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1 101 Taipei Tower Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China

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4 Taiwan’s Demographics Taiwan is an island Taiwan is an island off the coast of China Population: 23 Million Population: 23 Million 14 th most populated 14 th most populated country in the world Official language: Official language: Mandarin, although most speak Taiwanese

5 Population Concerns Age structure Age range%MaleFemaleTotal 0-14 years2,330,9512,140,9654,471,961 (19.4%) years8,269,4218,040,16916,309,590 (70.8%) 65 years +1,123,4291,131,1522,254,581 (9.8%) Total11,723,80111,312,28623,036,132 Taiwan is losing 2,500 people per day 7,000 deaths per day 4,500 births per day

6 The 101 is currently considered the tallest building in the world, if you don’t count the antenna. However, there is a building that is set to open later this year that will surpass the 101.

7 Taipei Tower 101 Built Built ,667 feet tall (including antenna) 1,667 feet tall (including antenna) Contains offices, libraries, event areas, restaurants, shops, and a fitness center Contains offices, libraries, event areas, restaurants, shops, and a fitness center 101 total floor=thus the name 101 total floor=thus the name 61 elevators 61 elevators Cost=1.758 Billion US$ Cost=1.758 Billion US$

8 Taipei Tower 101 Cont’d Surpassed the Petronas Twin Towers as the current tallest building in the world Surpassed the Petronas Twin Towers as the current tallest building in the world Designed: Architect C.Y. Lee Designed: Architect C.Y. Lee Built: KTRT Joint Venture Built: KTRT Joint Venture Management: Urban Retail Properties Co. Management: Urban Retail Properties Co.

9 101’s Strengths Designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Withstand 134 mph winds Withstand 134 mph winds Withstand a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake, only happens in a 2,500 year cycle. Withstand a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake, only happens in a 2,500 year cycle. Withstood a 6.8 earthquake during construction in which a crane fell off of the tower and killed 5 people. Withstood a 6.8 earthquake during construction in which a crane fell off of the tower and killed 5 people.

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11 101’s Foundation One of the most stable buildings ever constructed Reinforced by 380 piles driven 262 feet into the ground Each pile is 5 feet in diameter and can withstand a load of tons, that is 2,900,000 pounds each. 262 feet down

12 101’s Architect C.Y. Lee OAA, MRAIC C.Y. Lee OAA, MRAIC Office based out of Toronto Office based out of Toronto B.A. in Architecture from Han Yang University B.A. in Architecture from Han Yang University B.A. in Architecture from University of Illinois B.A. in Architecture from University of Illinois Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University

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20 A view from the 101 Random fact: If you fell from this point, which is the observation deck, you would have nearly 20 seconds of free falling before smacking the concrete. Gravitational Pull=64 ft/sec 1282ft\64ft=19.9sec

21 Review The Taipei 101 Tower is located in Taiwan, off the coast of china The Taipei 101 Tower is located in Taiwan, off the coast of china Currently tallest building in the world Currently tallest building in the world Designed by C.Y. Lee Designed by C.Y. Lee 1,667 feet tall 1,667 feet tall Cost Billon Cost Billon


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