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.
Update on November 7th, 2012:
I went for a short walk around the site and this is what I saw:
Update on November 30th, 2013:
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