'Tokyo Sky Tree' is World's 2nd Tallest

 - Jun 17, 2008
References: gizmodo
A ridiculously tall building that is not in Dubai? Yes. As the name suggests, standing at 2000 feet (610 meters) tall, the Tokyo Sky Tree will actually be in the heart of Tokyo.

Set to finish in 2011 with a budget of 60 billion yen (555 million dollars), it will be the tallest building in Japan and most likely the second tallest building in the whole world.

The design utilizes five tier concrete “pagodas” in the bottom of the tower that can withstand very strong earthquakes.

And what's a tower without something fun at the top? Tokyo Sky Tree (or, Tōkyō Sukai Tsurii) will feature restaurants and a TV station in the top.

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