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World's Tallest Tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, Opens

22 May 2012

The world’s tallest tower and Tokyo’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter tower on Tuesday to mark its opening. It is recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest tower, beating out the 600-meter Canton Tower in China. The world’s tallest structure is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, an 828-meter skyscraper. The Sky Tree will serve as a broadcast tower for television and radio, along with being a tourist attraction.—AP

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