Constructed in five years
Still my favorite skyscraper even though it no longer holds the record for being the tallest. I love everything about Taipei 101 — from the symbolism to the green design to the steel pendulum that acts as a tuned mass damper to absorb vibrations caused by tremors, Taiwan being in an earthquake belt. I’ve seen that pendulum up close and I tried to take photos but I had the wrong lens attached to the camera. It was so massive that I should have had a super wide angle lens.