11 Facts About Taipei 101


In 2011 Taipei 101 received a Platinum rating under the LEED certification system, becoming the tallest and largest green building in the world.

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Taipei 101 applied for a platinum-degree certification with LEED in early 2011.

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On 28 July 2011, Taipei 101 received LEED platinum certification under "Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance".

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Taipei 101's roof was completed three years later on 1 July 2003.

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Taipei 101 claimed the official records for the world's tallest sundial and the world's largest New Year's Eve countdown clock.

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Taipei 101 displaced the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in the world by 57.

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Taipei 101 is currently the eleventh-tallest building in the world, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's official rankings.

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Taipei 101 is designed to withstand typhoon winds and earthquake tremors that are common in the area in the east of Taiwan.

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Taipei 101 was designed to be flexible as well as structurally resistant, because while flexibility prevents structural damage, resistance ensures comfort both for the occupants and for the protection of the glass, curtain walls, and other features.

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In July 2011, Taipei 101 was certified "the world's tallest green building" under LEED standards.

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Taipei 101 includes two high-speed observatory single deck elevators manufactured by Toshiba in cooperation with Kone, which manufactured the machines in almost all of its elevators.

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