Wednesday, September 21, 2005

World's 10 Tallest Buildings


Topping off at 508m inclusive of spire:

Taipei 101, whose pinnacle reached full height on Oct. 9, 2003, ... will house retail facilities on Levels 1-4; a fitness center on Levels 5-6; offices on Levels 7-84; restaurants on Levels 86-88; observation decks on Levels 89, 91, and 101; and communication facilities on Levels 92-100.

There is a station for the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) beneath the building awaiting the eventual construction of the Hsinyi line.

On December 15, 2004, Toshiba installed the world's two fastest elevators. With top speeds of 1010 m/min, observation deck visitors can whiz from Level B1 to 89 in 39 seconds.

A 900-ton tuned mass damper is installed on the 87th floor to counter earthquakes and typhoons.

5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!