Saturday Photo Hunt: Architecture

Theme: Architecture

Taipei 101 is the world’s tallest building so far. There are others that surpass its height but they are still under construction. So until those are finished, Taipei 101 reigns the skies.
I took these photos when hubby and I went to Taiwan in June 2005.

Taipei 101 is an amazing piece of architecture because of several superlatives:

  1. The world’s tallest building, measuring 509 meters from ground to top (not including the antenna).
  2. It’s got the world’s fastest passenger elevators, with a speed of up to 1,010 meters/minute. It only takes an ear-splitting 38 seconds to get to the 89th floor, where the Observatory is.
  3. From the Observatory, one will see the world’s largest wind damper, which weighs about 660 tons. This is supposed to help the tower resist strong winds and quakes, which are quite common in Taiwan.
  4. The Observatory also has Taipei’s most breathtaking view! (Too bad no photos to brag along!)
  5. The first 5 floors house the most upscale couture boutiques and finest restaurants in Taipei.

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36 thoughts on “Saturday Photo Hunt: Architecture

  1. I don’t know if I would go up there ! I am getting already getting dizzy at the second floor lol ! But it’s an amazing construction !

  2. That is amazing, I’d love to be able to go to the top. Thanks for stopping by to visit me and I hope you have a fantastic week.


  3. What a beautiful structure…we have nothing like that in Atlanta! Thank you for sharing and for visiting my site!

  4. Great building. My architecture is of the worlds tallest residential building – although I don’t think it will be for long. Happy weekend.

  5. It has such an unusual shape as well as the height. You almost don’t notice how tall it is from the picture. It would definitely be scary. I’ve been to the top of the Empire State Building but we never took that ride to the top of the Twin Towers. To see the clouds floating beneath you is really something.

  6. What a neat building and terrific photos. Thanks for sharing some information about it with us!

  7. THat is a cool looking building. I’m not sure about those elevators though. The speed would scare me. I’d like to visit those shops though 🙂 Great photo!

  8. Oh my gosh! What tall building. Beautiful too and as you said, it has all the superlatives. Great.
    Thanks for the visit.

  9. Amazing building! I’ve always been impressed by the Taipei 101 especially the detail on it, definitely the tallest at 509m! I’m glad it finally surpassed the Petronas towers in Malaysia, because there was always some debate b/w it and the Sears Tower in Chicago. The roof of the Sears tower is higher than the roof of the Petronas, but because the Petronas included its “spire” in its height and the Sears tower cannot include its antena, the Petronas won out.

    I have to say though, the CN Tower in Toronto is 553.33 m and has the world’s highest public observation deck…. but it’s not really a building like the Taipei 101 🙂

    Thanks for visiting and Happy Hunting!

  10. Hi Chateau. Those are great structures. Thanks for sharing those interesting details about it. A fascinating skyscraper. Wow, that’s a really fast elevator. I wonder how it feels to be inside such a fast elevator. Interesting!

    Thanks for visiting my hunt.

  11. Wow, I’m afraid of heights, I’m not sure I could look down from that! Thanks for stopping by my site! I see you are Filipina too, so we probably have a lot in common!

  12. Well, you do learn something every day; at Saturday Photo Hunt you learn something at every blog you visit.
    Thanks for visiting mine 🙂
    Have a fabulous Saturday,

  13. What an interesting tall building. Thank you for the history lesson too. Have a blessed weekend.

  14. Very cool! Quite a few of my friends are moving to Taipei in August – which means I will get to see Taipei 101 for myself soon 🙂

  15. Chateau,

    That is definately a tall building. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouragement. Have a great weekend!

  16. wow! world’s tallest building, amazing! i wonder how it feels to be on the top of the building overlooking the ground.

  17. What an amazing building. You’ve taken some great photos of it. Great choice for The Hunt!

  18. Thank you, everyone, for finding time to see my photo hunt entry. This week was fun. Til next Saturday!

  19. Thanks for the visit, it was a good hike that day and an even better one yesterday.
    The building looks amazing on the photo, but it must be mind blowing up close.

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