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About Taipei Financial Center Corp.

Taipei Financial Center Corp. is the developer, owner and operator of TAIPEI 101, the icon of Taipei City and the pride of Taiwan. TAIPEI 101 TOWER, with a height of 508 meters, was the world’s first building to surpass 500 meter mark.

It is an office tower offering top quality accommodation to the most discerning tenants, including Taiwan Stock Exchange, multinational financial institutions and hi-tech companies. It also has three scenic restaurants on the 85th and 86th floor. TAIPEI 101 TOWER has achieved USGBC’s LEED EB: O&M certification at Platinum Level and is now acknowledged as the World’s Tallest Green Building.

The podium houses TAIPEI 101 MALL with the finest fashion brands and is specialized in luxury watch and jewelry. TAIPEI 101 Observatory is on 89F featuring the world’s fastest elevators and the largest passive wind damper that is exposed to visitors.

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Taipei Financial Center Corp. Connected Global News

Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever

Damper at TAIPEI 101 Records Biggest Movement Ever

11 Aug 2015, Taipei – This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it…

TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs

TAIPEI 101 to Replace External Lighting With LEDs

23 Jun 2015, Taipei – Taipei Financial Center Corp, which operates TAIPEI 101, said that it plans to replace…

Extreme Cyclist Pedals Up Taiwan’s Taipei 101

Extreme Cyclist Pedals Up Taiwan’s Taipei 101

24 Mar 2015, Taipei – A Guinness World Record holder has cycled up 3,139 steps in the Taipei 101 tower…

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Taipei Financial Center Corp. at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

IIT Professor Wins Research Seed Funding

9 Aug 2016, CTBUH Research – Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the…

Taipei Financial Center Corp. at CTBUH

CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
IIT Professor Wins Research Seed Funding
9 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has been awarded the CTBUH’s 2016 Research Seed Funding.
Research Seed Funding Draws Diverse Proposals From 12 Countries
13 Jun 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH’s fifth Research Seed Funding Initiative has received 30 proposals from applicants at research institutions, universities, and private companies worldwide.
CTBUH 2016 Research Seed Funding
7 Mar 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2016 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US$20,000.
Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The workshop “Building Management and Operation” shed light on the critical period of a building’s life after the designs have been submitted and the ribbons have been cut.
9th World Congress Proceedings Shanghai
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The proceedings of the CTBUH 9th World Congress, held in Shanghai from September 19th - 21st 2012, includes all 114 papers in both a hardcover book and a DVD.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day Three
21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the third day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the plenary on the past, present, and future World's Tallest Buildings.
Taipei 101 Installs CTBUH Signboard at LEED Ceremony
Aug 2011, Taipei – Event Report
Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest building, has inaugurated a CTBUH Signboard recognizing the significant height achievements of the building.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.

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Joseph Chou

Joseph Chou

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2015
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Rita Chang

Rita Chang

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Danny Shih

Danny Shih

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

CTBUH Leaders at Taipei Financial Center Corp.

Joseph Chou

Joseph Chou

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2015
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Rita Chang

Rita Chang

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Danny Shih

Danny Shih

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Freda Tsai

Freda Tsai

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)

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CTBUH Resources Involving Taipei Financial Center Corp.

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Chair: David Malott, KPF

Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101

3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"
Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Interview: TAIPEI 101

3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews
Joseph Chou & Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

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Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III
CTBUH Research

A Perspective on TAIPEI 101’s Decision to Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Freda Tsai & Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

