C E S TAIPEI 101’S PROGRAMS ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY
As a Taiwanese landmark, TAIPEI 101 hosts
several annual events that started soon after
the building opened to the public.
If you have watched New Year’s Eve
festivities around the world, you have
undoubtedly seen the fireworks display
presented by TAIPEI 101. The firecrackers
shoot out from balconies constructed around
the mechanical floors. The end result is
mesmerizing, as the building seems to erupt
like a huge firecracker, choreographed to
music, at midnight. As the main feature of
Taiwan’s annual New Year celebrations,
planning for next year’s show starts
immediately after the current year’s show ends.
“Each year, we pick a new theme and try to
make it even better,” says James Liao, project
manager. “It takes us months of planning and
about two months of construction to mount all
The Run Up race to the top of TAIPEI 101
is an athletic feat not for the faint-hearted and
involves sprinting up 2046 steps. In 2005, the
first year the race was held, the winner, an
Australian competitor named Paul Crake, set a
record of 10 minutes and 29 seconds to finish
the race. Participants have been trying to beat
that record ever since.
TAIPEI Financial Center Corp. sponsors
an annual International Photography Contest,
offering a prize of NT $100,000 (about 3,500
USD) to the Gold Medal photo. This year,
photographs can be submitted in two themes:
TAIPEI 101 and Taiwan’s Ocean and Islands.
Ongoing education programs on
sustainability and LEED certification, as well
as green tours, take place on a regular basis
as part of the building’s initiative to extend
the public’s green awareness and practices.
In October 2018, TAIPEI 101 is going to host
the Smart Trend Exhibition and Forum,
showcasing the latest trends and technologies
in sustainable development, as well as the
TAIPEI 101 Property Management Academy,
which will serve as a platform for industry
leaders to exchange ideas and experiences.