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Old March 17th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #21
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I love it, it's iconic and unique!
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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #22
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Besides the design, colour, and completely disrespecting its surroundings its an ok building.
despite failing on these very important criteria, you think it's ok?
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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #23
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I hate it, because the same architect bungled a design work in Chinese city of Shenyang.


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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #24
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despite failing on these very important criteria, you think it's ok?
If you read between the lines, it's obvious that I think this buildings sucks.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #25
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I don't hate it. But of all the buildings that used to be the worlds tallest, this is the least attractive.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 04:07 AM   #26
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I don't like it because the design is ridiculous
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Old March 18th, 2013, 04:29 AM   #27
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dont like the design. ppl simply ignored it....
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:29 AM   #28
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Well I like it. I'm surprised to learn there's widespread disdain for it. Never would have guessed...
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #29
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Taipei 101 is insane building.

Taiwan has lots of earthquakes and when the construction of Taipei 101 was in process one of the earthquake happened and, as a result, two cranes toppled form the 56th floor and caused five death.

While Taipei 101 is earthquake resistant, it doesn't mean that inside building everything will be become a mess after the next earthquake.

Taipei is not cool city, looks poor: lots of dirt and stuff like that.
This building is just a boasting, not just a common sense. The same for the rest of China - lots of boasting.

Don't create demand for insane developments and don't praise China for that, you will help to save lots of lives, because building like this one is just to impress you.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #30
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People make their livings in buildings like these.
Also, if they can build them, let them. Dubai was once unknown of before it built skyscrapers to show off, and now it's universally recognized and surely attreacted a lot more investors.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #31
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People make their livings in buildings like these.
There are lots of other great ways to make for living.

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Also, if they can build them, let them. Dubai was once unknown of before it built skyscrapers to show off, and now it's universally recognized and surely attreacted a lot more investors.
Sure, Burj Khalifa is more insane.
Have you ever interested how to evacuate from the last floors of Burj Khalifa
in case if it catches a fire? Lifts will be blocked. It has special rooms on some floors to evacuate: people will be staying in the building during the fire - it is insane.

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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #32
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Better ways to make a living? In a country of over a billion people, office work is completely ideal. USA sure seems to think so, since Sears Tower has even higher floors than Taipei 101. Even successful businessmen have to work in office towers. Would you rather people work in offices or sweatshops?

Please, show me another such building that is perfectly safe from fires? You are more likely to die falling down the stairs than to die in an office fire, so maybe we should ban stairs?

I don't know what stereotypes you listen to but that's not true and please don't resort to such personal insults. It really makes you look immature. And who are you to complain of skyscrapers on a website called SKYSCRAPERCITY?
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #33
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Why is Taipei 101 so hated?? Says who?
Is that the general consensus that every skyscraper nerd from here thinks?

I personally don't mind the design and i lived in Taipei for a year. While the facade is not that impressive, its the structural design and engineering feat thats most impressive about the tower. It can withstand typhoon winds of over 200km/hr and major earthquakes as well and the most interesting feature is the main tuned mass damper located near the top of the tower.

The massive steel pendulum weighs over 660 tonnes and is suspended from 87th to 92nd floor, the pendulum sways to offset movements in the building caused by strong gusts and its damper sphere is the largest of its kind in the world.

I'd rather be in this tower than any super tall towers if an earthquake or a typhoon occurs.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:19 AM   #34
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Better ways to make a living? In a country of over a billion people, office work is completely ideal. USA sure seems to think so, since Sears Tower has even higher floors than Taipei 101. Even successful businessmen have to work in office towers. Would you rather people work in offices or sweatshops?

Please, show me another such building that is perfectly safe from fires? You are more likely to die falling down the stairs than to die in an office fire, so maybe we should ban stairs?

I don't know what stereotypes you listen to but that's not true and please don't resort to such personal insults. It really makes you look immature. And who are you to complain of skyscrapers on a website called SKYSCRAPERCITY?
You need to re-think how valuable your arguments can be. Sears Tower? Does Chicago has earthquakes?
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:25 AM   #35
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So it's all to do with earthquakes? In that case, you are safer to stay high up in this building than to stay on the ground, where the ground may split open or a chunk of concrete may crush you.

And if it really is about the earthquakes, then you had no reason to bring up my country.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:30 AM   #36
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Taipei is not cool city, looks poor: lots of dirt and stuff like that.
This building is just a boasting, not just a common sense. The same for the rest of China - lots of boasting.

Don't create demand for insane developments and don't praise China for that, you will help to save lots of lives, because building like this one is just to impress you.
Have you been or lived in Taipei? If not, i suggest you don't make stupid broad statements like that just because you've seen photos of it. Thats cringeworthy. Taipei is one of the most cleanest and westernized cities in Asia i've been to and its also one of the coolest. Its also not poor as well, many people are very well off and their common courtesy and behaviour are alot better than those in China.

As for buildings to impress, what is the point of building super skyscapers if they are not out there to impress the public? And whats that got to do with saving lives?
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So it's all to do with earthquakes? In that case, you are safer to stay high up in this building than to stay on the ground, where the ground may split open or a chunk of concrete may crush you.

And if it really is about the earthquakes, then you had no reason to bring up my country.
Mate, just let's see what Romania is

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Have you been or lived in Taipei? If not, i suggest you don't make stupid broad statements like that just because you've seen photos of it. Thats cringeworthy. Taipei is one of the most cleanest and westernized cities in Asia i've been to and its also one of the coolest. Its also not poor as well, many people are very well off and their common courtesy and behaviour are alot better than those in China.

As for buildings to impress, what is the point of building super skyscapers if they are not out there to impress the public? And whats that got to do with saving lives?
Yes, I visited Taipei in 2012. I traveled by high speed train and was able to see many cities in Taiwan. Lots of dirt, bad smell, tombs...etc.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #39
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Every country has its ghettos. Even so, I see plenty of well-off gypsy people around town, with iphones and such.

Also DAILYMAIL.COM?!


You are embarassing yourself
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Old March 18th, 2013, 06:35 AM   #40
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Better ways to make a living? In a country of over a billion people, office work is completely ideal. USA sure seems to think so, since Sears Tower has even higher floors than Taipei 101.
Taiwan is not part of China and more importantly don't ever say that to its citizen.
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