Taipei 101

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The world's tallest building is now in Taiwan. With a height of 508 meters- and 101 stories above ground and five stories below - the Taipei 101 building has surpassed the 462-meter Sears Tower in Chicago and the 451-meter Petronas Twin Tower in Malaysia to acquire the title "world's tallest building."

The world’s tallest building is now in Taiwan. With a height of 508 meters- and 101 stories above ground and five stories below – the Taipei 101 building has surpassed the 462-meter Sears Tower in Chicago and the 451-meter Petronas Twin Tower in Malaysia to acquire the title “world’s tallest building.”

Designed by world-renowned architect C.Y. Lee, the exterior of the building resembles bamboo segments, with eight stories to each segment because the number “8” signifies prosperous growth. Taipei 101 also has the world’s fastest elevators. These can transport passengers to the 89th-floor observatory in a mere 39 seconds. Each one of these 1000-meter-per-minute elevators cost more than NT$68 million. This gigantic building in the XinYi District is a miniature city with securities, financial, and business headquarters, plus entertainment and shopping. If you come to Taiwan, you have to come to the Taipei 101 building. Several companies plan to open their largest Taiwan store here, and provide customers with the most complete selection of products and services. Welcome to Taiwan.

written by alice26992 on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #analog #art #culture

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