Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Taipei TiT Tower Square, Ximending

3/27/2011 Taiwan Explorer
The tallest building in Western Taipei proper


The Taipei TiT Tower Sqaure (TiT is short for "Town in Town", not for a female organ), Chinese "阿曼 TiT" ("āmàn T.i.T.", literally Oman, the Middle eastern country), is a new high-rise residential building currently under construction, located in Ximending, part of Taipei'sr Wanhua District. From what I've seen, the final height of 130m (and 27 floors) is reached, they only need to make the facade and the interior parts. This will by far be the tallest building in Wanhua (Taipei's oldest district), but whether such high-rise condo belongs there, is another question. The sailboat design is not unique, it heavily resembles the famous Burj Al-Arab hotel from 1999 (maybe that's why they chose the name Oman). The TiT Tower Square will stand out in Wanhua, but in terms of height it won't stand out so much. Even in Banqiao there are a plenty of taller buildings, let alone in Taipei. This residential building, amid the famous Ximending pedestrian area, will have one of the most expensive apartments in the city. The lower floors will feature a shopping mall and the Eslite Book Store. See a promotional video of the building below:


Here are some related articles on the building. All are in Chinese, because there's not a lot of info in English (other than making fun of the TiT in the name):

Taipei TiT Tower Square @ Archifield.net

Once they complete the building entirely, I will surely go to Ximending and take tons of photos.