the world's tallest tower: tokyo sky tree
the world's tallest tower: tokyo sky tree the world's tallest tower: tokyo sky tree
jun 16, 2008

the world's tallest tower: tokyo sky tree

image – tobu railway and shin-tokyo tower co.

last week plans for the world’s tallest tower were unveiled in tokyo. ‘the tokyo sky tree’ will stand at 610 meters tall when it’s finished in december 2011 (construction is planned to start next month in sumida-ku). the building will host a digital broadcasting facility as well as restaurants and shops. the cost of the project is said to be around 60 billion yen.

image – tobu railway and shin-tokyo tower co.

image – tobu railway and shin-tokyo tower co.

branding for the new tower

more: mainichi | japan today | japan probe

  • I think the new tower in dubai is the highest tower in the world – with about over 800 meters?

    andy says:
  • Burj Dubai is the tallest, not 800 but 20 meters taller says:
  • i´ve been checking and the burj dubai its going to be 940m. says:
  • The best view point for Tokyo Sky Tree is from Asakusa. You can walk to Tokyo Sky Tree from Asakusa. From Asakusa, you can see it in the buildings and temples. It’s a kind of mixture view of old and modern Tokyo. But, personally, I like Tokyo Tower rather than Tokyo Sky Tree.More Photos:

    Jenna James says:

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