Taipei Facts

150m+ Buildings 12 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building TAIPEI 101 (508 m)
Global Ranking #67 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #39 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Republic of China (Taiwan) by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Shin Kong Life Tower (1993)
Average Building Age 10 years
Most Common Function Office, 62%
Most Common Material Steel, 80%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m
2   Nan Shan Plaza 2017 274 m
3   Shin Kong Life Tower 1993 245 m
4   Cathay Landmark 2014 212 m
5   Farglory Financial Center 2013 208 m
6   Far Eastern Plaza 2 1994 165 m
7   Far Eastern Plaza 1 1994 165 m
8   Yihwa International Residential Tower A 2014 160 m
9   Yihwa International Residential Tower B 2014 160 m
10   Hua Nan Bank Headquarters 2014 155 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Gate of Taipei Tower 1 - 322 m
2   Gate of Taipei Tower 2 - 243 m
3   Taipei Sky Tower 2020 -
  Proposed
1   TAIPEI 101 2004 508 m
2   Gate of Taipei Tower 1 - 322 m
3   Nan Shan Plaza 2017 274 m
4   Shin Kong Life Tower 1993 245 m
5   Gate of Taipei Tower 2 - 243 m
6   Cathay Landmark 2014 212 m
7   Farglory Financial Center 2013 208 m
8   Far Eastern Plaza 2 1994 165 m
9   Far Eastern Plaza 1 1994 165 m
10   Yihwa International Residential Tower A 2014 160 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016 – Awards Event

CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016 – CTBUH News

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Taipei

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016, Shanghai – CTBUH News
CITAB and CTBUH are pleased to announce the award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
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.
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 / Nakheel Asia Tour Report
19-29 Apr 2007, Shanghai – Tour Report
CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.
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.

Global News

Construction Begins on Taipei's 'Jungle' Skyscraper
11 Mar 2013 – Agora Garden Tower, a twisting skyscraper with an…

Videos

Building on Unprecedented Performance: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – Joseph Chou, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Interview: TAIPEI 101
3 Nov 2016 – Joseph Chou & Freda Tsai, Taipei Financial Center Corporation

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – William Murray, Wordsearch

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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.…
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…
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…
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…

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Research Papers

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Taipei 101: Tall Building Operation Towards Sustainability
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings

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Papers Related to Taipei

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
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…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
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…
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…
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…
Tall Buildings: Sustainable Design Opportunities
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Akbar Tamboli, Leonard Joseph, Umakant Vadnere & Xiao Xu, Thornton-Tomasetti Group
This paper describes three major tall buildings focusing on their incorporation of sustainable structural designs.
Structural Design of the new Chinese Culture University Gymnasium Taipei, Taiwan
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; King-Le Chang, King-Le Chang & Associates; Stephen Huang, Jaelien Engineering Consultant
This paper explores the structural design of the new Chinese Culture University Gymnasium located in Taipei, Taiwan. The gymnasium complex consists of an eight stories…
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…

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