Fireworks will be lighting up the skies all over the globe this New Year’s Eve and we are featuring as many as possible to see how other countries celebrate.
This year, Taipei in Taiwan will once again be featuring a fireworks display to rival anywhere else in the World and will once again do so from the highest building available, Taipei 101.
Taipei 101 was originally called the World Financial Centre and from 2004 – 2010 was officially the tallest building in the World until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in 2010 and was heralded in 2011 as the highest green building in the World.
Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground level and a further 5 below and was designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
This year’s display according to organisers will be quite different from the past events as instead of being full of noise and explosions, this year it will be ‘graceful’.
There will be 22,000 fireworks let off in a little over 3-minutes to a re-mastered version of ‘The Firebird’ by Stravinsky keeping with the theme of the event which is ‘Swing for the Future’.
Groupe F will be responsible for the display this year along with being given the opportunity to also fire the display at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The team will be including the use of Wi-Fi and GPS systems for the first time in Taipei as the pyro is set to be detonated from angles never done before.
Being a green building, they remain mindful of the fact that they will be sending 4500kg of carbon emissions up into the night skies and plan to turn off many of the lights in their building for 6-days which will save 7600kw of electricity.
I am certain that whatever steps are taken, the fireworks display will prove to be spectacular once again this year.
If you are planning to have fireworks for New Year, why not come along to our bespoke showroom in Tankersley to pick out a couple of fantastic pieces to bring in your New Year in EPIC style.