HalVarian
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower or 85 SKYTOWER, is an 85-floor skyscraper located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The structure is 347.5 m (1,140 ft) high. An antenna pushes the building height to 378 m (1,240 ft). Constructed from 1994 to 1997, it is the tallest skyscraper in Kaohsiung, and was the tallest in Taiwan until the completion of Taipei 101. The building was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, and has an unusual 'prong' design with two separate 39-floor sections, which merge into a single central tower rising to a spire. This unique design leaves a substantial space below the central part of the tower. The design was inspired by the Chinese character Kao (高), meaning "tall," and also the first character in the city's name. The building is owned by the Tuntex Group (Chien-Tai is a subsidiary) and is mainly offices, but includes residential space, a department store and the Splendor Kaohsiung hotel occupies the 37th to 70th floors. An observation deck on the 75th floor offers views over the Kaohsiung City, the Love River and the Kaohsiung Harbour, and is accessed by high speed elevators, capable of speeds of 10.17 m/s.
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reminds me of a Y-wing fighter from Star Wars...
4 years ago·Reply
Omg... @minjaeturtles You're right! Now, I'll only think of Star Wars when I see this.
4 years ago·Reply
@YinofYang Star Wars is pure awesomeness. Your moment spent thinking of it will be a moment well-spent :D
4 years ago·Reply
@minjaeturtles I agree! I had decided to rewatch Star Wars for the umpteenth, but left off on the Empire Strikes Back. I should go finish that now.
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