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Videos

2016 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Chair: David Malott, KPF
Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Joseph Chou, Chairman, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Mark Sarkisian, Partner of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Rupa Garai, Structural Engineering Associate,…
Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – CTBUH "15th Annual Awards"; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Perhaps what is most notable about the TAIPEI 101 performance upgrade is not its complexity, but rather that the tower was already relatively efficient. All environmental retrofits come with inherent challenges: determining benchmarks and audits,…
Interview: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – 2016 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Joseph Chou & Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Joseph Chou and Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding TAIPEI 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, the recipient of the 2016 Tall Building Performance Award, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the…
From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William Murray, Wordsearch
One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how to brand real estate and architecture through print and digital media. With the advent of new tools,…
Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4c: Structural & Geotechnic Engineering. As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global…
CTBUH Video Interview – Freda Tsai
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Freda Tsai of Taipei Financial Center Corporation is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Freda discusses the retrofit and management strategy of Taipei 101 to make the existing building more sustainable.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3c: Building Operation Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Tim Neal, Arcadis; Samuel So, JLL; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Zhao Ming Wang, CCDI answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Joseph Chu, " TAIPEI 101’s Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4"
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Joseph Chu, Taipei Financial Center Corporation, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. The sheer size and complexity of a building like TAIPEI 101, along with the…
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
To take TAIPEI 101 TOWER as an example that will showcase the various aspects of managing a tall building, satisfying tenant requirements, stakeholders expectations, and as an example of a cities’ achievements. One, Explore the essential elements for…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Matthew Clifford, JLL; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center; Jason Haase, LMN Architects; Victor Madeira Filho, Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados;…
Interview: Cathy Yang
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101
Cathy Yang of TAIPEI 101 interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Cathy discusses the future of vertical urbanization.
Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM
Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown Chicago. Mr. Baker has developed an international reputation in the design and…
Does it make economic sense to continue to make buildings taller?
Aug 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corpo
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center…
What are the Predominant Motivations for Building Tall in the 21st Century?
Apr 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti & Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; et al
Industry leaders answering this question include: Richard Keating, Jacobs; Stephan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; David Scott, Laing O’Rourke; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti; Vincent Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff; and…
Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
The partnership between Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti has provided the backbone for many of the most dramatic and innovative tall buildings around the world. Their legacy includes Taiwan’s Taipei 101, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the…
Interview: Fazlur Khan Winner: Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Charles Thornton, Thornton Tomasetti; Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
Founders of the structural engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, Charlie and Richard were jointly awarded the Fazlur R. Kahn Medal for not only their contributions to the engineering of tall buildings, but also for their collaborative practices that…
Interview: Taipei 101
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Cathy Yang of Taipei Financial Center Corporation is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Cathy talks about Taipei 101, the former world's tallest building, and the recent renovations to achieve…
Taipei 101: Striving to be a Sustainable Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
In 2009 Taipei 101 embarked on an ambitious environmental upgrade, aimed at achieving the LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Building Operation and Maintenance) certification at Platinum Level. Taipei 101 has now…
Plenary 3 - The Past, Present and Future of “the World’s Tallest” Q & A
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Session Chair Timothy Johnson moderates as the panel consisting of: Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corp.; David Bradford, Turner International; & Talal Al-Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate Development Co. take questions from delegates.
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging, marketing and communications match the importance, complexity, professionalism, hard…
Energy Harvesting and Motion Control of Tall Buildings Using Tuned Mass Dampers
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ahsan Kareem, Professor, U of Notre Dame
In sharp contrast to traditional motion control devices, this session presents a unique method of converting vibration energy into electricity while concurrently providing structure response suppression by making dual use of TMDs. High-energy-density…
Becoming the World's Tallest Green Building - TAIPEI 101 Case Study
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101
This presentation shares how TAIPEI 101 obtain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification 6 years after operation.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 01
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation;; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Roundtable: Why Tall? Part 02
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Sabah Al-Rayes, PACE; Cathy Yang, TAIPEI 101; Kyung-Jun Kim, Samsung C&T Corporation;; Yukio Tamura, Tokyo Polytechnic University; Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
Roundtable discussion on: "“Why Tall? - Green, Safety & Humanity"
Taipei 101: Greening the World’s Tallest
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Taipei 101 was completed as the world’s tallest building at the end of 2004, at 509 metres. Recently it announced plans for a complete environmental upgrade of the building, to achieve LEED Gold status. The fact that such a building, only 5 years old…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker & Tony A. Kiefer, AECOM
Clyde Baker and Tony Keifer, AECOM, highlighted the advantages of having a peer reviewer involved in the foundation design from the start of the project at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The problems and questionable value of after-the-fact…
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Thornton Tomasetti
Akbar Tamboli from Thornton Tomasetti, focused on the incorporation of sustainable structural designs at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The three major tall buildings he discussed were the Taipei 101, Taiwan; the Petronas Towers, Malaysia; and the…

Papers/Research

Vertical Transportation: Ascent & Acceleration
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal 2017 Issue III; CTBUH Research
As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest elevator run of all commercial buildings in the world. Expanding upon this study, CTBUH sought to…
A Perspective on TAIPEI 101’s Decision to Upgrade Recertification to LEED O+M v4
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Freda Tsai & Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
The sheer size and complexity of a building like TAIPEI 101, along with the international nature of the project and newness of LEED v4, can present particular challenges to project teams. Notwithstanding this, TAIPEI 101 is in many ways…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center Corporation
To take TAIPEI 101 TOWER as an example that will showcase the various aspects of managing a tall building, satisfying tenant requirements, stakeholders expectations, and as an example of a cities’ achievements. One, Explore the essential elements for…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239 buildings 200 meters or more in height under construction.
Taipei 101 Striving to be a Sustainable Skyscraper
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Harace Lin, Taipei Financial Center Corporation; Yvonne Lin, Shang Sheng Development Co.,Ltd
Taipei Financial Corporation (TFCC), similar to most super high-rise developers, has gone through its share of challenges throughout the relatively short span of the building’s existence; from the early days of planning and design, through…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Greening Supertalls
Nov 2010 – Paul Rode, Johnson Controls; Harace Lin, Taipei Financial Center Corp.
The world’s tallest buildings have always been more about expression rather than necessity or a solution to any problem. Being the visible landmarks that they are, these towers have represented the aspirations of those who commissioned them.
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Aug 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include emergency power, water protection, and hoist…
Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete Tall Buildings
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Ali Sherif S. Rizk, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants
During the last 12 years the Structural Engineering Department at Dar Al-Handasah has designed 45 mixed-use tall buildings in different Arab countries. The designed towers are primarily made of reinforced concrete.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349 meters, up from 286 meters in 2000, an increase of 22%. This is almost double the…
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World’s Tallest Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Clyde N. Baker, Jr., Tony A. Kiefer, Steven W. Nicoson & Khaldoun Fahoum, STS Consultants, Ltd.
This paper presents the authors’ views based on experiences on the role of peer review in the cost effective foundation design of very tall buildings. Different types of peer review and possible scopes are described along with relevant…
Structural Design of Taipei 101, the World's Tallest Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Dennis C. K. Poon & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; Shaw-Song Shieh & Ching-Chang Chang, Evergreen Consulting Engineering
This paper examines the structural design of the Taipei 101 tower, 101 stories and 508 m above grade, was the newest World’s Tallest Building at the time this paper was written.

Tall Buildings Involving Taipei Financial Center Corp.

1   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m Taipei
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