Fireworks in Taiwan: Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks 2013
Some of you may be aware that we have just returned from China where we were sourcing new products for the 2013 season.
Over the years as you can imagine we have built up close personal relationships with some of the agents and factory personnel over the years to such a degree that a number of them came over to the UK in August to join in the family wedding celebrations.
It is always a pleasure to see them again and this time, having arrived a couple of days into the New Year we were surprised to learn that our friend and colleague had actually visited Taiwan to see the fireworks from Tai Pei 101 which was the World’s tallest building from its erection in 2004 until January 2010 when the Burj Khalifa was opened in Dubai.
Having friends in the industry does pay dividends when John, partner of one of our agents was given the opportunity to see first hand the work in progress. Launching from a 509-meter high building was never going to be an easy task but innovations in the creation of a computer ‘mock-up’ of the display showed how the anticipated display would be in reality. Having been fortunate enough to see both the computer-generated imagery and the real thing as filmed by John we have to say that the firers are true artists. The colours were truly spectacular looking at times like a giant Christmas Tree with the most graceful falling stars.
Groupe F really should be commended for their work as they also did the display for the Burg Khalifa in Dubai too.
A total of 22,0000 fireworks formed the display and as previously outlined, the Tai Pei 101 is very environmentally friendly and as a result of the carbon emissions being sent skywards, they will also turn off lighting on the building for 6-days following the event to save the equivalent of 7600kw of electricity.
Check out the video: