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Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower or 85 SKYTOWER (the Tuntex & Chien-Tai Tower; ), is an 85-floor skyscraper located in Lingya District, Kaohsiungmarker, Taiwanmarker. The structure is high. An antenna pushes the building height to . The building was constructed from 1994 to 1997. It is the tallest in Kaohsiung, and was the tallest in Taiwan until the completion of Taipei 101marker. It replaced the Shin Kong Life Towermarker ( ) as the tallest building in Taiwan when it was completed in 1993.

The tower has an unusual 'prong' design with two separate 39-floor sections, which merge into a single central tower rising to a spire. This unique design leaves a substantial space below the central part of the tower. The design was inspired by the Chinese character Kao (or Gao 高), meaning "tall," and also the first character in the city's name.

The building is owned by the Tuntex Group (Chien-Tai is a subsidiary) and is mainly offices, but includes residential space, a department store and the Splendor Kaohsiung hotel occupies the 37th to 70th floors. The observation deck is fed by high speed elevator, capable of speeds of per second (36.6 km/h, 22.7 mi/h), the third fastest in the world after Taipei 101marker's Toshiba elevators and the Yokohama Landmark Towermarker's. The Kaohsiung 85 Building's Observation Deck is located on its 75th floor and offers views over the Kaohsiung City, the Love River, and the Kaohsiung Harbor.

The building was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. John W. Milton was Project Director on behalf of Turner International Inc (New York, N.Y.), a subsidiary of Turner Construction.


Image:Tuntex_Sky_Tower_night.JPG|Tuntex Sky Tower at night.Image:Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung Taiwan.jpg|Lantern Festival at Tuntex Sky Tower.

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