Sunday Snapshot: Taipei 101 [Taipei, Taiwan]

Taipei 101 is an iconic structure in the heart of the Xinyi District in Taipei. It was constructed in 2004 and still boasts the fastest elevator in the world (according to Guinness World Records). In 2004, the structure was named the tallest building in the world. It held that title until dethroned by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai six years later. Today, it’s a must see tourist attraction and the epicenter for New Years Eve celebrations in Taiwan.

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Taipei 101 at night

 

For more information:

Taipei Financial Center Site

http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

Taipei 101 Mall Guide

http://www2.taipei-101.com.tw/MALL/en/index.aspx

Guinness World Records

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/fastest-lift-(elevator)/