There is something about many cities around the world, that continually try to outdo each other by building the world’s tallest building or tower.
The topic also has some controversy as the definition as to what is exactly the tallest structure is not always clear. Some buildings just add a bigger antennae to the top of their structure to claim the title.
Wikipedia even has an entry on the world’s tallest buildings.
Tokyo is now trying to enter the competition with the construction of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
When completed, the tower will boast a height of 610 meters, or 2,001 feet. It would rank along with the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower as the third highest man made structure in the world. The Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is currently the highest man made structure and beats all other buildings and towers in all categories.
The Tokyo Sky Tree will be used to broadcast digital television over Tokyo and is located 1km east of Asakusa.