Guided Tour (Three choices)
Dec. 17 (Fri.), 2010, Afternoon:
- Tour A: National Taiwan University (NTU) Campus and National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE)
( 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm )
Tour A features the NTU nine-story Civil Engineering building, which is equipped with seismic isolation system on its second story. The tour also includes the NCREE laboratory which houses a tri-axial 5mx 5m earthquake simulator, a spacious strong floor testbed, a large reaction wall, and a high-axial capacity Multi-Axial Testing System (MATS) for testing full-scale seismic isolators, structural components and sub-assemblages.
- Tour B: Taipei 101
( 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm )
Tour B features the famous Taipei 101 Skyscraper and its observatory on the 89 th floor. Visitors will be able to see the world's largest tuned mass damper (TMD) designed for reducing wind-induced movement. This gold-colored TMD has a diameter of 5.5m and weighs 660 metric tons. Visitors may be able to visit the open deck on the 91 st story if mild wind prevails on the day of visit.
- Tour C: Taiwan ABWR Nuclear Power Plant (01:00pm-06:00pm)
Tour C features the fourth nuclear power plant currently under construction in the northern part of Taiwan . This NPP is equipped with advanced boiling water reactors (ABWR) designed by General Electric. The number of visitors is limited to 70 on a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your bus seat early if interested.
- Special Attraction:
Taipei International Flora Exposition (Nov. 6, 2010 - April 25, 2011)
“The 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition is being held in the Yuanshan area in Taipei City . The expo site is bound by Yuanshan Park , the Taipei Fine Arts Park , Xinsheng Park and Da-jia Riverside Park .
The site sits among some of Taipei 's most fantastic cultural and artistic spots, such as the Zhongshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei Children's Recreation Center , Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei Story House and Lin-An-tai Historical Home. The exposition hall is newly built and the completed expo site will have 14 pavilions in total. The total area of 91.8 hectares stands as a testament to healthy and sustainable living in this modern metropolis.” (Source: official website of 2010 Taipei Int'l Flora Expo)