Taipei 101 Tower (Taiwan)

Taipei 101 is a 101 floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Taipei 101 is the world's tallest completed skyscraper.
Taipei 101 has 101 stories above ground and five underground.
Ground to the highest architectural structure (Spire) was 509.2 m.

The main entrance of Taipei 101

Ticket for the Indoor Observatory.
The price for the ticket is NTD:320 = RM32.00

Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observatory at 89 floors. It offer 360-degree views.
The Indoor Observatory stands 383.4 m above the ground and can be reached by the fastest elevator in the world from the shopping mall's 5th floor. It takes only 37 seconds to arrive at the 89th floor.

View from the Indoor Observatory.

Taipei 101 is designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake common in its area of the Asia-Pacific. Taipei 101 has designed a 660 metric tons steel pendulum that serves as a "tuned mass damper". It was suspended from the 92nd to the 88th floor.

A Tuned mass Damper is a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage, or outright structural failure caused by the vibration.

The location of the Taipei 101's largest Tuned Mass Damper.

The Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101 was born on 01/10/2004

Taipei 101's Shopping mall.


cc said...

Been there in February during CNY. I like the logo and their mascot. :)

Anonymous said...

wah, i wanna go too :)

cbenc12 said...

ahhh. i missed taipei.. but when i was there, it was quite foggy, couldnt take nice pic of the 101

Victor Kiu said...

CC: I like the logo too.

Antz: Let's organize a trip to taipei next time!!

cbenc12: I missed taipei and thier food!

Bengbeng said...

cool victor n antz can go on a trip together :) best wishes ( blink blink hahahahah )

Victor Kiu said...

haha, wanna go together beng?