Taipei 101 at night
|Tallest in the world from 2004 to 2010[I]|
|Preceded by||Petronas Towers|
|Surpassed by||Burj Khalifa|
|Location||Xinyi District, Taipei, Republic of China|
|Opening||December 31, 2004|
|Cost||NT$ 58 billion
(US$ 1.80 billion)
|Roof||449.2 m (1,473.8 ft)|
|Top floor||439 m (1,440.3 ft)|
|Floor count||101 (+5 basement floors)|
|Floor area||193,400 m2 (2,081,700 sq ft)|
|Elevators||61 Toshiba/KONE elevators, including double-deck shuttles and 2 high speed observatory elevators)|
|Design and construction|
|Owner||Taipei Financial Center Corporation|
|Management||Urban Retail Properties Co.|
|Main contractor||KTRT Joint Venture |
|Architect||C.Y. Lee & partners|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
Taipei 101 ((Chinese)) is 101-floor building in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). In 2004, it replaced the Willis Tower (which used to be called the Sears Tower) as the tallest completed building in the world. However, in 2010, it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Taipei 101 holds records for:
- Ground to structural top: 509 m (1,671 ft). The record was formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers at 452 m (1,483 ft)
- Ground to roof: 449 m (1,474 ft). The record was formerly held by the Sears Tower at 442 m (1,451 ft)
- Ground to highest occupied floor: 439 m (1,441 ft). The record was formerly held by the Sears Tower
- Fastest elevator speed: 16.83 m/s (37.5 miles/hour or 60.4 km/h)
- Largest count-down clock on New Year's Eve
Taipei 101 does not hold the record for tallest building from ground to pinnacle. The Sears Tower has two television antennas on top of it, making its height from the ground to the top of the taller antenna 527 m (1,729 ft).
- Official website
- "Taipei 101 - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. http://skyscrapercenter.com/taipei/taipei-101/.
- My E Gov, The E-government Entry Point of Taiwan – Taiwan Yearbook 2005, Wikipedia – List of world's most expensive single objects
- . http://www.kumagaigumi.co.jp/english/tech/skyscrapers.html.
- Taipei 101 at Emporis
- "100 Tallest Buildings in the World" (PDF). Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. http://www.ctbuh.org/Portals/0/Tallest/CTBUH_Tallest100.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
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