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Taipei 101

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Taipei 101

The world record holder for the tallest building in the world from 2004 through 2010, Taipei 101, located in Taiwan, is now the fourth tallest, standing at 1,670 feet. Though it has been surpassed in height, the building lays claim to a number of prestigious awards, including Newsweek's 7 New Wonders of the World, Discovery's 7 Wonders of Engineering, and it is the Guinness world record holder of the fastest passenger elevator in the world.

Perhaps most notable, however, is Taipei 101's claim to being the largest green building in the world. It was awarded LEED Platinum certification in 2011, the tallest and largest building in the world to achieve that rank.