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 Replies to “Tokyo Sky Tree”

  1. 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…

  2. What is this fascination mankind has with tall towers?

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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