Taipei 101: Taiwan Skyscraper Building

Taipei 101 Building, Taiwan Architecture Design, Taiwanese Tower

Taipei 101 : Taiwan Skyscraper Building

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

6 Nov, 2016
CTBUH Awards

Performance Award

TAIPEI 101 building Taiwan
photo © Taipei Financial

Taipei 101, Taiwan

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.

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Taipei 101
photo : Daniel Shih

Taipei 101

● More information: Taipei 101 (Emporis)
● Architect: C.Y. Lee & Partners
● Two of the 61 elevators in the building reach the top speed of 1010 m/min. Taipei 101 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 Taipei 101 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

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