Tokyo opens Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting building
May 22, 2012 Leave a comment
Tokyo – Today in Japan, the world’s tallest broadcasting building named Skytree has officially set a new record. After three-and-a-half years of hard work, the 634m tower is finally accessible for tourists and Tokyo inhabitants.
The 310m high Shard in London, which will be opened in July this year, is not even half as high as this master piece. Neither does the Eifel Tower come close to the top of the new broadcasting tower in Tokyo. After 52 years, the Tokyo Tower, which was the city’s most famous tower, has been replaced by a skyscraper which is twice as high.
It is expected to be Tokyo’s new main attraction for tourists as it includes two observation decks, the first one at a height of 350m and the second one at 450m. In total, the two decks of the Tokyo Skytree can fit 2900 people at once, 2000 people at the first one and 900 people at the second one.
Nevertheless this is only a new record for the tallest broadcasting building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is still world’s tallest building counting 828m from top to bottom.
To get an impression of the needle-shaped broadcasting tower in Tokyo, take a look at this youtube video.
Photo by: hirotomo / Flickr