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Tokyo’s Sky Tree becomes world’s third tallest structure


Published on Mar 2, 2011

The Tokyo Sky Tree television tower rose to a height of 601 metres yesterday, eclipsing China’s 600-metre Canton Tower to become the world’s third tallest structure. The tower, in eastern Tokyo, will eventually reach a height of 634 metres when it is completed later in the year. While functioning as a TV and radio transmission tower, the Sky Tree will also house two observation decks, retail areas, restaurants and an aquarium, and is expected to attract more than 2.5 million visitors each year. At 828 metres, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest structure, ahead of the 629-metre Guyed TV Mast in North Dakota, US.

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