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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 report placed the UAE in fourth, fifth and sixth place, with Marina 101 tower (425m), the Address Boulevard hotel (370m), and Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower (325m) claiming their positions respectively.
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Sethi has a long- list of places you must visit when in Taipei: the Lungshan Temple, which was built by the Ching dynasty, devoted to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy; the blue pagoda- roofed Chiang Kai- shek Memorial, built in the memory of the first Chinese president; and the Taipei 101 tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city, towering 509.
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.
During their free time, they stopped to visit the infamous Taipei 101 Tower and the National Palace Museum.