Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taiwan - Buildings

Streets of Taipei:

The facade of Five Cent Driftwood Restaurant, built by a lady who was once so poor she had to use rejected bricks and driftwood to build herself a home. Inspired by that, she went on to build restaurants using the experience she had gained.

Taipei 101:

Huge tuned mass damper.

Tallest completed building in the world, with the fastest lift in the world. Unbelievably, it's faster going up than down.

Chiufen, built on a cliff:

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