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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taibei Shi, Taiwan)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1999-2004 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorLee, C. Y.en_US
dc.creatorThornton-Tomasettien_US
dc.date1999-2004en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T18:16:13Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T18:16:13Z
dc.date.issued1999-2004en_US
dc.identifier250965en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3106en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/166598
dc.descriptionInterior, lobby of tower with Robert Indiana 1-0 installation; Taipei 101 was the first building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. (As of 2014, it is now fifth tallest). Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. A multilevel shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes by means of a tuned mass damper, a steel pendulum and sphere suspended from the center of the 92nd to the 87th floor. The pendulum sways to offset movements in the building caused by strong gusts. Its sphere, the largest damper sphere in the world, consists of 41 circular steel plates, each with a height of 125 mm (4.92 in) being welded together to form a 5.5 m (18 ft) diameter sphere. There are two additional smaller dampers in the spire. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 7/10/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; steel; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectSustainable buildingsen_US
dc.subjectearthquake engineeringen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.titleTaipei 101en_US
dc.title.alternativeTaipei World Financial Centeren_US
dc.title.alternative台北101en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-CYLP-TO-A15en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
vra.worktypeshopping mallen_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
dc.contributor.displayC. Y. Lee (Chinese architect, born 1938); Thornton-Tomasetti (American structural engineering firm, founded 1975)en_US


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