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Shin Kong Life Tower

Identification

Shin Kong Life Tower
122278

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
modernism

Usages

commercial office
department store

Facts

  • Tallest building in Taiwan from 1993 to 1997. It surpassed Grand 50 Tower in 1993.
  • Surpassed by Tuntex Sky Tower in 1997, becoming the 2nd tallest building in Taiwan.
  • Used to be the tallest building in Taipei City until the topping-out of Taipei 101 in 2003.
  • The first 12 floors and 2 floors underground are in use by Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, a large department store.
  • The elevator to the Observatory was the fastest in Taiwan and reached the 46th floor in 30 seconds travelling at 540 meter per minute.
  • The building used to have an observatory on the 46th floor but this closed in 2006 due to waning popularity in the face of competition from Taipei 101's observatory.

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Location

66 Chunghsiao West Road
100
Taipei
Taiwan

Technical Data

803.01 ft
803.01 ft
764.44 ft
51
7
1989
1993
470

Involved Companies

Kaku Morin
elevator supplier, steel supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
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