We shared everything along the way, so we could eat more of a variety of food.
Eventually, we consulted a map and went to look for my dad’s old chemical engineering building. We walked around inside, and it reminded me a lot of the buildings at LSU. Overall, the campus was great. It was very bike and pedestrian friendly. Lots of 7-11s and places to eat.
Our next to last stop of the day was at Taipei 101. Taipei 101 stood as the world’s tallest building from 2004-2010, and it has 101 stories. The first 5 floors consists of a luxurious retail mall, and the rest are offices, some restaurants, and observatory decks. We have been to the mall before, but this time, we decided to go all the way up to the top floor observatory deck. The area reminded me of the Space Needle in Seattle. We spent the next hour exploring and taking photos.
This is a wind dapper, also known as a tuned mass dapper. It hangs from the 92nd to the 87th floor, and it keeps the building balanced. It shifts and sways when there are heavy gusts of wind or typhoons. The idea is to keep the building upright and prevent structural damage.
Finally-our last stop of the day. The original Din Tai Fung. Home of the soup dumpling. We met my mom’s best friend, our Aunt Tammy, and her son for dinner and dessert. It was fun to catch up, and it was a nice way to finish our day.