Monday, December 05, 2005

One really tall-ass building

Check out this building, Taipei 101 located in Taiwan. It holds the record for tallest building in the world structural top, tallest to roof, and highest occupied floor. It is the first and currently only building in the world that breaks the half-kilometer mark (1640.5 ft) in height.

I think the most amazing part about this building are the elevators. Each elevator is designed with an aerodynamic body, pressurization and emergency braking systems. They are also the worlds fastest, traveling upwards at 1008 meters/minute (60.48 km/hour) and downwards at 610 m/min. (36.6 km/hour). The cost for each elevator is over $2 million.

Click here to see more pictures of the building.

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