oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - World's tallest building has a stellar view



Extracted from text ... WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING HAS A STELLAR VIEW THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING, Taipei 101, opened its observatory and the world's fastest elevators to the public when the 58-billion Taiwan dollar 101-floor skyscraper was unveiled in December 2004 after six years of construction. It takes just 37 seconds to reach the observatory on the 89th floor of the 508 m tall tower in the elevators. The light green building, the brainchild of Taiwan's noted architect C Y Lee, resembles the unfolding of a flower's petals, or sections of a bamboo plant rising from the ground. About 33 % of the building's 198 000 ..


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