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Pictures of the World's Tallest Buildings: Taipei 101 Tower

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A massive 60-foot spire makes Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan one of the tallest buildings in the world.
509 meters / 1,670 feet tall

Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. C.Y. Lee & Partner, Architects.

Photo ©iStockPhoto.com/C-P Tan
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: C.Y. Lee & Partner
Year: 2004
Height: 509 meters / 1,670 feet
Stories: 101

About the Taipei 101 Tower

The design of Taipei 101 borrows heavily from Chinese culture. Both the building's interior and exterior incorporate the Chinese pagoda form and the shape of bamboo flowers. The lucky number eight, which means blooming or success, is represented by the eight clearly delineated exterior sections of the building.

The towering spire of Taipei 101 Tower made it the world's tallest building for several years. However, it is now outranked by the Burj Khalifa (Dubai Tower) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which opened in January 2010.

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