Taipei 101 Fights Back

Taiwan’s landmark skyscraper Taipei 101 may not be the tallest building in the world anymore but it is still trying to hold on to some of its notoriety by becoming the worlds tallest ‘green building’!  Taipei 101 applied for green building certification in October 2009 and should be certified in 18 months.

Taipei 101 spokesman Michael Liu said that the former world’s tallest building is still a masterpiece of technology. Liu said the huge steel damper inside the building that reduces swaying in high winds is a big draw to foreign tourists.

Liu said that visitors to the skyscraper’s observatory have increased by 30 percent in 2009 over the year before.  What happens if Dubai’s Burj Khalifa goes green?