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Tokyo Skytree, World’s Tallest Tower Set to Open

May 16, 2012

The Tokyo Skytree, twice as tall as the Eiffel Tower, is set to open next week.

The 634-meter (2,080 feet) structure in eastern Tokyo sits in a retail complex housing more than 300 shops and restaurants, a planetarium and an aquarium. Developer Tobu Railway Co. expects the project to draw 32 million visitors in its first year. The tower surpassed the 600-meter Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, as the world’s tallest, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. (Source: Bloomberg)

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