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My Minecraft build of Taipei 101, built by me with no editors used.
Scale is 1:3 of the real building because of the 256 block height limit.
As I progressed to the top, I ran out of space to build the spire properly, I had to redesign the base twice before building skyward.
Tower is built mainly of stained glass, quartz & iron blocks.

Update: Now in 2560 x 1440p

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Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper standing in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. This magnificent structure is a prime example of traditional Asian design & symbolism, infused with the modern age with advanced construction methods. The tower is currently the third tallest in the world, & the tallest building in Eastern Asia. The tower stands at a height of 509 meters, has a floor count of 101 including five basement floors.

Construction of Taipei 101 started in 1999 after a year of planning, the design demanding that the tower be of Asian architectural aesthetic. Structurally, the tower resembles a pagoda, a multi-tiered tower common to China & Japan, used to contain relics of the Buddha.  In addition, it had to be able to cope with strong winds & earthquakes which frequently take place in the south-east Asian region.

The tower features many restaurants & food courts,  offices, observatories, an art gallery, a shopping center, & super-fast internet connectivity. It's lifts are the fastest in the world, able to ascend at a speed of 60 kph. Also, it's tuned mass damper is the world's largest, being 18 feet in diameter supplimented by two smaller ones, help to minimise swaying in high winds.

Taipei 101 has also been designed to be energy efficient & with a low carbon footprint compared to other skyscrapers. This makes it one of the most sustainable buildings in the world due in large part to it's design & advanced technology.

After five years of work, the tower was completed in 2004, it offically opened on New Year's Eve that year with a spectacular fireworks display, & every year it still plays host to such displays of celebration.

Taipei 101 is an unmistakable symbol of a confident nation, one that embraces tradition & modernisation, & is a marvel of modern architecture.
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:iconnowhereman-jack:
NowhereMan-Jack Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Freaking awesome! :D
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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:iconandroiddockhalo:
AndroidDockhalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Cool
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconandroiddockhalo:
AndroidDockhalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Your welcome
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:iconbearrpony:
Bearrpony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
im have minecraft do you like to play?
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would, but my internet is really slow. I live in a rural area where internet is awful :(
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:iconbearrpony:
Bearrpony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow This is so cute


Im Love it 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you do :)
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:iconrzavio:
Rzavio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow Build Tall Tower That Nice
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconbonnette1987:
Bonnette1987 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
WOW
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A magnificent tower isn't it? :)
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:iconcloudcaramel:
CloudCaramel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That must've taken forever to build! Good job!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! It took three months, my longest yet!
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:iconkaedenaga:
KaedeNaga Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Glad you like it! :)
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:iconmegaherofactory:
megaherofactory Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
what would u do if i went in and used more tnt mod and used tnt 500 on it? IM A GRIEFER
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I wouldn't be too happy about it, but at least in Minecraft towers don't collapse even with large holes blasted in them. Or even Withers would to tremendous damage to anything around them, with anything glass they have no problem with.
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:iconmegaherofactory:
megaherofactory Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
i was kidding LOL im a griefer MWAHAHA
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ah, sure got me there ^^;
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:iconmegaherofactory:
megaherofactory Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
:D
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:iconcreamyplaydoh:
creamyplaydoh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
thats coolhow long did it take??
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! It took three or four days or thereabouts, quick in my scheme of things!
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:iconcreamyplaydoh:
creamyplaydoh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Wow your quick i'm pretty slow
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ahh... I'm rather slow myself to be honest, I'm in college so my time is limited, but I like to pay attention to detail too :)
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:icondragonlovergirltr1:
DragonlovergirlTR1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Glad you like it!
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:icondragonlovergirltr1:
DragonlovergirlTR1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconbonesnskull:
bonesNskull Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
cool :)
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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:icondrewdeviants:
DrewDeviants Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. I knew you could build amazing stuff in Minecraft... but this... Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've just uploaded the Blue Mosque, my biggest yet! :)
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:iconpopangle-19:
PopAngle-19 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing job, keep it upcat planet cat planet 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! Just uploaded my newest one! :D
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:iconarrantspade80:
ArrantSpade80 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
holy sh*t. i am amazed.OMG 
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! Glad you like it! :D
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:iconarrantspade80:
ArrantSpade80 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yea yea yea yea boooiiiiii :happybounce: 
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:iconcolinbenson:
ColinBenson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
When I see such awesome Minecraft structures, I feel like the things I build pale in comapison. I made a "Tower of Zot" almost all out of Oak wood and kept building it higher and higher until the game wouldn't allow me to place any more blocks.  But it's not as cool as your tower. Did you make it in creative mode?
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I built this in Creative, yes, I had to 'sculpt"the tower to a level that I was satisfied with. And the ability to fly in Creative is a big help too.
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:iconslipperygold07:
SlipperyGold07 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it made of ice? Har har
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Stained glass: I built this in version 1.7
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:icon30chad03:
30chad03 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH.
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Glad you like it, wish I could see the real thing in person :)
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:icon30chad03:
30chad03 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so do i
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:iconpoeanater:
poeanater Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
nice tower check out my tower i did of sauron's tower a wile back
poeanater.deviantart.com/art/s…
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Glad you like it, I'll have a look at your tower too...
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:iconmultimix2000:
MultiMix2000 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
cool
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