Monday, 05 Mar, 2012 Offbeat

Tokyo Sky Tree - World's Highest Communication Tower


Finally the erection of the world's tallest communication tower has been completed in Japan. The Tokyo Sky Tree is second-highest structure in the world and it was completed on Wednesday, two months late due to the quake and tsunami that hit the land of the rising sun last March.

Various tourist specialists believe that the 634-meter (2080-foot) building will have a positive impact on the number of travelers visiting the country. It is worth mentioning that because of the natural disasters and nuclear crisis, the number of tourists considerably dropped.

Located near the popular Asakusa traditional district, on the eastern side of Japan's capital, the tower surpasses the 600-metre Canton Tower built in China's Guangzhou and the 553-metre CN Tower erected in downtown Toronto. The only building that beats the Tokyo Sky Tree is the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

It would be interesting to note that around 580,000 workers participated in the construction. The total cost of the tower is 65 billion yen ($806 million).

The building includes two observation decks - one located at an altitude of 350 meters and the other one at 450 meters - restaurants and office space.

[via Physorg]

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