- jamesLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Taipei 101 has 101 stories above ground (hence the name) and five underground.The building holds the records for:Ground to structural top: 509 m (1,671 ft), a record formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers at 452 m (1,483 ft) Ground to roof: 449 m (1,474 ft). Formerly held by the Sears Tower 442 m (1,451 ft) Ground to highest occupied floor: 439 m (1,441 ft). Formerly held by the Sears Tower Fastest Ascending Elevator speed: 16.83 m/s (37.5 miles/hour.) Ground to pinnacle, which is held by the Sears Tower 527 m (1,729 ft). Taipei 101's roof was completed on July 1, 2003. In a ceremony presided over by Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, the pinnacle was fitted on October 17, 2003, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Towers by 57 meters (188 feet).  Its records may be surpassed by several buildings planned for completion before 2009, including International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, Fordham Spire in Chicago, Shanghai World Financial Center, Freedom Tower in New York City, and Burj Dubai, the future tallest building, in the U.A.E..Various sources, including the building's owners, list the height as 508 m (1,667 ft). This lower figure is measured from the top of a 1-meter platform at the base. However, according to CTBUH standards, the height of this platform should be included in the building height because it is part of the man-made structure and is above the level of the surrounding sidewalk.