Taipei 101

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Taipei 101
台北101[1]

Taipei 101 at night
Record height
Tallest in the world from 2004 to 2010[I]
Preceded by Petronas Towers
Surpassed by Burj Khalifa
General information
Location Xinyi District, Taipei, Republic of China
Coordinates 25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E / 25.03361°N 121.565°E / 25.03361; 121.565Coordinates: 25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E / 25.03361°N 121.565°E / 25.03361; 121.565
Construction started 1999[2]
Completed 2004[2]
Opening December 31, 2004
Cost NT$ 58 billion
(US$ 1.80 billion)[3]
Height
Roof 449.2 m (1,473.8 ft)
Top floor 439 m (1,440.3 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 101 (+5 basement floors)[2]
Floor area 193,400 m2 (2,081,700 sq ft)[2]
Elevators 61 Toshiba/KONE elevators, including double-deck shuttles and 2 high speed observatory elevators)
Design and construction
Owner Taipei Financial Center Corporation[2]
Management Urban Retail Properties Co.
Main contractor KTRT Joint Venture [4]
Architect C.Y. Lee & partners[2]
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[2]
Website
taipei-101.com.tw
References
[2][5]

Taipei 101 (Chinese: 台北101 / 臺北101) 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.[6] However, in 2010, it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.[7]

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).

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