台北101

Taipei 101 is currently the tallest building in the world. That distinction will only be held until December 2009, when Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE, will take over the crown.  This is an unbelievable structure. The elevator to the top takes just a few seconds. When at the top, the observation deck is quite windy but offers some interesting views, as this structure just towers over the city. I was only up on the top during the day but I think night shots would be better, because the smog does not allow much depth to images taken in natural lighting.

The building was designed to withstand 135mph wind and almost any earthquake possible. To do this, the building can sway to prevent structural damage. It is truely an engineering marvel to put up a skyscraper like this in an environment like Taiwan which recieves typhoons and earthquakes on regular occasion.

5 responses to “台北101

  1. Nice shots, sounds like night ones will be cool too. How many stories high is it?

  2. Do work Josh. It’s 101 stories above ground.

    Coincidence? … I think not.

  3. Thank you Tim.

  4. Not everyone can be a detective

  5. Night shot, day shot, but no money shot

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