise money for charity by climbing 84 floors of Taipei 101 this weekend.
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    [31]
  • .
  • June 15, 2008 - Taipei 101 Run Up features 2,500 participants.^ Anonymous wrote: I wish to climb up the Taipei 101 Tower and watch a beautiful Air Asia aircraft approaching to land.
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    ^ November 20, 2005: An Australian man, Paul Crake, became the first person to win a race up the stairs to the top of Taipei 101.
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    ^ I wish to go up the 101 have a night view of taipei that my dream.
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    Men's race is won by Thomas Dold of Germany (10 minutes, 53 seconds); 2007 champion Marco De Gasperi of Italy finishes second and Chen Fu-tsai of Taiwan finishes third. Women's race is won by Lee Hsiao-yu of Taiwan (14 minutes, 53 seconds).[32][33]

New Year's Eve fireworks displays

.For the first three years (2004-2006), the annual fireworks show at Taipei 101 was preceded by the sequential display of numerals in lights on each section to count down the last eight seconds to midnight.^ Taipei 101 in the firework show for 2006 New Year A street near Taipei Main Station.
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^ Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004.
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^ In the 12 years since Taipei Metro has opened, it has cut from three hours to less than one the time it takes to get across town.
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Since 2007 the building has been completely darkened, then fireworks begin to launch sequentially from the lower to upper sections.
.
  • 2003–2004: Building still under construction.^ It is still currently under construction, but it surpassed the record several months ago.
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    ^ Taipei Metro has more lines under construction , includes the long-awaited Xinyi Line that will travel the congested Xinyi Road to Taipei 101 tower , the world’s tallest building.
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    .Spinning lights on the Outdoor Observatory (floor 91) provided a display of sound and lights, but no fireworks were launched.
  • 2004–2005: Grand opening of Taipei 101 celebrated with the first fireworks display.^ Officially known as the Taipei International Financial Center (臺北國際金融大樓), this 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper is located in the Xinyi District of Taipei.

    ^ For an additional NT$100, you can also go up to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.

    ^ Taipei 101 in the firework show for 2006 New Year A street near Taipei Main Station.
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    The show lasted 35 seconds. Rockets were launched from section balconies. .Festivities included all-day performances by popular entertainers and ceremonial visits by national dignitaries.
  • 2005–2006: Show extended to 128 seconds.^ I visited this building twice in 2005 and was amazed by its internal and external architecture.The elevator ride to the top is crazy; 89 floors in 10 seconds.
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    Sony sponsored the show, which concluded with a display of the brand name in lights.
  • 2006–2007: Show extended to 188 seconds; 9,000 rockets were launched. Sony was again the sponsor.
  • 2007–2008: Show same length but featuring 12,000 rockets. Civic and private sponsors ended the show with a display, in lights, of a heart over the word 'Taiwan.'
  • 2008–2009: A conspicuously more modest show than those which preceded it. .The theme was "Love Taiwan With Your Heart In 2009". The show ended with the four sides of the building displaying lights in four colours (red, blue, green and yellow) to represent happiness, vision, sustainability and passion.
  • 2009-2010: The display regained some of the dazzle of 2005-2008 shows but remained more brief in duration.^ The 100 meter long Zhongshan corridor links the main hall to the four large exhibition buildings where contemporary arts and historical articles are frequently on display.

    ^ Contact the nearest Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (or other official representative offices of Taiwan, R.O.C.) in your area.
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    The theme was "Taiwan Up."

Floor Directory

92nd - 101st floor Handicapped/disabled access Communication Floors
91st floor Handicapped/disabled access Observation Deck
88th - 89th floor Handicapped/disabled access Observatory
85th - 86th floor Handicapped/disabled access Observatory Restaurant
59th - 84th floor Handicapped/disabled access High Zone Office Floor
59th - 60th floor Handicapped/disabled access Elevator Transfer Floors
35th - 58th floor Handicapped/disabled access Mid Zone Office Floor
36th floor Handicapped/disabled access Taipei 101 Conference Center
35th - 36th floor Handicapped/disabled access Elevator Transfer Floors
35th floor Handicapped/disabled access Amenities Floor
9th - 34th floor Handicapped/disabled access Low Zone Office Center
B1 - 6 (Basement - 6th floor) Handicapped/disabled access Taipei 101 Shopping Mall
1st - 2nd floor Handicapped/disabled access Grand Lobby
B2 - B5 (2nd Basement - 5th Basement floor) Handicapped/disabled access Basement Car Parking

Gallery

See also

.This article contains Chinese text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Chinese characters.^ However, if the sign is displaying the Chinese character for "down" (下) when you are getting off, then you will need to pay a second time.

