Taipei 101 Height
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Taipei 101 Height – How Tall?

Taipei 101 height is 509 m (1669.95 ft).

Meters: 509 m
Feet: 1669.948 ft
Inches: 20039.37 in
Kilometers: 0.509 km
Miles: 0.3162779 mi
Nautical miles: 0.274838 nmi
Yards: 556.6492 yd
Light-years: 5.380249159E-15 ly.

About Taipei 101

The Taipei 101, is a tall skyscraper that surpassed the Petronas towers to become the world’s tallest building, before itself being surpassed by the Burj Khalifa.

Taipei 101 is located in Xinyi Special District, Xinyi District Taipei, Taiwan of the Republic of China. Its location coordinates are 25°2′1″N 121°33′54″E.

Observation Deck & Tuned Mass Damper

The Taipei 101 has a massive tuned mass damper- a massive pendulum that cost NT$132 million (US$4 million) to install. This massive pendulum helps to dampen the effects of strong winds. The tuned mass damper is a very popular tourist attraction.

The Taipei 101 also has two types of observation deck. An indoor observation deck on the 88th and 89th floors and an outdoor observation deck on the 91st floor. Tickets for touring the observation decks hovers around NT$500 (US$17).

Other Facts

  1. The Taipai 101 has the second-fastest elevator on earth, traveling at 60.6 km/h (37.7 mph). The fastest elevators on earth are now in the Shanghai Tower.
  2. It was at one point the world’s tallest building before been surpassed in 2010, by Burj Khalifa.
  3. The building can withstand earthquakes and typhoons.
  4. The Taipei 101 is owned by Taipei Financial Center Corporation.
  5. The construction of the building began in 1999 and was finished in 2004.
  6. The building was opened to the general public on 31 December 2004.
  7. The Taipei 101, follows a postmodern architectural style.
  8. The estimated cost of erecting this massive building is NT$ 58 billion
    (US$1.934 billion).
  9. The building has 101 floors, 4 of those floors are below ground. It also has 61 elevators/lifts.
  10. It was designed by Chinese architect C.Y. Lee & Partners.
  11. The total floor area in the entire building is estimated at 412,500 m2(4,440,100 sq ft).
  12. The building is covered in blue-green glass. This makes the Tapei 101, even more unique. This glass reduces the intensity of the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays.
  13. The whole building symbolized the renewal of time.
  14. The tower was also among one of the first buildings, to have double-deck elevators.
  15. Finally, Taipei 101 height is 509 m (1669.95 ft)