18 May 2012

Tokyo Sky Tree |2080 Ft | Earthquake Proof World's Tallest Tower

Japanese civil & structural engineers surely have something amazing to show to the world. The newly constructed Tokyo Sky tree is the world's highest tower that stands 2080 feet tall and the engineers claim that the structure is completely earthquake free. The company behind the tower, Obayashi is the same company that recently announced that they're going to build 'Space Elevator' by the year 2050. Note that the crown of 'World's Tallest Man Made Structure' still lies with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (2,720 ft.)

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Image Credit: CNET

Given the fact that Japan's a home to earthquakes; the Tokyo Sky Tree has been designed to withstand the strongest of the quakes (over 8 on Richter Scale). Check the tower construction in action:-



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ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

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7 years ago
If you are talking of being earthquake free, then Tokyo tower last year had a bend in its top most part. The authorities had to remove that part, making Tokyo tower fall short of I think 15 m of its earlier height. (confirm the exact figure).

Surely, Japanese quickly bounced to their feet and made this wonder! Amazing people.
Dancer_Engineer

Dancer_Engineer

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6 years ago
Come 22nd May, and the Tokyo Skytree is all set for the opening.
Book your tickets here: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/ .

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