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Taipei 101, Taipei

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An engineering wander constructed to defy cyclones and earthquakes, Taipei 101 held the honor as the tallest building in the world for six years until 2009. The architectural features and elements of the 509 m (1,700 ft) tall tower are fueled with symbolism. Notice how its design resembles an elongated pagoda or a bamboo stick--recalling growth. The number of levels (101) indicates striving for more than perfection, and the number of segments consisting of the same number of floors (eight) stands for good fortune and prosperity. However, its most popular element is the damper that defied the strongest typhoon in history (2015). The skyscraper houses a huge shopping mall on its first five floors, along with restaurants, clubs, and two observation decks on 89th and 91st floors. Use our Taipei online road trip planner to add Taipei 101 and other attractions to your Taipei vacation plans.
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  • The shape of the building is really cool I have to admit, the view on the 89/91 floors is just ok though, the view wasn't horrible, but it was just a bit boring, but it isn't terrible though, just... 
    The shape of the building is really cool I have to admit, the view on the 89/91 floors is just ok though, the view wasn't horrible, but it was just a bit boring, but it isn't terrible though, just...  more »
  • Taipei 101 was once the tallest building on Earth; now it is the tallest building in Taiwan, but it's still exciting. You can get from the first floor to the Observatory in a matter of seconds. As... 
    Taipei 101 was once the tallest building on Earth; now it is the tallest building in Taiwan, but it's still exciting. You can get from the first floor to the Observatory in a matter of seconds. As...  more »

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