Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree is a tower that when finished in 2012 will be the second tallest artificial structure in the world after the Burj Dubai. It has barely surpassed half of its planned final height of 634 meters but it is already the highest structure in Japan, surpassing the Tokyo Tower. These are some photos that I took last week from Asakusa that show the current state of the construction.

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

6 Comments
  • Brad F.

    May 29, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I wonder how they’re going to get those cranes down from the top of the building when it’s done?

    By the way… how come you don’t have an e-mail notification thing for new comments on posts? I never remember to check back…

  • Frank

    May 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    What is this fascination mankind has with tall towers?

    @#1: They’re going to unfasten them and let them plunge to the bottom.

  • maria

    May 30, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Possibly the tower wasn’t built out of pure fascination with height. I mean, in crowded Tokyo,it’s more practical to build vertically. Although, earthquakes are bad for tall buildings, they put in shock absorber-type things to lessen the damage from the vibrations.

    So, all in all, cool building and awesome pictures!

  • erik

    July 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    @ Frank I believe its a phallic thing. Been goin on for a loooong time.

  • stan

    September 20, 2010 at 6:43 am

    I like the old Tokyo Tower, it is such a wonderful landmark. The tower is the same even though its surroundings have changed so much
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/tokyo-tower-then-and-now/

  • Cathy

    June 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I remember the swaying of the Tokyo Tower, and that wasn’t during any of the many small eath movements there. I wonder how mucht this one will move at the top.