Taipei 101 is a supertall skyscraper in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. It was officially classified as the world’s tallest from its opening in 2004 until the 2010 completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tower houses offices and restaurants as well as both indoor and outdoor observatories. It is adjoined by a multilevel shopping mall that has the world’s largest ruyi symbol as an exterior feature.
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Taipei 101 is a supertall skyscraper in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. It was officially classified as the world’s tallest from its opening in 2004 until the 2010 completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. In 2011 Taipei 101 received a Platinum rating under the LEED certification system to become the tallest and largest green building in the world. The tower houses offices and restaurants as well as both indoor and outdoor observatories. It is adjoined by a multilevel shopping mall that has the world’s largest ruyi symbol as an exterior feature. The skyscraper opened on 31 December 2004 to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In 2019, it was named among the 50 most influential skyscrapers in theWorld by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building is expected to save 14. 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, or an 18 percent energy-saving, equivalent to NT$36 million in energy costs each year. On January 4, 2020, the building had a condolence message in lights for the victims of a helicopter crash, which included a number of senior government officials. On April 1, 2020 the Taipei101 shopping center said it was reducing business hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the nation’S first to cut back operations due to pandemic. On February 8, 2020 some passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise linger, quarantined for the coronavirus outbreak of 2019, had visited Tai Taiwan 101 on January 31, at which point none exhibited symptoms.
On March 31, 2002, a crane fell down onto the rooftop of the tower crushing several vehicles and causing several deaths. A major earthquake took place in Taiwan during March 31 2002 – causing five workers and three crane operators to die. A number of crane operators were not not injured in the accident. The first tower column was erected in the summer of 2000. It wasn’t until the summer 2001 that the city granted a license for construction of a 101-story tower on the site. In 2012, the shopping center at the base was expected to be remodeled. It has been named as one of the top 10 most important buildings in the country by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Resources Institute (WWI) The building was designed to withstand the Pacific Ring of Fire’s earthquakes and the region’s tropical storms. The structure is already designed to be energy-efficient, with double-pane windows blocking external heat by 50 percent and recycled water meeting 20–30 percent of the building’s needs. The company applied for a platinum-degree certification with LEED in early 2011. Although the project cost NT$60 million, it is expected to save an 18 per cent energy- saving, equivalent to NT $36 million in annual energy costs per year. It displaced the Bank of America Tower in Manhattan as the World’s tallest and highest-use green building. It also displaced the Environmental Protection Agency building in Florida.
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