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Me inside the building.  Every child in Taiwan makes the "peace" sign in every photo.

Me inside the building. Every child in Taiwan makes the "peace" sign in every photo.

Me inside the building.  Every child in Taiwan makes the "peace" sign in every photo. Taipei 101 - Very tall!

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  • Image © 2006 Matt Crawford








Taipei I-ling-i (Taipei 101) is currently the tallest building in the world. It stands 509 m (1,671 ft) tall, and consists of 101 stories above ground. It has an interesting design, consisting of several sections stacked together (the picture tells more than I can describe it).

Visitors can go up to the top of the building to take in the view. This is fairly pricey, however, around $15 USD per person. So we contented ourselves with taking a picture inside the building, in front of the painting of the building itself.

Inside the building, the bottom several floors are a shopping mall. Generally, the more expensive stores can be found on the higher floors of the mall (near the ground level), while the more affordable stores are found on the bottom floors of the mall.

Above the mall floors, the rest of the building is filled with office space.

Published on 11/16/06

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Tower & peace

Contributor: mcrawford [307] 11/17/06

3 of 3 people found this comment helpful.

Yes, it's pretty much the only skyscraper in Taipei, so it towers over the landscape much more than anything in, say, New York. And the design is actually fairly pleasing.

I don't know what's up with the peace sign. But seriously, while I was in Taiwan, every time I saw kids getting their picture taken, they would be making the peace sign. It's as automatic as smiling.

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That's some tower

Contributor: jgreenhill [123] 11/17/06

3 of 3 people found this comment helpful.

I like the wild, jagged step design of the building. Does it really tower above the surrounding city buildings as dramatically as in the painting? And what is up with the peace sign?

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