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When - I went to the 101 Building in Taiwan





little_liquorice


The 101 Building in Taipei, Taiwan.
I went there earlier this year during my four day trip to Taiwan.
It's a pretty impressive building, with a lot of upscale shops, and pretty decoration ("glass, we need more glass. Glass is the key to natural lighting and high electricity bills")

Truth be told though, the only thing I was really interested in while I was there was the huge PageOne store that was located on the top floor. (Books, people, books!)
Nothingatall
Are there 101 floors in that building?!!

The building doesn't seem that tall!!
Nillis
Nothingatall wrote:
Are there 101 floors in that building?!!

The building doesn't seem that tall!!


Your eyes are playing tricks on you Razz

The Taipei 101 is actually the tallest building in the world by three of the four standards designated by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

It holds the records for:

Arrow Ground to structural top: 508 m (1667 ft), a record formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers at 452 m (1483ft).

Arrow Ground to roof: 448 m (1470 ft). Formerly held by the Sears Tower (442 m = 1454ft)

Arrow Ground to highest occupied floor: 438 m (1437 ft). Formerly held by the Sears Tower.

The only record it didn't break is this one:

Arrow Ground to pinnacle, which is held by the Sears Tower 529 m (1703ft).


source: wikipedia.org

The lesson to be learned, do not always trust your eyes. Reality is relative... Wink
little_liquorice
Wow, that is more than I knew about the building. Ofcourse, I wasn't really paying much attention Laughing

The things you learn everyday...

And I took that photo with one of those disposable cameras (my digital camera died just before the Taiwan trip and the camera itself was sitting in the repairer's shop when I took this photo). For a disposable camera, the photo came out okay.
mceejaydee
wow tall building Very Happy
frozenhead
There's one thing i'm sure of...

I will feel really dizzy of I am on a top of a skycrapper.. Mad

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Huhnteufel
that's a beautiful picture....
Dillian
nice pics.
luxtu
huge bulding Shocked
makiyo
i love the club Mint101 at 101 B1
prillan
wonderful building. I also wanna go there Sad.
Nice photo, got any more ?
little_liquorice
Thanks for the all the feedback! Embarassed

I haven't been anywhere new yet, so I haven't taken any new photos, but I'll keep it in mind Laughing
haris3
[b][u]REally nice building. i love drawing buildings.

Love art, graphic design major.

Favorite thing is drawing buildings (perspective).

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Tvis
OMG Shocked

I need to go there...I'm a huge fan of high buildings, the higher, the better, architecture...wow...

Great picture by the way, keep on sending them if you have more...I believe they are building something in Shanghai right now that will be higher, isn't that true??
Dragonfly
Magnificient building.. looks like the it has got button if press the building will shrink and expand it again if press again... Tower buildings like this give a sense of pride to the country..... good post.
chihouse
It is a terrific hosting in Taiwan.Actually,My home is next to Taipei 101.
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