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Taipei 101

Firework fantasia

Spectators around the world were mesmerised as pyrotechnic engineers presented firework extravaganzas above major cities

Thursday, 3 January, 2008, 12:00am

listening

The tallest building in the world

You are watching a TV news item about the world's tallest building. Listen to the newscasters and then fill in the fact sheet.

1. Where is the world's tallest building?

in the Far East

in South East Europe

in the Middle East

2. How high is the Burj Dubai Tower?

21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

High and mighty? Try these on for size!

the top five ... tallest buildings

Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan

Standing 509.2m tall with 101 floors, this is the first building in the world to have rooms more than half a kilometre up in the air.

Most visitors prefer to explore the bottom six floors of shops, restaurants, nightclubs and cinemas, all designed by a fung shui master.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fools' gold

For the past two or three years, new luxury apartments have been going up in the quiet leafy lanes behind the chaos of Taipei's main boulevards. They are sleek 12-storey buildings with pseudo-European names like 'Le Figaro'.

18 May 2006 - 12:00am