Taipei 101 Tower, located in the financial and trade zone of Taipei Xinyi District, is the tallest building in the world between 2004 and 2010.
Taipei 101 Tower
Taipei 101 Tower covers an area of 1.53 million square meters and 398,000 square meters and a height of 508 meters. It consists of 101 storeys of office tower and 6 storeys of commercial skirt building with a height of 60 meters and 5 storeys of underground floor. Every 8 storeys is a structural unit with an inclination of 7 degrees. It is continuous with each other and overlapping with each other, forming a group of independent space in each 8 storeys. The wind field effect on the ground caused by airflow from high-rise buildings is separated by greening planting areas, and the walls are transparent and heat-insulating curtain glass; the area of the 101 floor is only 3.3 square meters. Taipei 101 Tower is designed by architects Li Zuyuan and Wang Chongping. The foundation pile of the building is composed of 382 reinforced concrete columns, and the periphery of the building is composed of 8 reinforced concrete columns. Tuned mass dampers are installed in the building to achieve the effect of earthquake prevention. The exterior wall lighting of the building will display special characters or graphics on the exterior wall with the theme of festivals. The fireworks display device of Taipei 101 Tower will display skyscraper-style fireworks with different Festival subjects.
Taipei 101 Tower has not only broken the record of the world's tallest building, but also selected the world's Guinness record for its elevators. The maximum speed of the two sightseeing elevators in the building is about 1000 meters per minute, equivalent to 60 km/h. In addition, there are also the world's longest-distance elevators in the building.