Taipei, Taiwan, China
Height: 508 m / 1,667 ft
World's Tallest Building
Title Conferred: August 2011
Client: Taipei Financial Center Corporation
TAIPEI 101 has inaugurated a CTBUH Signboard recognizing the significant height achievements of the building, at its ceremony to celebrate its environmental upgrade works which has gained LEED-Existing Building Operation and Maintenance Platinum status.
CTBUH Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim attended the ceremony and inauguration of the signboard, which was presided over by Mr. Horace Lin, president of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation. CTBUH Representative for Taiwan, Cathy Yang—also of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation—was also in attendance.
TAIPEI 101 is now the tallest building in the world to receive the LEED EBOM-Platinum honor, which is the highest level in the ranking system for existing buildings employed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “The efforts made by TAIPEI 101 show that environmental protection will save more on costs and create earnings in the future,” said Mr. Lin.
Professor Kim commented “It is great to see CTBUH signboards being installed at many buildings throughout the world. The signboards inform the public of specific height achievements of particular buildings and promote the buildings to the world.”
On October 8, 2004, the then CTBUH chairman Ron Klemencic handed over a plaque to TAIPEI 101 Chairman and President Horace Lin to recognize the tower as the new Tallest Building in the World at the time.