Taipei 101, Taipei

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    Taipei 101

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 4, 2014

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    We visited Taipei 101 building in a weekday evening. It was rather quiet with less crowd not only outside the building but also inside during our visit. Taipei 101 is the tallest architectural building in Taiwan. It ranks 5th tallest building in the world in 2014 after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca, and One World Trade Center in NYC. The design of squares and tall Chinese architectural building is not as impressive as other skyscrapers I have seen in other Asian cities, like the Petronas Twin Towers, Shanghai World Financial Center, Kingkey 100 in Shenzhen, or many other iconic towers I have seen in Hong Kong. But Taipei 101 has been truly beautiful of each new year eve countdowns with light up of fireworks since 2004.

    There are food courts and a supermarket on the lower ground floor and luxurious shopping mall on the 1st to 5th floor. The shopping mall has luxurious branded boutiques and shops like Dior, LV and etc. I believe the average middle class Taiwaneses do not shop here, mostly rich Chinese tourists.

    We did enjoy seeing the luxury interior design of the mall and some art display outside the main entrance. The jade ball floating in the water fountain would have some Feng Sui element that gives good luck to the business of the Taipei 101.

    You can also visit the Taipei 101 Observatory. The ticket booth is on the 5th floor of the shopping mall. It costs NT$500 per adult to go up to 89th Floor to have a panorama view of Taipei City.

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    visit taipei 101 tower

    by hanspeter_W. Written Oct 7, 2013

    as third tallest building in the world the Taipei 101 tower is easy to be seen from everywhere in and around Taipei..
    it is worth the visit to the platform on aorund 380 meter high as view is spectacular

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  • It's just another tall building

    by MavarickChng Written Nov 5, 2011

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    Alight at Taipei Cityhall station, exit to the surface and you should be able to see which direction you need to go. Taipei 101 is the tallest building in Taipei and if you can't find it.....

    Nothing spectacular except being just another TALL building.

    You should be able to find all the branded goods in their tiny mall but Taiwan is not the place to shop for branded goods.

    My wife saw a Gucci Handbag at Singapore - SGD$2900+
    The same one in Taiwan cost SGD$3700+ in Taipei !!! Thats about USD $700+ more!!!

    Allocate 1-2 hours for this site and thats it.

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    fast and high

    by xaver Written Oct 10, 2011

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    Taipei 101 building has been ranked as the tallest in the world betwen 2004 and 2010 when its place was taken by Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
    I think the real experience in this building is the lift as it's really fast and, inside you can follow its speed.
    The building has 101 floors above grounds and 5 under ground.
    Ticket costs around 10€.

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    The King of Buildings...

    by THLIN Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It's the highest building in the world at the moment. This building has 101 floors, and it's how it derive its name from...Taipei 101.
    At the moment, visitors are not allowed to visit on the top floor but I believe one day it'd be okay to view Taipei from this artificial beauty.
    Also there is a vareity of choice for dining in the buliding. From the East to the West, also there is one of the best buffets in the city.
    Inside, there are many world famous shops, such as Prada, Fendi and so on. For teenagers, there are also young brand name such as Tommy Hilfiger

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    Taipei 101-- second-tallest building in the world

    by rkearns Written Jan 9, 2011

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    A must-see, this building is impressive, to say the least.

    Go to the observation deck on floor 89 (there are 101 floors in total). The cost is around 400NTD which is about $13USD. (2011)

    Sometimes the outdoor observation deck is closed due to weather, but you can still have a 360 degree view from inside. There are historical facts about Taiwan, as well as an audio tour that comes with the price of entry.

    Taipei 101 has the fastest elevator in the world, traveling about 37 mph. The trip to the observation deck from the main floor takes about 20 seconds!!!

    Also, if you happen to be in Taipei for the new year, there is a spectacular firework show that is displayed at the building itself, literally shot off the building. Photos just don't do it justice. Yay Republic of China!!

    before the firework show, new year's eve the firework show off taipei 101 firework show view from inside the observation deck

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    Taipei 101

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 3, 2009

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    This used to be the tallest building on earth, the first building to pass the half kilometer mark but since has been taken over by the Burj al Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It is quiet an odd feature as it sticks out of Taipei with only smaller buildings surrounding it.
    Contained within is a circular 660-tonne tuned mass damper to counter seismic and wind-induced movement. It is constructed from 41 steel plates, is suspended from eight steel cables, rests on eight viscous dampers and can move five feet or a meter and a half laterally in any direction. This is needed as Taiwan is an earth quake region and gets battered by monsoon rains and winds every year.

