There has always been a competition between the east Asian countries to build the tallest skyscrapers in the world. In October 2004 Taiwan came up with the massive building with a height of 508 meters. Construction on the 101-story tower started in 1999 and finished in 2004. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition.
The Taipei 101 has a unconventional modern architecture because of its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
Taipei 101 is the first record-setting skyscraper to be constructed in the 21st century. It exhibits a number of technologically advanced features as it provides a center for business and recreation.
The fiber-optic and satellite internet connections permitted transfer speeds up to a gigabyte per second. The double-deck elevators built by the Japanese Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation set a new record in 2004 with the fastest ascending speeds in the world at 60.6 kilometers.
101st floor Summit 101 (Private VIP Club)
92nd – 100th floor Communication
91st floor Outdoor Observatory Deck
88th – 89th floor Indoor Observatory Deck
85th – 86th floor Observatory Restaurant
59th – 84th floor High Zone Office
59th – 60th floor Sky lobbies
35th – 58th floor Mid Zone Office
36th floor Taipei 101 Conference Center
35th – 36th floor Sky lobbies
35th floor Amenities
9th – 34th floor Low Zone Office
B1st – 5th floor Taipei 101 Mall
B5th – B2nd floor Parking Levels
- Taipei 101 has 101 stories above ground and 5 under ground that is why its known as Taipei 101
- It costed about an estimated amount of $700 million
- The damper placed in the 88th floor counters typhoons and earthquakes.