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Taipei 101 : Taiwan Skyscraper Building

Taiwanese Skyscraper Building design by C.Y. Lee & Partners, architects

6 Nov, 2016

Taipei 101 Award

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TAIPEI 101 building Taiwan
photo © Taipei Financial

Taipei 101, Taiwan

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable urban design. The organisation’s headquarters are based in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

23 Jan 2013

Taipei 101 – World’s Fastest Elevators

Vertical Velocity : Taiwan Home to World’s Fastest Elevators

The elevators currently the fastest in the world were manufactured by the Japanese corporation Toshiba.

Passengers are catapulted at a speed of 1,010 meters per minute, or 60 km/h, from the fifth to the 89th floor of Taipei 101. The ride in this Ferrari among elevators lasts a mere 37 seconds, at the end of which passengers step out already 382 meters above the ground at the observation floor of Taiwan’s tallest building.

Taipei 101
photo : Daniel Shih

● More information: from Emporis
● Architect: C.Y. Lee & Partners
● Two of the 61 elevators in the building reach the top speed of 1010 m/min. This Taiwanese skyscraper even earned an article in the book of Guinness World Records for it.
● Each of these two high speed elevators cost more than $US 2 million.

Taipei 101 Skyscraper
Date built: 1999-2003
Design: C.Y. Lee & Partners, architects

In 2004 this Taipei skyscraper became the tallest building in the world

449m high; antenna 509m (thus beating Petronas Towers) / 101 storeys

Tallest building in the world ‘ground to pinnacle’ previously: Sears Tower at 527m – 1729ft

Taipei skyscraper images / information from various sources

Location: Taipei, Taiwan, eastern Asia

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