"The Landmark of Taiwan - Taipei 101"
Here are some introduction about the building:
Taipei 101 (台北101）also known as the Taipei 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. Taipei 101 designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT joint venture and numerous subcontractors including Samsung C & T received the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award. The tower has served as an Icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. Fireworks launched from Taiwan 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.
Taiwan 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The name of the tower reflects its floor count, The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition. Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoins the tower houses to hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and clubs.
Taipei 101 is owned by the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) and managed by the International division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago. The name4 originally planned for the building, Taipei World Financial Center (Until 2003) was derived from the name of the owner. The original name in Chinese was literally, Taipei International Financial Center (台北国际金融中心).
Taipei 101, like many of its neighbors, shows the influence of Feng Shui philosophy. An example appears in the form of large granite fountain at the intersection of Songlian Road and and Xinyi Road near the tower's east entrance. A ball at the fountain's top spins toward the tower. As a work of public art, the tower offers a contrast to the tower in texture even as it design echoes the tower's rhythms. Yet the fountain also serves a practical function in Feng Shui philosophy. A "T" intersection near the entrance of a building represents a potential drain of positive energy or from a structure and its occupants. Flowing water placed at such spots remedy the situation by generating a positive inward flow of CHI. The fountain applies a tradition solution to a tradition challenge yet its design remains modern.
Taipei 101 merges ancient motif and ideas with modern techniques and materials. As a landmark it renew by the symbolism of all tall towers as cosmic centers. Its interplaying symbols speak of optimism, abundance and the ever-renewing cycle of time.
"Day View Of Taipei 101"
"Night View Of Taipei 101"
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