Taipei 101
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Architect C. Y. Lee & Partners
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Location Taipei, Taiwan   map
Date 2003 to 2004   timeline
Building Type commercial office tower, skyscraper, shopping center
 Construction System concrete and steel megaframe, glass cladding
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Neo-Regionalist Modern
Notes The new world's tallest building. Said to have world's largest tuned mass damper.
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"Taipei 101, the world's tallest building, will be officially inaugurated in Taipei, Taiwan, on Dec. 31. The 1,666-foot skyscraper tops the previous record holder, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, by 183 feet.

"Designing the 101-story building in the earthquake- and typhoon-prone region presented quite a challenge. Engineers had to account for the fact that the tower stands about 650 feet from a major fault line, and that it will face winds of 100 mph.

"Still, Taipei 101 won't hold the title of world's tallest skyscraper for long. Buildings in Shanghai and Dubai are expected to surpass it, as will the Freedom Tower in New York -- on the World Trade Center site..."

— National Public Radio

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101 floors. Height 509 m (1671 ft)

 

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Sources on Taipei 101

"Taiwan On Top", by Ian Morley, ArchitectureWeek No. 230, 2005.0302, pB1.1.

World's Tallest Building to Open in TaipeiNPR, December 30, 2004

World's tallest skyscraper opens in TaipeiFinancial Times, January 3, 2005

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