The numbers in the name of the skyscraper indicate the number of floors. The fastest elevator in the world will deliver visitors to the roof of the 508 m high tower - it takes only 39 seconds to go from the 5th to the 89th floor: its speed is 1010 m / min. "Taipei 101", although it did not break the record for the tallest structure in the world - the TV tower in Toronto (553.33 m), but by 56 m it exceeded the height of the previous record among buildings (that is, buildings with floors) - the twin skyscrapers Petronas Towers "in Kuala Lumpur. The symbol of Taiwan's progress and prosperity, worth over 400 million euros, is shaped like a bamboo stalk, although it also resembles Chinese paper lanterns. The strength and flexibility of this plant, as well as its hollow core - a symbol of modesty in Eastern philosophy - are qualities that are most appreciated by the customers of the building. The building, made of glass, steel and aluminum, is supported by 380 concrete supports, each of which sinks 80 meters into the ground. Also, the danger of collapse in a hurricane or earthquake is reduced by a huge pendulum ball placed between the 87th and 91st floors. According to engineers, the tower will be able to withstand strong vibrations for 2,500 years.
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