Taipei - A Complete Tourist Destination
Taipei is the not only the capital of Taiwan but also the political, economical and technological epicenter of the Republic of China as its provincial capital. Thanks to its favorable climate, Taiwan is also a blooming tourist spot with excellent natural resources. You can have a gala time at its sheer mountain and beach spots. If you explore its architectural setup, you will find a happy co-existence of both ancient and modern structures. However, with time, Taipei is gradually assuming the status of a Western metropolitan city with its eye-catching department stores, glass-faced office buildings, condominiums and beautiful tree-line boulevards. If you want to keep this glittering picture intact in your memory, gift yourself an acrylic fridge magnet replica of Taipei.
A Few Astounding Facts about Taipei 101
Taipei 101 is the name of the tallest tower of the city, which has 116 stories altogether. Out of these, 101 stories stand above the ground while the remaining five are underground. Each of the 61 double-decker elevators moving up and down the tower at a dizzying speed of 1010m/minute has an aerodynamic body, emergency brakes, pressurization and triple-stage anti-overshooting system. You can enjoy fantastic views of the cityscape from the indoor and outdoor observation areas located at the 89th and 91st floors respectively. Resembling the pattern of the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, Taipei 101 exhibits an '8-design'. It has a 660-metric ton tuned mass damper placed at the 87th floor for protecting the tower from the impacts of strong winds, earthquakes and typhoons. Following the construction of the final section of its spire in October 9, 2003, Taipei 101 officially became the tallest building of the world crossing the half-kilometer mark in height. Its shopping mall called Taipei 101 Mall was officially inaugurated in November 13th, 2003.