Tokyo Sky Tree: World’s Tallest Freestanding Broadcast Tower Opens in May (Photo)

By on Apr 18, 2012 in Asia, Technology, World Comments
Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree (in the middle)
Image Credit: Itsuo Inouye/AP

The Tokyo Sky Tree, reportedly the world’s tallest freestanding broadcast structure, will be open to the public in May, according to reports by several international news sites on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

A press preview of the Tokyo Sky Tree was reportedly held on Tuesday as a Tokyo developer led journalists for a walk on the tower’s 450-meter-high observation deck. A glass floor at the observation deck reportedly allows any visitor to have a ground view.

Reports say that the Tokyo Sky Tree stands at 634 meters or 2,080 feet and uses a special technology to withstand Japan earthquakes. The Tokyo Sky Tree structures can be seen through a glass window on top of the tower elevator.

Earlier reports say that the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was designed by Tadao Ando and Kiichi Sumikawa.

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