Oh well, it was fun while it lasted:
[quote]Despite that it is a crazy and impressive idea with good intentions, it is not doable to have extra structures on the facade of the Taipei 101 building because of safety concerns and structural limits,¡¨Taipei 101 spokesman Michael Liu told the CNA.
Strong northeasterly monsoon winds that occur in the winter in Taiwan would make such a project un-doable, according to Liu.
Liu said the management appreciates the company's creative idea. But he added: "Like many crazy ideas we often receive, most cannot be put into practice with the lack of understanding of the building¡¦s structure and situation.¡¨
Elias Ek, a Swedish entrepreneur in Taiwan and the co-chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei¡¦s small- and medium-sized enterprises center, recently proposed turning the 509-meter tall Taipei 101 into a Christmas tree by installing LED lights on its facade.
He said that the project would be a good way of marketing Taiwan not only because Taiwan is the world¡¦s leading LED manufacturers and suppliers but also because by tapping into the Christmas theme, it is easier to reach out to more people.
Anyway, seems the firework idea has really caught up:
[quote]Preparations for this year¡¦s New Year¡¦s Eve fireworks display is already underway, according to Liu, who added that several of his colleagues paid a recent visit to China to observe a firework contest, and many ideas are under development.
While more details will be revealed in October or November, Liu said that Taipei 101 plans to make sure this year¡¦s grand celebration is packed with excitement and splendor.