Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Gate of Taipei Twin Towers

3/15/2011 Taiwan Explorer

The Gate of Taipei will consist of two skyscrapers, the taller will be 320m, the shorter 240m. The structures were designed by the Japanese architect Fumiko Maki and will be located in Zhongzheng district, that spans over Taipei's old center, very close to the Taipei Main Station. Underneath the biggest tower, the future Taipei station of the Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT System is currently being built. The whole area will be redesigned and is meant to be another modern center of Taipei together with Xinyi. Another thing, that I truly applaud, is the fact, that the old Taipei North Gate will be liberated from those ugly overpasses, that are nearly strangling it like a snake around the throat. The whole area will also be much greener and full of other smaller new buildings. When the project's planned to be completed is still unsure. Let's hope it won't last too long.

The area marked in green will be revitalized.

Update on November 7th, 2012:

I went for a short walk around the site and this is what I saw:

The posters on the fence surrounding the site still show the skyscrapers.

One part open for the trucks revealed a peak inside. The foundation for the underground station seems to be finished. I wonder, if a tower will be built on that.

Update on November 30th, 2013:

This is a recent photo of the construction site. It was taken from the 45th floor of the Shin Kong Life Tower.

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