Taipei 101 !

by Kazu

We saw this building from the car on our way to Mitsubishi.
I've seen the new year fireworks event on this tower on the TV before.
Yes, this is Taipei 101.

-from Wikipedia-

Taipei 101 (Chinese: 臺北101 / 台北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.[5] Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture.[6][7][8] The construction was finished in 2004. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.

Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition (see Symbolism). 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 adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs.
Taipei 101 is owned by the TFCC and managed by the International division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago. The name 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 (Chinese臺北國際金融中心).
by Kazu

It was a pity that we could not take time to enter the building but this was our business jaunt. We had to collect enough information for the members of Hokkaido Sorachi Japan-Taipei Frienship Association.  
We passed by the government building of Taipei City on the way.
All the power and vigor of the city is under control of the government.
I was wondering if all the building of Taiwan is designed based on the theory of Feng Shui or not.

I've never seen Burge Khalifa in Dubai but the distance to the top of this building from the ground is in different dimension, I thought.
Mr. Takebe and Mr. Yamane were so satisfied with the visit and the opportunities to meet the top brasses in Taipei and New Taipei City. Other members of this delegation ? Of course, they also enjoyed amply their visit to Taiwan.

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