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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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Taipei Twin Tower (1148 ft)

Taipei is getting a twin tower in the central station area. The towers will be linked to the future Taipei-CKS Airport Express Rail station and the Taipei Main Station by a series of underground tunnels.

Fumihiko Maki of Japan beat Richard Rogers and Hadid in the design competition.

Taller tower: 350m (1148 ft), 86F
Shorter tower: 64F, not released yet

It will be completed in 2011.

"Ticketing and check-in counters will be set up at the B1 floor of the station, allowing travelers to check-in or buy tickets prior to arriving at the CKS Airport, making Taiwan's airport express rail the world's third to have such functions after London and Hong Kong, he said."





This is the current central station area, the twin towers will be to the left of the pink tower.




You can see the central area (far center in the pic)


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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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Towers look alright, and I'm glad taipei is getting more heights for its skyline.

Amazing pic with T101 BTW.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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Good news, but they'r not twins.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #4
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tall but not so beautiful
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Old July 9th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #5
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Great news, I like them.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #7
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To be quite honest with you I find them quite elegant, and I would love to see a rendering. Oh, and that sunset picture is stunning. Taipei is a place I would like very much to visit.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:03 AM   #8
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The look of those two new towers is quite fine, and the sunset picture is megnificant!!!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:57 AM   #9
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is taipei suddenly getting into the skyscraper race now to compete with HK and Shanghai?

I can see why Taipei would want to emulate HK, great skyline - utterly ambient for the music industry to set mtvs and write songs about by. But i've always admired how, even with the lack of a signature skyline, Taipei has always managed to place an image in my mind with its icons of music and movies. Taipei ppl are BEAUTIFUL.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 11:17 AM   #10
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wow, with these two towers and 101, it will really be a sight of wonders
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Old July 9th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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The height for taipei twin towers has been released:

taller: 350m 86F
shorter: not released yet
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There's no word to say what I feel looking this photo... it s incredible I love it!!!
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Old July 9th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #13
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nice, but these towers appear to be lonesome
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #14
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Quote:
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The height for taipei twin towers has been released:

taller: 350m 86F
shorter: not released yet
that isn't tall for a 86 floors tower, as i compare it to the taipai 101
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Old July 9th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #15
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Are those the defintive design? A little boring.
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Nice Design.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #17
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Good.Another +300 m for Taipei!
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great news !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OMG, even at that height, Taipei still dwarfs them.
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