Core Pacific City

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About Core Pacific City, Taipei

Core Pacific City, also known as the Living Mall (Chinese: 京華城) is a shopping center in Taipei, Taiwan, and has a total floor space of 204,190 square meters. Built in 2001, the structure is a complex of two buildings - an L-shaped building which contains specialty boutiques connected to a sphere which contains the Mira Department Store. The complex consists of 12 above-ground stories and 7 underground levels. When it first opened, the mall was open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As one of the first of several large-scale malls in Taiwan, Core Pacific's planners expected it to change local consumer behavior to Western-style one-stop shopping. During the mall's development and construction, it was touted as the world's first truly 24-hour mall and Asia's first "city within a city" complex. Core Pacific's total 19 story height is attributed to Taiwan's extremely expensive land costs. The sphere, considered to be Core Pacific's most dominant and visible feature, is 11 stories tall and clad in granite imported from Finland, while the L-shaped portion features granite from Spain. The mall's architects were the Jerde Partnership and Artech, Inc. Jerde won the 2002 Gold Nugget Special Award of Excellence at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference/Western Building Show for its effort. The engineering firm Arup was also recognized in 2002 for its work on the mall with a Structural Engineering Association of California Award for Excellence. Before Core Pacific opened in 2001, its management had been fined by the Taipei city government for failing fire safety inspections. Further fines were levied when the mall opened to the public without actually first obtaining an operating license. In February 2002, a fire at the mall required the evacuation of 20,000 people. The fire was determined to be arson, and in July 2002 former Core Pacific official Lin Chang-cheng (林長成) was convicted of the crime along with two others, Wang Lin-kwun (王林坤) and Lin Ching-chi (林清吉). Losses were estimated at NT$12 million. The opening of Taipei 101's mall in 2003 was expected to affect the revenues of Core Pacific's tenants, although less severely than at other malls due to Core Pacific's lower price points. In 2004, the mall's management company was cited by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission for unfair trade practices relating to a gift certificate promotion campaign.


Overview of Core Pacific City

Core Pacific City is a place in Taipei in the country of Taiwan. Don't expect lot of visitors to Core Pacific City since it is not a popular tourist spot in Taipei.

Home to bountiful attractions like Yangmingshan National Park, Beitou Hot Springs, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine and National Palace Museum, there are many things to do in Taipei that you can explore on your visit.

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Address: No. 138, Section 4, Bade Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105

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Taipei Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner
View Deal Taipei Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner 54 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes From USD 49.31/person

Taipei comes alive at night and the city is a buzzing. This 3.5-hour night tour of Taipei starts with exploring the ancient Longshan Temple, stroll through the exotic night markets, a delicious Din Tai Fung dinner and watch Taipei sparkle on top of the worlds 2nd tallest building, the 101 Building.

Keelung Shore Excursion: Taipei City Sightseeing and Beef Noodle Soup Lunch
View Deal Keelung Shore Excursion: Taipei City Sightseeing a... 11 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours From USD 100/person

When your cruise ship pulls into port in Taipei, enjoy a full-day city sightseeing tour with a professional local guide. After a scenic drive from Keelung to the capital, stop at the National Palace Museum to explore 8,000 years of Chinese history and culture. Enjoy lunch in one of the most famous beef noodle soup restaurants in town. In the afternoon, visit two city highlights, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Longshan Temple, before returning by minivan to the cruise terminal.

Numbers are limited to 18 people, ensuring a personalized experience with a small group.

Northern Coast Half-Day Tour including Yehliu Park from Taipei
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A geologists dream tour, explore the harbor city of Keelung on this four-hour tour from Taipei. A 40-minute drive northeast of Taipei, Keelung is one of Taiwan's international seaports. Travel to the Northern Coast of Taiwan to the fascinating natural rock formations of Yehliu Park, where you will discover the infamous rock formations of the Queen's Head and Fairy's Shoe, a fascinating place for a day trip.

5-Hour Shifen Old Street Walk and Pingxi Sky Lantern Tour from Taipei
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This is a romantic, nostalgic tour aiming to take you back to the golden age of a historic coal mining town Pingxi. Visiting the Shifen Old Street brings you back to the past; Flying Sky Lantern inspires you to look into the future. This 5-hour tour also includes the hotel pickup and drop-off, a driver and a tour guide.

Share your experience - Rate Core Pacific City, Taipei

  • kid friendly mall. extremely noisy on the weekend. has a great cinema.

  • Pretty good shopping mall and good selection food court. Best part is this mall is mainly designed for kids play areas

  • Has a Cinemark Movie Theater on the basement floor and a very food court with a array of food. They have steak restaurant with an all you can eat salad bar that has tacos. The shopping is not that expensive and has anything you are looking for.

  • Old and becoming run down, we went in search of Pokémon Town. Turned out to be Pikachu Corner. Pretty disappointing. The arcade was fun but not priced very well. Kind of expensive

  • The architectural design is pretty cool. You won't find many of the mainstream shop or restaurants, but the lack of traffic makes it easy to enjoy the interesting bars, restaurants, and movie facilities without having to wait in line. This place is a hidden gem if u live near by

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