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Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks 2013

Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks 2013

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.

Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks 2013

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.

Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks 2013

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.

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Taipei New Year Fireworks

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.


New Years Eve in Taipei

The upcoming 2010 New Year fireworks show at Taipei 101 (one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers) will be the most spectacular and colourful ever presented by the organisers, an official said Wednesday.

This will be the sixth year that the tower will ring in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks show and a record NT$30 million on the show will be spent on the show, which is NT$10 million more than last year, in response to complaints by revellers that the 2009 event was not exciting enough.

Taipei 101 greets New Year 2008 with fireworks

Some 22,000 fireworks will be launched, the most ever and 6,600 more than last year. The angles covered by the 2010 show will be the widest in history, with fireworks to be launched at angles of 180 degrees, 90 degrees, 45 degrees and 30 degrees from the Taipei 101 tower.

The show will also feature moving displays such as fire wheels, drifting stars and bouquet showers that will come in a full range of colours, including gold, silver, red, green, blue, purple and yellows as part of the celebrations, a New Year’s Eve party will be held at the Taipei 101 observatory on the 89th floor of the building, and partygoers will be treated to presentations of magic shows, a live band performance and a close up view of the fireworks show.

The party will be limited to 1,000 people and the tickets will cost NT$2,010 each.