SkyTree, Tokyo (8/20)

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The Skytree absolutely dominates the Tokyo skyline, which in the world’s most populous city and full of skyscrapers, the tower is truly a star-scraper. The world’s second tallest structure has an observation deck 1,480 feet above the ground; that is more than a quarter of a mile from terra firma.

The tower’s structure is cylindrical to offer panoramic views of the river and the city. There are observatories at 350 meters (1,150 feet), with a capacity of up to 2,000 people, and 450 meters (1,480 feet), with a capacity of 900 people. The upper observatory features a spiral, glass-covered skywalk in which visitors ascend the last 5 meters to the highest point at the upper platform. A section of glass flooring gives visitors a direct downward view of the streets below.

Contributor: Caroline Duterque from jackandferdi.com

Written by James Metcalfe

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