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    Taipei 101 - Elevator

    by MikeAtSea Updated Apr 3, 2009

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    Travelling to the 89th floor of Taipei 101 one uses the currently fastest elevator on earth. The travelling time to the top is just over 38 seconds, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute. Going down it feels a bit like a crash landing in a Boeing 747 :-) but of course a safe crash landing. Going up and down the elevator attandent provides commentary in Chinese, English and Japanese.

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    Taipei 101

    by akikonomu Written Nov 24, 2008

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    Tallest skyscraper in Taiwan and the world in September 2008. The lower levels comprise of luxury boutiques and restaurants, followed by offices and the viewing gallery on the 89th storey. The elevator takes less than 20s to shoot its way up to the viewing gallery and there is a health warning that it's not suitable for patients with heart ailments!

    The admission fee to the vieweing gallery is ok but there isn't much to see except for an aerial view of the city, souvenir shop to buy and send a postcard and other memorabilia, gallery on how the tower is constructed to shock proof against earthquakes. Guess the elevator experience is worth the money...

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    Taipei 101 (yi ling yi)

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 8, 2008

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    101 is now the 2nd tallest building in the world, you can see it tower over the city skies, located in the east district, you can take the elevator to the top for 300NT (10 USD). On the first 5 floors is a shopping mall including Jason's ozzy supermarket and Page 1 (English book store).

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    Enjoy(?) the View from Taipei 101

    by MINOSUKE Updated Jun 25, 2008

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    Taipei 101 is the world's tallest building. It has 101 stories.
    You can go up to the 89th floor and enjoy the view of Taipei City. The elevator takes you to the floor in only 37 seconds. (It costs you 400 Taiwan dollars.)
    At the 89th floor, you can listen to the explanation of the view in all directions through the ear phone they rent you.
    The view is so splendid. But I thought it was not view from an building but a view from an airplane. For a person who is not good at being at a very high place like me, 89th floor is too high to enjoy the view. I felt sick in my heart when I went up to the window to take pictures. After coming down to the ground floor, it took time for my heart to return normal.

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    Taipei 101

    by salisbury3933 Written Apr 22, 2008

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    The high speed elevator takes you up to the 89th floor in around about 35 seconds, from where a view of Taipei awaits.

    For the time being anyway, it is the tallest building in the world, and so has some novelty value in that respect.

    NT$400 for adults.

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    Taipei 101

    by aukahkay Written Dec 15, 2007

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    Taipei 101 is the first building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height. It was the first "world's tallest building" to be constructed in the new millennium. At 508m,
    Taipei 101 is designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors common in its area of the Asia-Pacific. Planners aimed for a structure that could withstand gale winds of 60 meters per second. A 662 metric ton steel pendulum that serves as a tuned mass damper is suspended from the 92nd to the 88th floor. The pendulum sways to offset movements in the building caused by strong gusts. Its sphere, the largest damper sphere in the world, consists of 41 layered steel plates, each with a height of 125 mm being welded together to form a 5.5-meter diameter sphere. Another two tuned mass dampers, each weighing 4.5 tons, sit at the tip of the spire. These prevent cumulative damage to the structure due to strong wind loads.
    Taipei 101's characteristic blue-green glass curtain walls are double glazed and offer heat and UV protection.

    Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observatory (floor 89) and an Outdoor Observatory (floor 91).[23] Both offer 360-degree views and attract visitors from around the world.

    The Indoor Observatory stands 382 meters above ground and may be reached by high-speed elevators from the shopping mall fifth floor. It offers visitors a comfortable indoor environment, large windows with UV protection, recorded voice tours in seven languages, informative displays and special exhibits. Here one may view the skyscraper's main damper, and buy food, drinks and gift items. It costs NT350 to go up to the Indoor Observatory. For an additional charge of NT100, a staircase takes visitors up two more flights to the Outdoor Observatory.

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    Taipei 101

    by Mr.Sparkle Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Taipei 101 is a multifunctional skyscraper which was still under construction when I was last in Taipei, so I couldn’t go in to see a bird’s eye view of the city. What a tease. Hard to believe that Taipei is home to the tallest building in the world, or so told this would be when finished.

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    Taipei 101

    by agc Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    You pay only NT$350 to go up this 500 metre Prick of the city. NT$350 will only bring you up to the 89th floor. Pay NT$100 more and you get to go all the way up to the roof. I think its really worth it. When go up there, you get 360 degrees of unobstructed Taipei City view. Bring a good Windbreaker because the wind is really strong up there.

    Youth travellers do present your Taiwan Youth Card (sure doesn't looks like a card) to the cashier and in order to get a NT$50 discount.

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