After four years of construction, the Sky Tree opened officially to the general public. Reaching its full height of 634 metres, Sky Tree became the tallest telecommunications tower and the tallest structure in Japan, not to mention that is currently the world’s second tallest bulding after Burj Khalifa from Dubai, which exceeds 820 meters. Expected to have 5 million visitors in the first year, the Sky Tree will surely play a major role in stimulating the surrounding Sumida area in terms of new business.
Tobu Railway in partnership with Japanese TV companies was those who developed the project with the aim to provide improved communications facilities. Inspired by traditional Japanese architecture, the amazing bulding is now the new biggest city’s landmark which makes urban residents feel happy and proud of this achievement. As the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, Sky Tree is now replacing the 333m tall (1,092.5ft) Tokyo tower, a symbol of Japan’s capital since 1958, as the broadcast hub.
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