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    Taipei 101 台北101 / 臺北10, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District,Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest award in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and became the tallest and largest green building in the world. Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily byKTRT Joint Venture. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening, and received the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award.Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.

    Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition (see Symbolism). Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and clubs.

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    Official Name Taipei 101
    Type building
    Status completed
    Country Taiwan Province, PRC
    City Taipei
    Building Function office
    Structural Material composite
    Start of Construction 1999
    Completion 2004
    Global Ranking #2 tallest building in the world

    Regional ranking
    #1 tallest building in Asia (excluding the Middle East)

    National Ranking
    #1 tallest building in Taiwan Province, PRC

    City Ranking
    #1 tallest building in Taipei



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    Height: Architectural 508.0 meter / 1667 feet
    Height: Occupied 438.0 meter / 1437 feet
    Height: To Tip 508.0 meter / 1667 feet
    Height: Observatory 438.0 meter / 1437 feet
    Floors Above Ground 101
    Floors Below Ground 5
    # of Elevators 61
    Top Elevator Speed 16.8 m/s
    Tower GFA 193,400 m² / 2,081,740 ft²
    Development GFA 357,719 m² / 3,850,455 ft²
    # of Parking Spaces 1839













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