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Taipei 101,

skyscraper in the Hsinyi dist., Taipei, Taiwan; also known as the Taipei Financial Center. With 101 stories and reaching 1,671 ft (509 m) high, Taipei 101 became the world's tallest building when it was topped out in 2003, surpassing the Petronas TowersPetronas Towers,
twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that are the world's tallest twin towers. Standing 1,483 ft (452 m) high, they were designed by the Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli.
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; it was surpassed in 2007 by the Burj KhalifaBurj Khalifa
[Arab.,=Khalifa Tower], skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that is the tallest building in the world. The centerpiece of a large urban development, it stands 2,717 ft (828 m) high and has 160 floors.
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, which was still under construction. Work on Taipei 101 began in 1999 and was completed in 2004. Designed by C. Y. Lee & Partners, the multiuse steel-and-glass skyscraper echoes a traditional Chinese pagoda with its soaring podium base, eight tiers of eight stories (a number that is a homophone for prosperous growth in Chinese), and narrow pinnacle tower and spire. A 18-ft (5.5-m), 882-ton (800-metric-ton), ball-shaped damper located near the top counteracts swaying during earthquakes and typhoons.
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2,717 1,667 1,614 1,588 BUILDING BURJ TAIPEI SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL NAME KHALIFA 101 TOWER WORLD COMMERCE FINANCIAL CENTER CENTER LOCATION DUBAI, TAIPEI, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG, UNITED ARAB TAIWAN CHINA CHINA EMIRATES COMPLETED 2010 2004 2008 2010 HEIGHT FT.
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