|Taipei 101 - TAIWAN|
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Taipei 101 - TAIWAN
The second official of today came from Taiwan and it shows a nice illustration of the fabulous construction that is now the landmark of Taiwan. The Taipei 101 (it has 101 floors above ground) is a architectural masterpiece (I remember watching with delight to several TV specials on Discovery and NG Channel during and after the construction) and it was at its time the tallest building in the whole world with more than 500m (then Dubai took the title with the giant Burj Khalifa). Thanks Yu-Cheng. This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest award in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture - the construction was finished in 2004.