^ On the other hand, having Wikimania in a Chinese-speaking city near the Mainland China may help the progress of unblocking.
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^ If the Chinese character for "up" (上) is lit, then you pay when you get on.

References

  1. ^ My E Gov, The E-government Entry Point of Taiwan - Taiwan Yearbook 2005, Wikipedia - List of world's most expensive single objects
  2. ^ The building of the Taipei 101 skyscraper
  3. ^ a b Taipei 101 Official Website - Awards
  4. ^ Emporis - Taipei 101
  5. ^ BBC NEWS - Taiwan tops out tallest building
  6. ^ SkyscraperPage - List of skyscrapers in Taiwan
  7. ^ CTBUH - Criteria for Defining and Measuring Tall Buildings
  8. ^ USAToday - Taipei skyscraper deemed tallest, Paragraph abstract: The council measures from the sidewalk level of the main entrance to the skyscraper's architectural top.
  9. ^ a b Observatory brochure, Floor 89, Taipei 101. 2007-08-17.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Publicly posted material, Floor 89, Taipei 101. 2007-08-17.
  11. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Observatory Servicing Facilities
  12. ^ a b Taipei 101 Official Website - Tuned Mass Damper
  13. ^ "Motioneering - Taipei 101" (PDF). Motioneering. http://www.rwdi.com/cms/publications/81/pp_Taipei101.pdf. 
  14. ^ http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1147437&lang=eng_news
  15. ^ http://www.fengshuibestbuy.com/ruyi1.html Feng Shui Bestbuy - Ru Yi
  16. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Lights Schedule
  17. ^ "Taipei 101, Bigger is not Better (台北101, 更大不等於更好)". Taiwan Design Center. 2004.09.15. http://www.taiwandesign.com.tw/NewsDetail.aspx?bid=B20070117002453. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  18. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Observatory Floor Guide
  19. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Facts about Taipei 101
  20. ^ Popular Mechanics - World's Fastest Elevator
  21. ^ ArchitectureWeek - Taiwan On Top
  22. ^ Elevator World - Breaking the 1000MPM Barrier - High speed elevators in Taipei 101
  23. ^ a b Taipei 101 Official Website - 85F Restaurant
  24. ^ Taipei Times - Shin Kong Tower Observatory to close by year-end
  25. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Floor Guide
  26. ^ Taipei 101 Official Website - Observatory Visit Information
  27. ^ a b c d e f Taipei 101 Official Website -101季刊 eNewsletter
  28. ^ http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1097555&lang=eng_news&cate_img=49.jpg&cate_rss=news_Society_TAIWAN&mbn=E2DC4446A6B7C6A8667D23030B8E04F7
  29. ^ http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1147437&lang=eng_news
  30. ^ BBC News - 'Spiderman' scales tallest tower", 2005-12-25.
  31. ^ Base jumper survives leap off world’s tallest building - Times Online
  32. ^ Afp - German wins race up world's tallest skyscraper
  33. ^ Inquirer - German wins race up world's tallest skyscraper

External links

Preceded by
Sears Tower
World's tallest building rooftop
449.2 m (1473.75 ft)

2003–2008
Succeeded by
Shanghai World Financial Center
Preceded by
Petronas Towers
World's tallest building architectural element
509.2 m (1670.60 ft)

2003–2007
Succeeded by
Burj Khalifa
Preceded by
30 St Mary Axe
(London, England)
Emporis Skyscraper Award (Gold)
2004
Succeeded by
Turning Torso
(Malmö, Sweden)

Simple English

Taipei 101 is 101-floor building located in Taipei, Republic of China(Taiwan). In 2004, it replaced the Willis Tower (which used to be called the Sears Tower) as the tallest completed building in the world.[1]

Taipei 101 holds records for:

  • Ground to structural top: 509 m (1,671 ft). The record was formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers at 452 m (1,483 ft)
  • Ground to roof: 449 m (1,474 ft). The record was formerly held by the Sears Tower at 442 m (1,451 ft)
  • Ground to highest occupied floor: 439 m (1,441 ft). The record was formerly held by the Sears Tower
  • Fastest elevator speed: 16.83 m/s (37.5 miles/hour or 60.4 km/h)
  • Largest count-down clock on New Year's Eve

Taipei 101 does not hold the record for tallest building from ground to pinnacle. The Sears Tower has two television antennas on top of it, making its height from the ground to the top of the taller antenna 527 m (1,729 ft).

References

  1. "100 Tallest Buildings in the World" (PDF). Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. http://www.ctbuh.org/Portals/0/Tallest/CTBUH_Tallest100.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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