http://englishnews.ftv.com.tw/read.aspx?sno=C1A75214C6ECB8148A43A3387564C18BTaipei 101 neighbor to hold fireworks display of its own three minutes before the countdown (2014/12/29)
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As citizens and visitors eagerly await Taipei 101’s annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, another building is planning to add some color and noise to the celebration. The Kelti Group’s modern high-rise office, located around the corner from Taipei 101, is also planning its own low-altitude fireworks display, which takes place at 11:57 on Wednesday. Under fears that low-altitude fireworks will easily scatter, the city fire department is asking the Kelti Group to take extra safety measures.
Taipei 101’s fireworks display has come to be the city’s premier New Year’s eve celebration event, and the Kelti Group wants to join in on the fun with its own fireworks display that will take place three minutes before the New Year. But some are wondering whether Kelti is trying to outdo 101.
Kelti Group Spokesperson
Our intention is not at all to take the spotlight. Our firecrackers and fireworks will go off at the first floor plaza at our office, and will add just a sparkle to the celebration.
Although it’s a normal set of fireworks, New Year’s eve is expected to attract unusually large crowds. Over fears of safety of New Year’s revelers in the area, the
city’s fire department has changed its safety requirements to stipulate that low-altitude fireworks, such as the kind being used by Kelti be let off at a distance of at least 10 meters from a crowd. Normally the required distance is 8 meters.