The exterior of the tower incorporates many symbols of financial success. The distinctive sections that create the look of a bamboo stalk are actually representative of gold ingots used in ancient China as currency. There are 8 of them at 8 different floors because the Chinese consider 8 to be their lucky color. Majority of the aspects of decoration were looked after by the Feng Shui masters. The 8 segments of Taipei 101 covered with green tinted glass reflects the Chinese lantern like figures. The total weight of Taipei 101 is 700,000 tonnes which equals up to a mass that can possibly make up an earthquake.
The design of Taipei 101 is highly inspired from the Chinese culture. The interior as well as the exterior of this building give a pagoda look and shape of bamboo flowers that is worth visiting both by local and international tourists.