Taipei 101(台北101)

An outstanding landmark is enough to transform a city, e.g. the Empire State Building in New York City, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the new Jinmao Mansion in Shanghai. In the 21st century, Taipei needs a more expansive stage for a more brilliant performance. 101 stories above ground and 5 stories below, the 508-meter-tall Taipei 101 is an engineering feat that’s expected to bring Taipei to the world.

With the grand opening of the office tower, TAIPEI 101 hosted an inauguration ceremony on December 31, 2004 to celebrate the start of a new era. The celebration reached its climax at night when the main tower was lit and fireworks were displayed to welcome the coming of 2005: a new year for Taipei 101 to shine.

In February 2005 the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation signed a lease with TAIPEI101. Soon after that on April 18 The Bayer Group became the first transcontinental company to move into the TAIPEI 101 Financial Building. Winterthur Insurance Group, ABN AMRO Bank and GOOGLE become our valued tenants. With the growing interests from global enterprises, TAIPEI 101 has proven to be a beacon of Taiwan’s economical progress.

 

5F Ticket Booth & Lift

Entrance After buying tickets, visitors may watch the multimedia show or visit the souvenir Shop before riding the elevators. TAIPEI 101 Observatory’s elevators are Guinness Record-breaking high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the 89th Floor

 

89F Indoor Observatory

At 382 meters above the ground the 89F Observation Floor offers visitors a commanding view of the city and Taipei Basin at all directions. The world’s largest damper, weighing 660 metric tons, is also exhibited at this level. The Observatory is equipped with high-power binoculars, drinks bar, image services, pre-recorded audio tour guides in seven languages, & souvenir shops.

 

91F Outdoor Observatory

The Outdoor Observatory is only open on certain occasions and weather permitting. The Outdoor Observatory, accessible from the 89th Floor through a flight of stairs, offers a totally different viewing experience.

 

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一座傑出的地標建築,足以改變這個城市。如同帝國大廈之於紐約、艾菲爾鐵塔之於巴黎、更如晚近的金茂大廈之於上海,面對二十一世紀,台北需要更寬廣的舞台、更亮眼的演出,高度508公尺,地上101層,地下5層的TAIPEI 101專案即是「將台北帶向全世界」(Bringing Taipei to the world )的希望工程。

 

TAIPEI 101在93年12月31日舉行大樓開幕典禮,除了宣示TAIPEI 101進入全新的營運階段,當晚的跨年點燈配合炫麗耀眼的煙火秀,更是成功的向世人宣告TAIPEI 101的時代來臨;94年2月,台灣證券交易所正式簽約宣布進駐,4月18日,德國拜耳公司更成為第一家進駐的跨國企業,緊接著包括瑞泰人壽、荷蘭銀行、Google等國內外一流企業進駐,101商圈已經成為台灣經濟發展的重要指標。

 

5樓售票處

遊客於五樓售票處購買入場券後,於排隊區欣賞多媒體影片,再搭乘金氏世界紀錄最快速恆壓電梯直上89樓觀景台。觀景台兩部專用最快速電梯以每分鐘1010公尺的速度,僅需37秒即可達89樓觀景台。

 

89樓觀景台

標高382公尺的89樓觀景台,除擁有全方位絕佳的觀景視野外,並提供其他多項設施,包括:超高倍數望遠鏡、登樓證書攝影服務、飲料吧、八種語言之多媒體影音導覽器,紀念品販售服務、高樓郵筒等;同時更可看到世界最大、最重、也是唯一外露供參觀的風阻尼器。遊客至88F更可近距離觀賞世界最大風阻尼器的完整主體結構,並以最接近的距離與風阻尼器合影。參觀完世界最大風阻尼器區後,再進入全然不同的聚寶88世界,欣賞台灣獨有的精品寶石工藝。

 

91樓戶外觀景台

清末時期,溪頭原是「溪流源頭」的山林小村。
日據時代被日本東京大學農學部選為附屬演習林,並在暑假派遣學生來實習研究。
於民國59年規劃設置為森林遊樂區。
有鑑於自然教育之重要,並為推廣戶外教學與環境教育,現已更名為溪頭自然教育園區。

 

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