Tokyo Sky Tree becomes Japan's tallest building
By Richard High29 April 2010
The under-construction Tokyo Sky Tree, a new radio and television antenna, has reached 338 m-high, making it the tallest building in Japan.
It has now surpassed the 333 m-high Tokyo Tower, a radio and television transmission tower.
When complete in 2011 the tower will be one of the world's tallest at 634 m.
When opened in 2012 it will join the 52 year-old Tokyo Tower as one of the capital's top tourist attractions.
Facts and figures
- Final height: 634m
Observatory -First Observatory 350 m, Second Observatory 450
broadcasting facilities, stores, restaurant, etc.
- Initial investment: About YEN 60 billion (US$ 648 million).
- Pre-opening costs: About YEN 5 billion (US$ 54 million).