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Sky Tree Tower in Tokyo

Sukai Tsuri Skyscraper Building in Sumida Ward, Japan – design by Nikken Sekkei, architects

31 Mar 2010

Tokyo Sky Tree

Construction on the Tokyo Sky Tree reaches halfway mark

Location: Narihirabashi / Oshiage area of Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Height of tower: 634m (2,080 ft)

Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

Tokyo Sky Tree & Azuma Bridge Japan
photo : Kakidai [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]

Construction start: 2008

Completion due date: Dec 2011

Public Opening of the Development due date : Spring 2012

Facilities: Observatory (First Observatory at 350m and Second Observatory at 450m), broadcasting facilities, stores, restaurant, etc.

Initial investment: Approx. 60 billion yen Pre-opening costs: Approx. 5 billion yen

Purpose: Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting

Observatory decks at 350m and 450m.

Tower tip – Digital TV Antenna

The Tokyo Sky Tree aka Tokyo Sukai Tsuri, originally referred to as New Tokyo Tower.

The building title was confirmed 10 Jun 2008.

As of 29 March 2010 it is the tallest artificial structure in Japan (338m high)

The base of the tower has a structure similar to a “tripod”, but from a height of about 350 m and above, the tower’s structure is cylindrical to withstand very strong winds.

The present Tokyo Tower (333 m) is not tall enough to give complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage, due to the construction of many nearby high-rise buildings.

The Tokyo Sukai Tsuri project was led by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters (headed by public broadcaster NHK).

Location: Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, eastern Asia

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