Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hello from the 73rd floor...

So I had the opportunity to work from the new Taipei office the past couple of days... on the 73rd floor of the Taipei 101 (currently tallest building in the world)!!!!  The office is amazing, the micro-kitchen is as well stocked as any 7-11 in Taiwan (it'll be enough to keep you happy for days on end...). And the view... oh my God the view... I had the good luck of visiting during a small typhoon that passed by just south of Taiwan, so the weather was mixed between beautiful clear skies and a slight drizzle... and then the subsequent rainbow(s)!

Some photos from the office...
From Google Taipei


From Google Taipei


From Google Taipei


This is the view from their cafeteria... life can be so unfair :).
From Google Taipei


From Google Taipei


From Google Taipei


Instant beef noodle soup with real beef!
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Of course... my favorite childhood snacks :)
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From Google Taipei


Double rainbow!
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The rainbow was so close you feel like you can just reach out and touch it...
From Google Taipei

From Google Taipei


And of course... sunsets from 73rd floor can't be missed.
From Google Taipei


From Google Taipei

Of course the down side to being on the 73rd floor is... you have to WALK down in case of emergencies >.<.... I missed the memo about yesterday being the practice building evacuation / fire drill.... I was in the middle of a meeting when the fire alarm went off... so naturally I followed my coworkers and walked down the stair well... all 73 floors of it. By the time I got down to the ground floor... wow. It wasn't that hard... but you definitely feel it :). Of course we did get to walk out side on the balcony area between each section of Taipei 101... view from 60 some floors up without windows is just AMAZING (and really strong winds too...). Oh ... and now I can say for sure that there is no 44th floor (there is two 42nd floor, 42 and 42a) but there is a 4th floor... I saw it with my own eyes...:)