Taipei 101










Taipei 101 - the skyscraper, located in Taiwan's capital Taipei. Storey skyscraper is 101 floor, height - 508 meters (along with spire). At the lower floors are shopping centres, located on the upper offices. The second highest building in the world.

The construction of a skyscraper began in 1999. The formal opening was held on November 17, 2003, put into operation on December 31, 2003.

In this skyscraper are the fastest elevators in the world - they are raised at a speed of 63 km / h. On the first floor prior to the Review area at 89 - m can be reached with just 39.

The cost amounted to 1.7 billion skyscraper dollars.

The building of glass, steel and aluminum supports 380 concrete pillars, each of which goes into the ground at 80 m. The danger of caving in hurricane or earthquake reduces huge ball-pendulum placed between 87 and 91 floors. According to engineers, the tower will be able to withstand the high volatility during the years of 2500.

December 25, 2004 Tower conquered "spiderman" Alain Robert. Height subdue him for 4 hours, although initially he had planned to spend the entire 2 hours.
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Status Complete
Constructed 1999-2004
Antenna/Spire 509.2 m (1,670.60 ft)
Roof 449.2 m (1,473.75 ft)
Top floor 439.2 m (1,440.94 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 101
Floor area 412,500 m² (4.4401×106 sq ft)
Elevator count 61, including double-deck shuttles and 2 high speed observatory elevators)
Cost NT$58 billion (US$1.76 billion)
Architect C.Y. Lee
Contractor KTRT Joint Venture,
Samsung Engineering & Construction
Owner Taipei Financial Center Corp.
Management Urban Retail Properties Co.