Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Taishin Tower, Taipei

3/16/2011 Taiwan Explorer

The Taishin Tower, also known as Taishin International Bank Tower 台新金控大樓 is a new modern landmark in Taipei, located in the Daan district. It's not one of the tallest structures in the city (only 123m tall with 25 floors), but it's certainly among the most remarkable ones. It was completed in 2005 and designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. It's located close to one of the biggest roundabouts in Taipei: The Renai Circle. This probably one of the most beautiful examples of modern Taiwanese architecture and certainly one of my favorite buildings in Taipei. I was really lucky to be in Daan on a very bright day.

Let me share some photos of the Taishin Tower with you (March 2011):

The closer you are to the building, the bigger it appears.

This is the edgy western part of the building.

The central part with the entrance is like a wave and it's designed to fit into the Jenai Circle.

The glass facade is marvelous.

The Taishin tower in it's full glory, seen from the northern part of the Jenai circle.

Old and new in harmony. Read more about the tower's design on Colorcinetics.com.

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