Taipei 101

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Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.wikipedia
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Xinyi District, Taipei

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Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
The district includes Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei World Trade Center, National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and various shopping malls and entertainment venues, making it the most cosmopolitan district of Taipei.

Taipei

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Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks, which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Lungshan Temple of Manka, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersed throughout the city.

List of tallest buildings in Taiwan

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It also surpassed the 85-story, 347.5 m Tuntex Sky Tower in Kaohsiung as the tallest building in Taiwan and the 51-story, 244.15 m Shin Kong Life Tower as the tallest building in Taipei.
The tallest building in Taiwan is currently the 101–story Taipei 101, which rises 509.2 m and was completed in 2004.

Burj Khalifa

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The building was officially classified as the world's tallest from 2004 until the 2010 completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 828 m (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m)

Willis Tower

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Upon its completion, Taipei 101 was the world's tallest inhabited building, at 509.2 m as measured to its height architectural top (spire), exceeding the Petronas Towers, which were previously the tallest inhabited skyscraper at 451.9 m. The height to the top of the roof, at 449.2 m, and highest occupied floor, at 439.2 m, surpassed the previous records of 442 m and 412.4 m, respectively; the Willis Tower had previously held that distinction.
By comparison, Taipei 101, built in 2004, cost the equivalent of US$2.21 billion in 2018 dollars.

85 Sky Tower

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It also surpassed the 85-story, 347.5 m Tuntex Sky Tower in Kaohsiung as the tallest building in Taiwan and the 51-story, 244.15 m Shin Kong Life Tower as the tallest building in Taipei.
An antenna increases the pinnacle height to 378 m. Constructed from 1994 to 1997, it is the tallest skyscraper in Kaohsiung, and was the tallest in Taiwan until the completion of Taipei 101.

Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Taipei 101 is owned by Taipei Financial Center Corporation.
The Taipei Financial Center Corporation is a Taiwanese company notable for its ownership of Taipei 101.

Skyscraper

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Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Buildings with sky lobbies include the World Trade Center, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.

Shin Kong Life Tower

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It also surpassed the 85-story, 347.5 m Tuntex Sky Tower in Kaohsiung as the tallest building in Taiwan and the 51-story, 244.15 m Shin Kong Life Tower as the tallest building in Taipei.
Both were overtaken in height by Taipei 101 in 2004.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Taipei 101's records for roof height and highest occupied floor briefly passed to the Shanghai World Financial Center in 2008, which in turn yielded these records as well to the Burj.
Before construction on the roof was completed, the SWFC's total height was scheduled to be 509.2 m so that it would exceed the height of the Taipei 101, but a height limit was imposed, allowing the roof to reach a maximum height of 492 metres.

New Year's Eve

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Taipei 101 claimed the official records for the world's tallest sundial and the world's largest New Year's Eve countdown clock.
The most prominent New Year's event in Taiwan is a major fireworks show launched from the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei.

Tuned mass damper

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RWDI designed a 660 t steel pendulum that serves as a tuned mass damper, at a cost of NT$132 million (US$4 million).
* Taipei 101 skyscraper — Contains the world's largest and heaviest tuned mass dampers, at 660 MT.

Typhoon Soudelor

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On 8 August 2015, strong winds from Typhoon Soudelor swayed the main damper by 100 cm – the largest movement ever recorded by the damper.
These winds caused Taipei 101's tuned mass damper to sway a record 100 cm. Taiping Mountain in eastern Taiwan's Yilan County saw the heaviest rains from the typhoon, with accumulations peaking at 52.52 in.

Observation deck

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Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observation deck (88th and 89th floor) and an Outdoor Observation deck (91st floor).

