Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 as its name says is in Taipei in the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan) and has 101 floors above ground and 5 underground floors. The Taipei 101 was the tallest skyskraper in the world, until the 21th July 2007 when the Burj Dubai overtook that title. It was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners.

The construction started in 1998 and it was opened to the public on the 31st December 2008.

A engineering interesting aspect:

Taipei 101 has a tuned mass damper (also kown as active mass damper AMD or armonic absorber) of 660 metric tons suspended from floor 92 to floor 88. The particularity of this AMD is that anyone can see it, because it´s shown to the people. This AMD was designed by Thornton-Tomasetti Inc and Evergreen Consulting Engineering.


Now we can see a video composed of 5 parts, showing the construction of the skyscraper. Then, I have put another video showing us the tunned mass dumper in action and finally 2 videos about the wind that hits the top of the Taipei 101.

I hope you´ll enjoy it.

The construction of Taipei 101

Taipei 101 1/5

Taipei 101 2/5

Taipei 101 3/5

Taipei 101 4/5

Taipei 101 5/5

Video of Taipei101´s tuned mass damper in action

Curiosity: How much wind can there be on top of Taipei 101?

Wind on top of Taipei 101 1/2

Wind on top of Taipei 101 2/2

wikipedia and youtube


  1. That is a stunning skyscraper

  2. Hello!

    I also think that it´s an amazing skyskraper.

    I´ve been seeing your blog about the Newport City News, and the city has got a Transporter Bridge. Where I live in Getxo (Spain), there is also one: