Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tokyo Skytree

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The Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest free-standing tower and the Japanese capital's newest landmark, opens to the public.  Costing 65 billion Yen (£517 million) to complete, Tokyo's new landmark Skytree opened to the general public after four years in construction.

The tower, built by Japan's Tobu Railway Company, stands 634 metres (2 080 feet) tall, making it the world's second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which stands at 829 metres (2 720 feet).  It is now the world's tallest free-standing broadcast tower ahead of the Canton Tower in China which scales 600 metres (1 968 feet) and it is twice as tall the Eiffel Tower.

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