Thursday 22 September 2011


The Tuntex Skytower, or 85 Skytower as it's sometimes known, is the tallest building in Kaohsiung and was the tallest in Taiwan until Taipei 101 was built.  The 85 comes from the number of floors in the building which was completed in 1997.

I don't know that the scan does justice to the card which is really very striking.  I'd love to know whether the characters actually say anything or are just decorative scribble.
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  1. the card is beautiful, and I think I probably prefer it to an actual photo of the building.

  2. So 85 floors were completed in 1997? I wonder how many there are altogether. I suppose construction is faster when you are using characters as building blocks. :) I, too, would prefer a picture. I'll bet I would change my tune if I could read Chinese though.

  3. Yep, would be interesting what these characters mean! Perhaps you can find a translator?

  4. @Christine, for me it's more attractive too.

    @Max, They're probably up to the thousands by now. They may send a me postcard from outer space.

    @lostforwords, I have been hoping someone who knew would pass by this way. Maybe one day....


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