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Old Posted Feb 2, 2009, 1:38 PM
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Taichung | Civic Plaza| 168m | 38Fl | U/C






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Oh...how interesting...Thanks for the update of this project.
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looks pretty nice. 168m is a good height.
i have noticed that most new skyscrapers built in taichung look more modern than the ones in taipei. the ones built in xing yi look especially hideous. why is that? why does taipei have to build the ugliest skyscrapers in asia?
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^ Looking good! I can see some progress
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looks pretty nice. 168m is a good height.
i have noticed that most new skyscrapers built in taichung look more modern than the ones in taipei. the ones built in xing yi look especially hideous. why is that? why does taipei have to build the ugliest skyscrapers in asia?
have you seen the skyscrapers in India?
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I am not a expert for urban planning, but I think the reasons are defective urban plan and developers.

This webiste is about the history of Xiyin urban planning.
http://mail.tku.edu.tw/094152/xy2.htm

According this website,
In 1985 to 1995, the goverment plan the limited heights of A1、A2、A4、A6、A7、A14、A15、A21、A22 are 85m and A8、A9、A10、A11、A16、A17 are 45m. Finally, A3、A5、A18、A23 have to be higher than 126m for Xiyin distruct. It is because the air route of Song Shan airport pass through this area.


It is totally different expectations compare with these pictures. You can see, A1, A2, A6, A7 is much higher than 85m.


The reason is A22, 23 (Taipei 101). The original plan is build a 50 floors tower. (Sorry, I can not find the rendering.) But during the proposal stage, it was added to 508m to make a world tallest building. It was a result of negotiation between Civil Aeronautics Administration and Taipei government. Air route of Song Shan aiport was changed and the limited high of whole Xiyin district became 600m. But, the limited height of A8、A9、A10、A11、A16、A17
are still 45m. The reason is there was a plenty of department stores had been built in these sites before Taipei 101 started to build. Eventually, Taipei government kept this area as low density development. Therefore, we can see a huge gap when we see the skyline.

One thing, I need to mention. B3, B4, B5 in picture above, they were built around 1980s to 1990s. And A1, A2, A3, A6, A9...etc, most of them were built after 2000. Between 1990 to 2000, the development of Xiyin District was not going well because the development cost, economic issue and location. The developers were not interesting in that time. Government do a lot of thing to encourage developers, but still useless. And you can see the buildings were built after 2000 is much better than these which built around 1980s to 1990s.

Why skyline of Xiyin district is so distorted? I think it is because it takes too much time to develop and defective urban plan that set by Taipei government.

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It is a great example, A2 (President Enterprise Corporation). It's the original design, but because height limits of Song Shan airport, it cut down the height from 200m to 154m.




Whatever, the height limit is increased to 600m,but there are still some statutory rule that limit the development. The statutory building bulk ratio which set up by government around 2000. If they want to build 400m or 500m in A1, A2, A3...etc, the building bulk ratio should increase to more than 1500%. Unfortunately, they are around 600% to 800%.


I think we need to understand the history of Xiyin development before we actually criticise. And the one we must criticise is the defective policy by Taiwan government rather than developers.

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Looks good. Thank you William for uploading those update.
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Thank you William for keeping this forum alive!
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