Taipei 101

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Taipei 101,

skyscraper in the Hsinyi dist., Taipei, Taiwan; also known as the Taipei Financial Center. With 101 floors and reaching 1,667 ft (508 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 César 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 163 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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The visitors will also visit the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Financial Supervisory Commission, the Gender Equality Commission, the Taoyuan City government and the Taoyuan Metro Corp., in addition to the National Palace Museum, the Taipei 101 tower and the Taiwan High Speed Rail Museum.
Fernandez has worked on other projects like a portrait of Mona Lisa, Eiffel tower, Taipei 101 Tower, and Tokyo Tower.
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Quest features ten, state-of-the-art executive centers including: the Brickell Arch and 777 Brickell Avenue in the heart of downtown Brickell, 1200 Building in Boca Raton, 2525 Ponce de Leon in Coral Gables, 8200 NW 41st Street in Doral, the 101 Tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale, 150 S.
The 195-m-tall IGO 101 Tower will cost between Dh500 million and Dh600 million ($136 million and $163 million) to build, IGO managing partner and chief executive Anas Kozbari was quoted as saying by a Zawya report.
Dubai-based developer Invest Group Overseas (IGO) has launched the IGO 101 tower, its latest residential project in Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).
The 281-room Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina is located in the Marina 101 tower, and will occupy the first 33 floors of the building, with a club lounge and dining venue on the 101st floor.
15- Marina 101 Tower: Dubai's second tallest tower at 426 metres high will be located at Dubai Marina, and was originally scheduled for completion in 2012.
In Taiwan, Apple Watch went on sale in 10 stores with 50 early buyers lining up outside the brand's flagship shop at the capital's famous Taipei 101 tower.