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Shin Kong Life Tower, Taipei: 4 reviews and 5 photos

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  • Shin-Kong Life Tower - Taipei
      Shin-Kong Life Tower
    by chewy3326

The Shin-Kong Life Insurance Building (Shin-Kong Life Tower) (新光大樓) was the tallest building in Taipei before the construction of Taipei 101, but has now become the second tallest building in the city and third tallest in Taiwan. It is 245 meters tall with 51 floors, and is easily seen from much of the city. The Shin-Kong Life Tower is close to the Taipei Main Station and isn't far off Zhongxiao Rd. Originally, there was a Topview observatory at Shin-Kong, but because of the recent construction of Taipei 101 it is now CLOSED. A large department stoor occupies the first few floors of the building. The best views of the Shin-Kong Life Tower are from the 228 Memorial Peace Park and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

The Shin-Kong Life Building was completed in 1993 as Taiwan's tallest building, but was later surpassed by Kaoshiung's Tuntex skycraper; Shin-Kong replaced Kaoshiung's Grand 50 Tower as Taiwan's highest building. If history teaches us anything, Kaoshiung will probably be building something bigger than Taipei 101 someday...

Directions: Taipei Main Station MRT stop
Phone: 886 2 2388 6132

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 17, 2006
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