Tokyo Skytree opens to the public

May 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Tokyo, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower ever built, has opened to the public.

Tobu Tower Skytree Co., the skyscraper’s operator, expects that the opening of the tower will boost Tokyo’s economy, as they expect approximately 25 million people to visit the building and its adjacent shopping facilities every year. It has been estimated that over 200,000 people will visit the broadcast tower on its first day open to the public.

The 634-metre building is situated in the east of Japan’s capital. This tower for digital terrestrial broadcasting has two observation decks at 350 metres and at 450 metres. They will offer tourists and visitors with a 360-degree view of Tokyo and its surroundings. Over 8,000 visitors were expected to be the first who have experienced the incredible panorama view that this sightseeing tower can offer its visitors.

Last November, the Guiness World Records certified that the Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest tower, surpassing in March the height of China’s Canton Tower, another broadcasting and sightseeing tower. The height of Canton Tower is 600-metres, approximately 34 metres less than its Japanese Counterpart.

Nevertheless, the Tokyo Skytree is not the tallest structure in the world. According to Guinness, Dubai’s 828-metre Burj Khalifa in in the United Arab Emirates is the tallest building ever built.

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