Monday, January 4, 2010

Oh No, 101!!!

Sorry, Taipei 101, but as of today, due to the opening of this Dubai monstrosity, you are now the second tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa has beaten you out. So, I guess it's back to the drawing board, eh Taiwan? I guess you can take solace in the fact that, unlike Dubai, you aren't actually bankrupt and can afford to build another Icarian tower.

Of course, I have to admit, my sadness is a bit selfish. Five years ago, with my first trip to Asia, I got to brag that I'd been in the tallest, 101, and second tallest, Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers (god, walking across that skywalk had me almost losing my lunch), buildings in the world in less than one week. To say I've been in the second and third tallest buildings sounds kinda lame.

I guess it's off to Dubai!

1 comment:

Keiko said...

I thought SHanghai has the second largest towerrr..