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Shin Kong Life Tower

66 Chunghsiao West Road, Zhong-Zhen District
Taipei Taiwan

Construction Dates
Floor Count51
Building Uses
 - office
 - observation
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire801 ft

• Architect: Kaku Morin.

• Others: China Steel Structure Company LTD, Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC).

• The Shin Kong Life Tower was Taiwan's tallest building until 1997, when Kaohsiung's 348m Tuntex Skytower was completed.

• Located across from Taipei's central railroad and subway station, the tower is one of the most well known landmarks in the city.

• The largest branch of Taipei's three Mitsukoshi department stores is located in floors 1-13 of the building. There is also a public observatory on the 46th floor and a restaurant on the 44th. The rest of the building houses offices for the Shin Kong Life Insurance Co.

• A golden Shin Kong logo (a "kong" character inside an oval) is mounted on the tenth floor of the building. Shin Kong is an old-style romanization of the "Hsin Kuang" or "Shin Kwang", meaning "New Light".

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