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Height: Occupied
438 m / 1,437 ft
 
Height: To Tip
508 m / 1,667 ft
Height: Architectural
508 m / 1,667 ft
 
Taipei 101 Outline
Height: Observatory
391.8 m / 1,285 ft
Floors Above Ground
101
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
66
Top Elevator Speed
16.83 m/s
Tower GFA
198,347 m² / 2,134,989 ft²
Development GFA
357,719 m² / 3,850,455 ft²
# of Parking Spaces
1,839

Facts

Official Name Taipei 101
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Taiwan, China
City Taipei
Street Address & Map No. 7 Xin Yi Road, District Xin Yi
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Proposed 1997
Construction Start 1999
Completion 2004
Official Website Taipei 101
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #3 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Taiwan, China
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Taipei

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Architect C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners
Structural Engineer
Design Evergreen Engineering
Peer Review Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Continental Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Peer Review Lehr Associates
Project Manager Turner Construction
Main Contractor Kumagai Gumi; RSEA Engineering; Samsung C&T Corporation; Ta-You-Wei Construction; Taiwan Kumagai
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Shen Milsom Wilke, Inc.
• Energy Concept Siemens Building Technology
Façade ALT Cladding
• Landscape Genius Loci
• LEED SL+A International Asia
• Lighting Theo Kondos
Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
• Wind RWDI
• (not specified) Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.; Motioneering
Material Supplier
• Cladding Permasteelisa Group
• Elevator Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC)
• HVAC Carrier; York
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel China Steel Corporation; Nippon Steel Corp
• (not specified) Construction Specialties

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Brazil Launches Chapter in Joint Event
7 Apr 2014 – Event Report

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
7 Dec 2011 – CTBUH Research

Taipei 101 Installs CTBUH Signboard at LEED Ceremony
Aug 2011 – Event Report

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CTBUH Brazil Launches Chapter in Joint Event
7 Apr 2014, São Paulo – Event Report
With over 60 guests in attendance, the Brazil chapter held its inaugural event “Toward Sustainable Verticalism” at the Millennium Convention Center.
The Tallest 20 in 2020
7 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
Taipei 101 Installs CTBUH Signboard at LEED Ceremony
Aug 2011, Taipei – Event Report
Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building, has inaugurated a CTBUH Signboard recognizing the significant height achievements of the building.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information…
CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
18-28 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.

Videos

Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2013 – Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM

Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
17 Oct 2012 – Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti

Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti
17 Oct 2012 – Charles Thornton, Thornton Tomasetti

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Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown…
Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
17 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
The partnership between Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti has provided the backbone for many of the most dramatic and innovative tall buildings around the world.…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti
17 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Charles Thornton, Thornton Tomasetti; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
Founders of the structural engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, Charlie and Richard were jointly awarded the Fazlur R. Kahn Medal for not only their contributions to the…
Interview: Taipei 101
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Cathy Yang of Taipei Financial Center Corporation is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Cathy talks about Taipei…
Taipei 101: Striving to be a Sustainable Skyscraper
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
In 2009 Taipei 101 embarked on an ambitious environmental upgrade, aimed at achieving the LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building…
Energy Harvesting and Motion Control of Tall Buildings Using Tuned Mass Dampers
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ahsan Kareem, Professor, U of Notre Dame
In sharp contrast to traditional motion control devices, this session presents a unique method of converting vibration energy into electricity while concurrently…
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging,…
Becoming the World's Tallest Green Building - TAIPEI 101 Case Study
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101
This presentation shares how TAIPEI 101 obtain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification 6 years after operation.
Taipei 101: Greening the World’s Tallest
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Taipei 101 was completed as the world’s tallest building at the end of 2004, at 509 metres. Recently it announced plans for a complete environmental upgrade of the…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking…
Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker & Tony A. Kiefer, AECOM
Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project at the CTBUH 8th…
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
2 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Thornton Tomasetti
Akbar Tamboli from Thornton Tomasetti, focused on the incorporation of sustainable structural designs at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The three major tall buildings he…

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Research Papers

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

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Research Papers Related to Taipei 101

Papers Related to Taipei 101

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those…
Greening Supertalls
Nov 2010 – Paul Rode, Johnson Controls; Harace Lin, Taipei Financial Center Corp.
The world’s tallest buildings have always been more about expression rather than necessity or a solution to any problem. Being the visible landmarks that they are, these…
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Jul 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total…
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Jan 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349…
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson & Khaldoun Fahoum, STS Consultants, Ltd.
This paper presents the authors’ views based on experiences on the role of peer review in the cost effective foundation design of very tall buildings. Different types of…
Structural Design of Taipei 101, the World's Tallest Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dennis C. K. Poon & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; Shaw-Song Shieh & Ching-Chang Chang, Evergreen Consulting Engineering
This paper examines the structural design of the Taipei 101 tower, 101 stories and 508 m above grade, was the newest World’s Tallest Building at the time this paper was…

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Trivia

Tallest building in the world 2004 - 2010. Preceded by Petronas Tower 1 and surpassed by the Burj Khalifa.