Thursday, 10 March 2011

Highest Point at 634 Meters

As far as the highest point of the Tokyo Sky Tree is concerned, they had announced in the beginning that it would be "about" 610 meters leaving the final height to be decided at a later date. Since the tower was designed to be the tallest in the world from the very beginning, an open-ended range with final adjustments was included in the structural plans. At a time when planning and construction of high-rise structures are underway in other countries, the operators talked about the highest point being 634 meters. The Tokyo Sky Tree employs Japanese cutting-edge technology in reproducing the traditional architectural know-how of the "Shimbashira-Seishin" (Center Column Vibration Control) used in the five-story pagoda. When the Tokyo Sky Tree makes its debut as the world's tallest free-standing tower drawing international attention, it will surely provide an invaluable opportunity to introduce the culture and technology of Japan to people around the world.