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Pei Tou Incinerator

Pei Tou Ward, Chou Mei Li Chou Wei Section
Taipei Taiwan

Status:built
Floor Count10
Building Uses
 - industrial
 - observation
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - chimney
 - revolving floor
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
Materials
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire492 ftOfficial site
Top of smokestack.
Top floor394 ftOfficial site
Revolving restaurant

Description
• This incinerator feature's the world's first smokestack-mounted revolving restaurant, the Star Catcher. The incinerator has been fitted with special anti pollution devices to make air quality safe, and the restaurant was built to prove it.

• Can burn 1800 metric tons of trash each day, at temperatures between 850 and 1050 degrees Celsius. At peak capacity, this can generate 48 megawatts of electricical power.

• Built at a cost of NT$7.5 billion. This building dates from the 1980s or 1990s, exact date unknown.

• Restaurant opened for business by Taipei mayor Ma Ying Jeou on Januaray 1, 2000.

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