The 2011 New Year's fireworks display at the Dream Mall in Kaohsiung Taiwan
Fastest Elevators In The World
Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai) Opening ceremony 2010 January 4
Ruim vijf jaar werd gebouwd aan de Burj Dubai, een toren van meer dan 800 meter hoog met ruim 26.000 glaspanelen. De glazenwasser die zich waagt aan de schoonmaakklus heeft zeker twee maanden werk. (4 januari 2010)
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة "Khalifa Tower"), formerly known as Burj Dubai, is a "super tall" skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009 and the building officially opened on 4 January 2010.
The building is part of the 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Burj Khalifa at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architect and engineer is Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP (Chicago). Bill Baker, the Chief Structural Engineer for the project, invented the buttressed core structural system in order to enable the tower to achieve such heights economically. Adrian Smith, who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006, was the Design Partner on the project.
The primary builder is a joint venture of South Korean Samsung C&T, who also built the Taipei 101 and Petronas Twin Towers, Belgian group Besix and Arabtec from UAE. Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction project manager. Under UAE law, the Contractor and the Engineer of Record are jointly and severally liable for the performance of Burj Dubai. Therefore, by adoption of SOM's design and by being appointed as Architect and Engineer of Record, Hyder Consulting is legally the Design Consultant for the tower.
In an effort to publicize the fireworks show held at the world's tallest building, Taipei 101, to mark the entrance of a new year, the Government Information Office (GIO) commissioned cable television channel TVBS to transmit pictures of the countdown to
Fireworks display on Taipei 101 for 2009 New Year celebration in Taipei City, Taiwan.
( 2009 Taipei 102 Fireworks)
Richard discovers how the Taipei 101 tower, built next to a seismic fault line in a typhoon hotspot, is able to withstand extreme natural events.
the 2008 new year fireworks held from Taiwan's Taipei 101 is said to be the last one for ever so catch the last of this beautiful and spectacular event
I heard this was the last year they're having the fireworks display at the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Taipei 101 is currently the world's tallest building.
I don't understand why, but this makes me laugh when I accelerate the video to 1000%.
Installed in Taipei 101 are two streamlined elevators boasting a top speed of 1,010 meters per minute, equivalent to 38 miles per hour. It only takes 38 seconds to traverse from the 5th floor to the 89th floor.
This video was shot at Taipei 101 on New Years eve in Taipei, Taiwan.