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TAIPEI FINANCIAL CENTER TAIPEI 101 QUICK FACTS Holds the record as the world’s tallest building. Rises 501 meters (1,667 feet ) above the ground. 101.

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2 TAIPEI FINANCIAL CENTER TAIPEI 101

3 QUICK FACTS Holds the record as the world’s tallest building. Rises 501 meters (1,667 feet ) above the ground. 101 Floors 4,025,702 Total Square Feet Total of 61 elevators in the building. Including two of the worlds fastest elevators with top speed of 1008 meters per second. Takes only 29 seconds to go from 1 st floor to the 91 st floor. Building’s uses include: communications, conference center, library, observation decks, office space, resturants, retail shopping malls, fitness center, and home to Taipei Financial Corporation. Construction began in 1999 and ended this year Total cost of the project was $700 million dollars.

4 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING ON TAIPEI 101

5 KEY CONCEARNS THAT NEEDED TO BE ANSWERED IN REGARDS TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING WERE: Is the foundation able to withstand constant threat of earthquakes? Is it able to withstand typhoons and high wind speeds? How can the building’s sway be controlled?

6 PLATE TECTONTICS IN AND AROUND THE ISLAND OF TAIWAN

7 FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION STEEL PILES, REBAR, & CONCRETE

8 FOUNDATION COMPLETION

9 STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ON TAIPEI 101

10 KEY CONCEARNS THAT NEEDED TO BE ANSWERED IN REGARDS TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING WERE: Is it able to withstand the constant treat of earthquakes? Is it able to withstand the constant threat of typhoons and high winds? How can the building’s sway be controlled? Terrorist attacks (9/11)?

11 STEEL MEGA COLUMNS

12 TUNED MASS DAMPER

13 Assembly of the Tuned Mass Damper Completed Assembly of the Tuned Mass Damper

14 TAIPEI FINANCIAL CENTER TOWER COMPLETION TAIPEI 101 INTERIOR PHOTO

15 TAIPEI FINANCIAL CENTER TOWER COMPLETION TAIPEI 101


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