CRAZY THINGS WE HAVE GOTTA DO BEFORE TINY TEDDY ARRIVES!
Friday, July 15, 2005
Reaching 508m into the sky above the Hsinyi district, Taipei 101 is currently the official world's tallest building in the categories of highest structurally, highest roof, and highest occupied floor.
Taipei 101 began construction in 1999 and was finished in 2004. It has 101 floors and 5 basement floors with a total floor area of 412,500 m� and 61 elevators.
A 900-ton tuned mass damper is installed on the 87th floor to counter earthquakes and typhoons.
On March 31st, 2002, five construction workers were killed when a 6.8 earthquake caused two cranes to fall from the 56th floor.
The spire contains a stairway that will eventually give access to the very top of the building (508 meters).