Tokyo Sky Tree – World Tallest Tower

on 03 29, 2011 (Visited 6520 times, 2 visits today)

The Tokyo Sky Tree, formerly known as New Tokyo Tower, is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower under construction in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It is the tallest artificial structure in Japan since 2010. When completed, the tower will have a height of 634.0 metres (I just wonder how the tower will sustain any earthquake if ever happening).

The project is being led by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters (headed by public broadcaster NHK). Construction of the tower or known as Tokyo Tower “little brother” is scheduled to be completed by December 2011, with the public opening in spring 2012. The completed structure will be the highlight of a massive commercial development as it is located equidistant from Narihirabashi Station and Oshiage Station.

One of Tokyo Sky Tree’s main purposes is as a television and radio broadcasting tower. Tokyo’s current broadcasting tower, Tokyo Tower, is at 333 m (1,093 ft), no longer tall enough to give complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage as it is surrounded by many high-rise buildings.

When completed, the Tokyo Sky Tree will be the tallest tower in the world beating Canton Tower (600 m (1,969 ft)), the tallest structure on an island beating Taipei 101 and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa.


Tokyo Sky Tree will be among the highest tower not only in Asia, but also in the whole world (Photo Credit: t004)

(Photo Credit: Skycrapper)

Time-lapse of the construction of Tokyo Sky Tree (Youtube Video)

Source: Timog

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