Ariel Moscovici

These include: German artist Rebecca Horn's Dialogue between Yin and Yang in 2002 (steel, iron), American artist Robert Indiana's 1-0 in 2002 and Love in 2003 (aluminum), French artist Ariel Moscovici's Between Earth and Sky in 2002 (rose de la claret granite), Taiwanese artist Chung Pu's Global Circle In 2002 (black granite, white marble), British artist Jill Watson's City Composition in 2002 (Bronze), and Taiwanese artist Kang Mu Hsiang's Infinite Life in 2013 (aluminum).
Moscovici's public art work Between Sky and Earth, was installed at Taipei 101 in 2003.

RWDI

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RWDI designed a 660 t steel pendulum that serves as a tuned mass damper, at a cost of NT$132 million (US$4 million).
The firm has conducted wind engineering on projects including the London Millennium Bridge, International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, Petronas Towers in Malaysia, Freedom Tower on the WTC Site, the second span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Taipei 101 Tower, and the mega-skyscraper Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building.

Double-deck elevator

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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 the fastest ascending speeds in the world.
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Rebecca Horn

These include: German artist Rebecca Horn's Dialogue between Yin and Yang in 2002 (steel, iron), American artist Robert Indiana's 1-0 in 2002 and Love in 2003 (aluminum), French artist Ariel Moscovici's Between Earth and Sky in 2002 (rose de la claret granite), Taiwanese artist Chung Pu's Global Circle In 2002 (black granite, white marble), British artist Jill Watson's City Composition in 2002 (Bronze), and Taiwanese artist Kang Mu Hsiang's Infinite Life in 2013 (aluminum).
One would think that a large tinted lens exists for protection and cover, but it also has the effect of drawing attention to the person or figure behind it. The paradox of looking out and looking back is explored in her installation piece for Taipei 101, Dialogue between Yin and Yang (2002).

Alain Robert

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On 25 December 2004, French rock and urban climber Alain Robert made an authorized climb to the top of the pinnacle in four hours.
Robert scaled Taipei 101 on 25 December 2004, a few days before its grand opening as the tallest building in the world.

Robert Indiana

These include: German artist Rebecca Horn's Dialogue between Yin and Yang in 2002 (steel, iron), American artist Robert Indiana's 1-0 in 2002 and Love in 2003 (aluminum), French artist Ariel Moscovici's Between Earth and Sky in 2002 (rose de la claret granite), Taiwanese artist Chung Pu's Global Circle In 2002 (black granite, white marble), British artist Jill Watson's City Composition in 2002 (Bronze), and Taiwanese artist Kang Mu Hsiang's Infinite Life in 2013 (aluminum).
Other well-known works by Indiana include: his painting the unique basketball court formerly used by the Milwaukee Bucks in that city's MECCA Arena, with a large M shape taking up each half of the court; his sculpture in the lobby of Taipei 101, called 1-0 (2002, aluminum), using multicoloured numbers to suggest the conduct of world trade and the patterns of human life; and the works he created in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks and exhibited in New York in 2004 called the Peace Paintings.

Yokohama Landmark Tower

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At 60.6 km per hour, 16.83 m per second, or 1010 m/min, the speed of Taipei 101's elevators 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 per second (45.0 km/h, 28.0 mi/h).
The elevators' speed record was surpassed by elevators of Taipei 101 (60.6 km/h, 37.7 mi/h) in 2004.

List of tallest buildings in Taipei

List of tallest buildings in Taipei
The tallest building in Taipei is currently the 101–story Taipei 101, which rises 509.2 m and was completed in 2004.

Elevator

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At 60.6 km per hour, 16.83 m per second, or 1010 m/min, the speed of Taipei 101's elevators 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 per second (45.0 km/h, 28.0 mi/h).
Double deck elevators are used in the Taipei 101 office tower.

Pagoda

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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).
Taipei 101 in Taiwan, record setter for height (508m) in 2004 and currently the world's fourth tallest completed building.

Felix Baumgartner

On 12 December 2007, Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartner survived an unauthorized parachute jump from the 91st floor.
On 12 December 2007, he became the first person to jump from the 91st floor observation deck of the then-tallest completed building in the world, Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan.