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Taipei 101, the Symbol of Eastern Essence and Future Vision

Every major city has a landmark representing its spirit and vision, so does Taiwan. Taiwan is an island located South East of China; with its geographical location in which Japan and Korea lie in the North, while Indonesia and Singapore...

by Juliana Chen
June 14th, 2016
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Every major city has a landmark representing its spirit and vision, so does Taiwan. Taiwan is an island located South East of China; with its geographical location in which Japan and Korea lie in the North, while Indonesia and Singapore lie in the South, Taiwan has had international influences and has played an important role in the global economy. In 2004, Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world till 2009, was completed and has stood proudly in Xinyi, the most thriving district in the capital: Taipei City. The outer design features 8 trapezoid sections; 8 is an auspicious number in Eastern culture and the sections symbolize the steps envisioning the growth (from ground) and reaching the future (to sky).

One of the special features of Taipei 101 is the inside structure that holds the world’s heaviest and largest wind damper, suspending between 87th-92nd floor. The purpose of the damper is to secure the balance of the skyscraper during the earthquake and typhoon season, and is allowed for public visit. Taipei 101 also features a large shopping mall for luxurious brands and refined dining locations, world-class office environment for international companies, and an observatory for panorama view. Taipei 101 serves as a significant symbol, holding an extraordinary firework every New Year Eve in wish for prosperous future.

www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

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