Taipei 101

Asian Geographic - - Celebratin­g Outstandin­g Brands In Asia -

CY Lee de­signed Taipei 101 as a green build­ing, and it is also built to with­stand ty­phoons and earth­quake tremors, which are com­mon to the area. At the time of its com­ple­tion in 2004, it was the first build­ing to break the 500-me­tre mark in height, stand­ing at 508 me­tres. Its post­mod­ern style fuses with Asian and Chi­nese el­e­ments, and its two el­e­va­tors travel from the fifth to the 89th floor in a breath­tak­ing 37 sec­onds. There is not only an ob­ser­va­tion desk to ab­sorb the sights and sky­line, but also a mu­seum where the build­ing’s ar­chi­tec­tural feats are ex­plained and cel­e­brated. Taipei 101 also houses a shop­ping mall, food court and restau­rants, and an in­ter­na­tional gro­cery store.

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