Taipei 101 (Cheenese: 臺北101 / 台北101), formerly kent as the Taipei Warld Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper locatit in Xinyi Destrict, Taipei, Taiwan. The biggin ranked offeecially as the warld's tawest frae 2004 til the openin o the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In Julie 2011, the biggin wis awairdit LEED Platinum certification, the heichest awaird in the Leadership in Energy an Environmental Design (LEED) ratin seestem an acame the tawest an lairgest green biggin in the warld.[6] Taipei 101 wis designed bi C.Y. Lee & pairtners an constructit primarily bi KTRT Jynt Venture. In 2001, TFCC haundit ower the entire construction authority tae Samsung C&T Corporation tae expedite the process an tae save KTRT Jynt Venture's loss. The construction wis finished in 2004. The touer haes served as an icon o modren Taiwan ever syne its openin. Firewirks launched frae Taipei 101 feature prominently in internaitional New Year's Eve broadcasts an the structur appears frequently in travel leeterature an internaitional media.

Taipei 101
臺北101 / 台北101
Ither namesTaipei Financial Center
Record hicht
Hie-est in the warld frae 2004 tae 2010[I]
Whit cam aforePetronas Touers
Whit cam efterBurj Khalifa
General information
KyndCommercial affices
LocationXinyi Destrict
Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinates25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E / 25.03361°N 121.56500°E / 25.03361; 121.56500
Biggin stairtit1999[1]
OpeninDecember 31, 2004
CostNT$ 58 billion
US$1.8 billion)
AwnerTaipei Financial Center Corporation
ManagementUrban Retail Properties
Airchitectural509 m (1,669.9 ft)
Ruif449.2 m (1,473.8 ft)
Tap fluir439 m (1,440.3 ft)
Observatory391.8 m (1,285.4 ft)
Technical details
Fluir coont101
5 below grund
Fluir aurie193,400 m2 (2,081,700 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators61 Toshiba/KONE elevators,
includin double-deck shuttles
an 2 heich speed
observatory elevators)
Design an construction
AirchitectC.Y. Lee & Partners
Structural ingineerThornton Tomasetti
Main contractorSamsung Engineerin
an Construction Company
Kumagai Gumi
Taiwan Kumagai
RSEA Engineering
Ta-You-Wei Construction[1]

Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors abuin ground an 5 floors unnerground. The biggin wis architecturally creatit as a seembol o the evolution o technology an Asian tradeetion (see Seembolism). Its postmodrenist approach tae style incorporates tradeetional design elements an gives them modren treatments. The touer is designed tae wistaund typhoons an yirdquauks. A multi-level shoppin maw adjoinin the touer hooses hundreds o fashionable stores, restaurants an clubs.

Taipei 101 is awned bi the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) an managed bi the Internaitional diveesion o Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago. The name originally planned for the biggin, Taipei Warld Financial Center, til 2003, wis derived frae the name o the awner. The oreeginal name in Cheenese wis literally, Taipei Internaitional Financial Center (Cheenese: 臺北國際金融中心).


  1. a b c d Taipei 101 at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. "Samsung C&T Projects". Samsung Engineering and Construction Company. Archived frae the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 1 Mairch 2012.
  3. Taipei 101 at Emporis
  4. Taipei 101 at SkyscraperPage
  5. Taipei 101 at Structurae
  6. "World's Tallest Green Building". 10 August 2011.

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