Japan Builds World’s Second Tallest Building
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Japan Builds World’s Second Tallest Building



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/>The construction of Tokyo’s Sky Tree, officially the world’s tallest communication tower and the second tallest building, has finally been completed in Tokyo’s eastern Asakusa traditional district.

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/>Standing at 634 meters high, the tower was scheduled to finish in December 2011 but was delayed after the tsunami affected building supplies.

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/>The new tower, which cost approximately ¥65 billion (US$ 806 million), is still considered the second tallest manmade building, after Dubai’s 830-meter Burj Khalifa.

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/>The Tokyo Sky Tree will provide services for digital radio and TV transmission and houses other facilities such as an aquarium, a theather and even academic institutes.

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/>It also hosts two observation decks—at 350 metres and 450 metres above ground—as well as an “air corridor”, which is a glass outer walkway.

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/>“When Tokyo Sky Tree stands tall in the eastern sky from where the sun rises, a future community will be formed at its foot and it will be one of a kind that is filled with tenderness,” states the press release.

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/>[via Gizmodo]
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